It’s no secret that the few remaining Pride stars of yesteryear are slowly burning out one at a time. As a matter of fact, two of them were stopped in the first round of their respective Main Event and Co-Main Event bouts at last Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 27.
The event was great for business, as the ultra-stacked card was action packed, making it a huge success for UFC’s debut on the new Fox Sports 1 channel. Unfortunately for the superstars at the top of the card, the outcome could not have been worse.
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Alistair Overeem may have seen their chances of another title run quickly disappear as neither fighter made it out of the first round, despite each being favored to win.
Overeem suffered his second straight embarrassing knockout after returning from his year-long suspension for elevated testosterone. The visibly smaller “Demolition Man” does not seem to pack the knockout punch that he once did, and his chin is more than suspect after two straight KOs lef...