The UFC’s quick-fire return to schedule concluded on Saturday night time as Alistair Overeem recorded his 46th profession win on the eve of his 40th birthday.

After wading via adversity early within the first-round, Overeem’s expertise and underrated floor recreation allowed him to tie up Walt Harris on the mat and tire out his explosive foe.

With Harris noticeably slower within the second stanza, a flush head kick dropped the ‘Large Ticket’ earlier than some managed ground-and-pound ensured a win in Overeem’s fourth completely different decade of preventing.

Elsewhere at UFC on ESPN 8, the remainder of the principle card was stuffed with shut selections whereas the preliminary card noticed 4 stoppages in six bouts.

With the UFC now on the sidelines till Might 30th, with an occasion TBA at TBD, listed here are 5 fights for the promotion’s matchmakers to contemplate with the massive winners of the ultimate occasion of their Jacksonville, Florida residency: