A couple of minutes after he defeated Walt Harris in UFC on ESPN 8’s most important occasion on Saturday evening in Jacksonville, Fla., Alistair Overeem turned 40.

His group celebrated by singing him “Completely happy Birthday” within the medical tent at VyStar Veterans Memorial Enviornment.

Earlier within the night, the UFC broadcast had — maybe charitably — described Overeem as “a chameleon,” for the numerous bodily and figurative shapes we’ve seen him take over time. Nonetheless, maybe the higher metaphor for “The Reem” at this stage would have been a wily outdated cat. In a division identified for its lengthy and twisting profession paths, he’s already lived lives upon lives in MMA — and each doubtlessly career-threatening spill appears to finish with him touchdown on his toes.

Within the aftermath of this newest rebound, Overeem made it clear: He’s nonetheless acquired objectives.

“We’re nonetheless looking for the title,” he mentioned on the…