ufc fight night 87 fallout headerSome eye opening wins and devastating losses made UFC Fight Night 87 an event to remember.

Alistair Overeem deserves next shot

After a up and down start to his UFC career, Alistair Overeem has seemed to hit a stride and his last two performances may have been his best inside the Octagon. Overeem has now knocked out two former UFC Heavyweight champions both in emphatic fashion. Overeem also has a win over current champion Fabricio Werdum who is set to lock horns with hungry contender Stipe Mioscic. Who ever wins their title tilt at UFC 198, one thing is certain, Alistair Overeem will likely be the next man in line for a crack at the Heavyweight belt. Is it time for Bigfoot to retire? hi-res-a6fdc09285119eb085cda4173238fc68_crop_exact Another chapter has been written in the tale of Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and sadly it may be his last. If the UFC Heavyweight wasn’t considering retirement before his match against Stefan Struve this past Sunday, then he should certainly start contemplating it now. Ever since having to give up taking TRT, Silva has steadily deteriorated and his quick KO loss to Struve highlights just how far Bigfoot has fallen. It was hard to watch Silva crumble so quick and easily against Struve, but sometimes it takes a devstating performance like that to really signal to a top tier fighter that their time as a high level competitor may be at it’s end. It’s hard for a fighter to hang up the gloves, but in this case Silva will only be doing himself more harm than good to continue competing in the sport at this level.

Horiguchi is the biggest threat to champ “Mighty Mouse” Johnson

529162544 edit Kyoji Horiguchi once again proved just why he’s the most dangerous Flyweight not named Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson after his thrashing of the tough and game Neil Seery. Horiguchi used his trade mark speed, power, accuracy, and angles, to beat down the Irish veteran and earn an unanimous decision victory. Though many believe that Mighty Mouse is virtually untouchable at 125 pounds, Horiguchi’s movement, speed and power are all enough to raise the question that he may be able to defeat Johnson down the line, if not give him an even tougher challenge than in their first meeting. Horiguchi has relocated to Florida at the famed American Top Team, proving that he’s willing to go outside his comfort zone in an attempt to defeat the Flyweight champion. With some more camps under the ATT flag it could be a matter of time before we see the Japanese contender lock horns with the reigning champion. What did you think of UFC Fight Night 87? Follow Generation Iron MMA on Facebook and Twitter. Also, be sure to share, like, and comment to show your support.

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Jonathan Salmon
Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.