UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem says that he “still has a rating to settle” with rival Jairzinho Rozenstruik and he wants a rematch.
Overeem is coming off of an impressive fifth-spherical TKO victory about Augusto Sakai at UFC on ESPN+ 34. The veteran heavyweight has gained four of his final five fights by knockout, with the lone blemish in that extend a controversial KO reduction to Rozenstruik final December. Following dominating the initial four rounds of the battle, Overeem was knocked down by a punch from Rozenstruik with just 4 seconds remaining, and referee Dan Miragliotta stopped the struggle.
Subsequent his earn more than Sakai, Overeem explained to the media that he views the 1st Rozenstruik combat as a win in his brain, declaring he “schooled” his opponent. At the time, it did not appear to be like Overeem had significantly curiosity in a rematch. But a couple times soon after the fight, now Overeem claims that Rozenstruik is the man he is concentrating on for his following fight. Talking to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Overeem said that he would like the rematch with Rozenstruik.
“He stole a little something from me. He snuck away with the victory. I imply I schooled the man. He is aware it, all people is aware it, the entire world appreciates it, but someway he nevertheless has that W.”@Alistairovereem has “a score to settle” with Jairzinho Rozenstruik. (by way of @arielhelwani) pic.twitter.com/Xw0qm7pDmK
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) September 9, 2020
“Yes, definitely,” Overeem stated when requested if Rozenstruik is his No. 1 concentrate on. “I indicate I still have a score to settle, proper? He stole some thing from me. He snuck away with the victory. I signify I schooled the man. He is aware of it, most people is familiar with it, the whole environment is aware it. But someway he even now has that W. So we unquestionably have some score to settle.”
Experienced Overeem lasted 4 far more seconds in the first Rozenstruik combat, he would be on a 5-fight get streak ideal now and in the dialogue for the subsequent UFC heavyweight title shot. But on paper, he has a decline to Rozenstruik that is bookended by four knockout wins. In Overeem’s intellect, he conquer Rozenstruik. But he understands that’s not what it suggests on paper.
“Actually I am (on a five-fight win streak). That is the way it feels to me,” Overeem claimed. “It is not on paper so we gotta still do (the rematch).
Overeem is presently ranked as the No. 5 heavyweight in the UFC, although Rozenstruik is rated at No. 3. With Rozenstruik coming off of a TKO win in excess of Junior dos Santos in his past fight and with the rest of the best heavyweight contenders previously booked, the rematch in between these two will make feeling to, as Overeem said, “settle the rating.”
Who do you consider would acquire a rematch between Alistair Overeem and Jairzinho Rozenstruik?