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UFC 213’s Alistair Overeem survives hotel explosion in Albuquerque

Here comes the boom!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight slugger Alistair Overeem is set to explode this Saturday night (July 8, 2017) on the UFC 213 pay-per-view (PPV) main card, though I’m pretty sure this isn’t what he had in mind.

“The Reem” was staying in a hotel that blew up on Tuesday, causing a huge fire and corresponding chaos. Fortunately, the Dutch striker was unharmed and his Fabricio Werdum trilogy is still intact.

“I heard a big boom,” Overeem told Albuquerque Journal. “I thought it was nothing going on, but one of my teammates came and got me ‘we need to get out of here now.' There was a huge black cloud. It was a little hectic, but I think the situation is under control now.”

Don’t laugh, crazy shit like this has a way of happening from time to time.

Overeem (42-15, 1 NC) is trying to work his way back to a division title shot after getting stopped by reigning champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 203 last September. He rebounded with a victory over Mark Hunt at UFC 209 and now looks to make it two straight at the expense of “Vai Cavalo.”

For more on how that bout came together click here.

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