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Cape Town - Suriname's Jairzinho Rozenstruik claimed a shock TKO victory over Dutch star Alister Overeem in the dying seconds of their heavyweight UFC bout on Sunday.
According to the Stuff website, it wasn't so much the upset that made headlines around the world, but rather the devastating injury suffered by Overeem.
just 11 seconds left on the clock in the fifth and final round, Rozenstruik landed a right
hook flush on Overeem's mouth, ripping open his top lip and exposing
his teeth underneath.
exploding action of his lip tearing apart was enough to leave even the
most hardened of fight fans wincing as social media went into meltdown.
Overeem managed to get back to his feet after the blow, but the referee had seen enough, ending the fight by way of TKO with four
was an unfortunate turn of events for Overeem who was likely to win the
fight on points had it lasted a few more seconds.
The 39-year-old took to Twitter so provide a medical update - and to bemoan what he believed was a fast stoppage.