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Alistair Overeem made his long-awaited return to the Strikeforce cage and demolished Brett Rogers inside of a round in the main event of Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery on Saturday at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo., on Showtime.

Overeem has undergone an incredible transformation since he lost three consecutive fights in Pride in 2006. "The Demolition Man," who formerly campaigned at light-heavyweight, has developed into one of the most feared heavyweight strikers in the past three years.


Overeem has won eight of his past nine fights, starting with his second-round stoppage of Paul Buentello to capture the Strikeforce heavyweight title in 2007. The lone blemish during that stretch was a no-contest against Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic in a fight Overeem was clearly dominanting until it was stopped due to low blows.

Overeem was scheduled to defend his Strikeforce title a couple of times last year, but injuries and scheduling conflicts prevented that from happening. Overeem remained active fighting for Dream and K-1.

U.S. fans finally got a look at Overeem on Saturday night and he did not disappoint. Rogers had no answer for Overeem's leg kicks and clinch work. Overeem, a 6-5, 253-pounder, absolutely manhandled Rogers, a 6-4, 264-pounder, when he shot in for a takedown. Overeem tossed Rogers to the canvas as if he were a little kid.

Overeem pounced on Rogers with a battery of punches. A vicious knee to the body allowed Overeem to gain the full mount. Overeem unloaded a series of massive right hands before referee "Big" John McCarthy finally stopped the beatdown at 3:40 of the first round.

Now, we can get down to the real business. Overeem vs. Fedor Emelianenko, the man many consider to be the top heavyweight in the world and one of the greatest MMA fighters of all-time, is the biggest heavyweight fight to be made outside of the UFC.

Emelianenko still has to get past Fabricio Werdum on June 26 at HP Pavilion in San Jose on Showtime. Emelianenko is heavily favored to beat Werdum, but this is MMA and anything can happen.

Source: The Orange County Register

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