On Sunday, May 8, the UFC touched down in the Netherland to bring fight fans UFC Fight Night 87 live from Ahoy Rotterdam.

In the night’s main event former former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem squared off against former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski.

Overeem (40-14) entered this bout coming off a violent knockout victory over former UFC champion Junior Dos Santos at FOX 17 matchup in December. This extended the Dutch kickboxer’s win streak to three straight. Arlovski (25-11), on the other hand, was looking to get back into the win column after suffering a first round knockout to Stipe Miocic at UFC 195 in January. This loss snapped the Belarusian’s six fight streak, which included knockouts over Travis Browne and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva.

The main card aired on FOX Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.


Heather Jo Clark vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz 

Francimar Barroso vs. Nikita Krylov

Anna Elmose vs. Germaine de Randamie

Gunnar Nelson vs. Albert Tumenov

Antonio Silva vs. Stefan Struve

Alistair Overeem vs. Andrei Arlovski


Main Card

Alistair Overeem def. Andrei Arlovski by TKO (punches). Round 2, 1:12
Stefan Struve def. Antonio Silva by TKO (elbows). Round 1, 0:15
Gunnar Nelson def. Albert Tumenov by Submission (rear naked choke). Round 2, 3:15
Germaine de Randamie def. Anna Elmose by TKO (knee to the body). Round 1, 3:46
Nikita Krylov def. Francimar Barroso by Submission (rear naked choke). Round 2, 3:11
Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Heather Jo Clark by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Prelim Card

Rustam Khabilov def. Chris Wade by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Magnus Cedenblad def. Garreth McLellan by Standing TKO (punches). Round 2, 0:47
Josh Emmett def. Jon Tuck by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Reza Madadi def Yan Cabral by Standing TKO (punches). Round 3, 1:56

Prelim Card

Kyoji Horiguchi def. Neil Seery by Unanimous Decision. (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Leon Edwards def. Dominic Waters by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ulka Sasaki def. Willie Gates by Submission (Rear naked choke). ROUND 2, 3:30