UFC Fight Night 87: Overeem vs. Arlovski Gate and Attendance from Rotterdam

Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 87: Overeem vs. Arlovski at Ahoy Rotterdam marked the UFC’s debut event in the Netherlands.  The event took place in front of a sold out crowd.Alistair Overeem vs Andrei Arlovski weigh

“Another new market for us. Another new city that has been broken into. We really appreciate the support of Ahoy Rotterdam. Big thanks to all the athletes on the card,” said James Elliott, ice President and General Manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) during the event’s post-fight press conference.

10,421 spectators attended the event generating gate receipts totally  $1,523,320 U.S. Dollars.

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Not surprisingly, UFC Fight Night 87 featured Dutch heavyweight Alistair Overeem taking on teammate Andrei Arlovski in the headliner, both men trying to fight their way into a title shot.

Those in attendance witnessed Overeem finish the former champion in the second round.  He delivered a crane kick that landed on the chin of Arlosvki and dropped him with a follow-up left hand.

In the fight card’s co-main event, heavyweight Dutchman Stefan Struve put Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva away in quick fashion.  Silva rushed across the cage and Struve stunned him with a punch and finished him with a series of unanswered elbows.  The fight lasted 16 seconds.

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