Jairzinho Rozenstruik is getting another step up in competition and is doing so on short notice.
Rozenstruik is coming off of a 29-second knockout win over Andrei Arlovski at UFC 244 on Saturday. The win improved his record to 9-0, and is his fourth straight KO/TKO win. Out of his nine wins, only one has gone the distance. Inside the Octagon he is 3-0 with a TKO win over Junior Albini in February, followed by a nine-second knockout win over Allen Crowder in June then the win over Arlovski.
Alistair Overeem, meanwhile, is coming off of a TKO win over Alexey Oleynik in April to extend his winning streak to two. Before that, he beat Sergei Pavlovich by TKO to get back into the win column after a TKO loss to Curtis Blaydes and a highlight-reel knockout loss to Francis Ngannou.
This will be the first ranked opponent Rozenstruik has fought in his UFC career.