yodelling wrote:zomg1 wrote: Overeem got tired from the action and what Silva landed, lost his steam and heart.
A lot of people are mistakenly thinking this. Overeem was hit by an overhand right around his ear in the dying seconds of round 2, that's what he was commenting with BigFoot before going to his corner. I'm guessing he was saying something like "you got me there".
He came back wide-eyed and not completely balanced, half-knocked out. Silva noticed it and unleashed, after seeing what happened as he was connecting the first punch, Silva could tell he was already out since the end of the 2nd and just went for the finish, not worrying about defense anymore.
Very good strategy from Silva, not going into an open battle and weathering the storm for 2 rounds, sneaking an overhand that caused an over-confident and disrespectful Overeem to stagger, going for the finish all at once once the blood was in the water, end of story. Re-watch the last seconds of the second round if you don't believe me.