A UFC heavyweight was winning every round until he got hit with a punch so hard it left his lip hanging off his face, then lost by knockout

Alistair Overeem lip

Alistair Overeem was hit with a punch so hard it burst a hole in his face.
The heavyweight was winning every round of his UFC on ESPN 7 fight in Washington DC, but then lost by knockout in the final seconds.
His opponent, Jairzinho Rozenstruik hit him with an overhand right that left his lip in need of medical attention and stitches.
Overeem said after the fight that the stoppage was early and that he could have continued.
You can see photographs of the injury below, but be warned … they are not for the faint-hearted.

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Alistair Overeem was winning every round of his UFC fight but then got hit with a punch so hard it left his lip hanging off his face and lost by knockout.

If the heavyweight fight at the UFC on ESPN 7 event in Washington DC on Saturday ended five seconds sooner, Overeem would have claimed a victory on the judges’ scorecards as ESPN said at the time that he was leading four rounds to zero.

But, with four seconds to go, everything changed. His opponent, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, hit him with a punch so hard it dropped Overeem to the floor, burst a massive hole in his lip, and left him in need or medical attention.

The referee rewarded Rozenstruik with a knockout win.

Look at photographs of the images below, but they are not for the faint-hearted:

“Getting stitched up,” Overeem tweeted after the loss. “Lip not to sexy at the moment.”

He added that he could have continued, and thinks the referee was quick to stop the fight. “A little bit of a fast stoppage if you ask me — but hope you guys enjoyed the fight.”

Getting stitched up. Lip not to sexy at the moment.. a little bit a fast stoppage if u ask me – but hope u guys enjoyed the fight 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽😌

— Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem) December 8, 2019

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will break 6 royal traditions on their first Christmas without the royal family

Meghan, Harry, Archie

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to break some major royal Christmas traditions as they spend their first holiday season without the Queen and the rest of the royal family.
The couple has spent every Christmas at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate since they got engaged in 2017.
This year, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and their son Archie will spend the holiday with the duchess’ mother, Doria Ragland, likely at her home in LA.
With a different location comes a whole new Christmas experience for the family, who will miss out on the monarch’s annual Christmas Eve afternoon tea and exchange of gifts.
Scroll below for a complete list of every tradition the family will break this year, as well as some traditions they could actually keep while being in the US.
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1. They won’t attend church with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Every year, the royal family is photographed walking to St Mary Magdalene church, close to the Queen’s Sandringham Estate, for the annual Christmas day service.

This year, Harry, Markle, and their son Archie are spending Christmas with the duchess’ mother, Doria Ragland. Although the location they will be spending the holiday has not been officially disclosed, it’s believed the family will spend it in LA, where Ragland lives.

2. It won’t be a black-tie affair this year

The couple will also miss the royal family’s annual dinner and drinks on Christmas Eve, which is a black-tie event, according to Pop Sugar.

3. Harry and Meghan won’t exchange gifts over afternoon tea on Christmas Eve with the rest of the family

Grant Harrold, former butler to Prince Charles, told Insider that the royal family has a set time schedule when it comes to giving and receiving their Christmas gifts.

“The Queen arrives a few days before everyone else, like any good hostess, to ensure everything is ready,” Harrold said.

“Then most of the royals will arrive on Christmas Eve. They will have afternoon tea, which is traditionally held between 4 pm and 6 pm, where they will exchange gifts.”

Harrold added that most of the gifts aren’t meant to be taken seriously. The former butler said he has heard (although not personally witnessed) that the family “tend to give each other humorous gifts.”

“What do you give people who have everything?” he added.

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Newtown. This 1767 restored, four-bedroom farmhouse was last owned by the founder of Connecticut Country Home. The attached master suite was created from an 1857 farm structure imported from Massachusetts; other details include a chef’s kitchen, reclaimed-wood cabinetry, and a dining room with fireplace.

The 2-acre property, bordering a state forest, has gardens, a stone patio, a barn with a loft, and fruit trees. $699,000. Margi Esten, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, (203) 241-8453.

Warren. Built in 1790, this ­Federalist-style house was owned by the novelist Philip Roth for more than 45 years. The three-bedroom home contains his private book collection and features wide-planked and fieldstone floors, fireplaces in each bedroom, and a vaulted great room with exposed beams.

The 147-acre property includes orchards, woods, a pond, a pool, a vintage barn, and Roth’s writing cottage with bathroom and kitchenette. $2,925,000. Peter Klemm, Klemm Real Estate, (860) 868-7313.

Old Lyme. The Peck Tavern, built in 1680, hosted George Washington. Now a six-bedroom home and one of the oldest residences in the state, it has been renovated inside but retains the original beamed ceilings, cupboard, fireplace, and stone cooking fireplace with beehive oven.

The 3-acre property, with a stone patio, landscaped gardens, and a two-story barn, is walking distance to the village. $885,000. Colette Harron, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, (860) 304-2391.

Bolton. William Hill built this house in 1670 after leaving Massachusetts to settle Connecticut with Puritan colony leader Thomas Hooker. The four-bedroom home includes a tap room with a walk-in fireplace and bar, a keeping room, a library, and a gourmet kitchen.

The house was moved in 1992 to the 2.9-acre property, which also has two post-and-beam barns, an apartment, a horse stall, and a workshop. $650,000. Peter Plourde, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, (860) 377-9185.

Greenwich. The Meads, early English settlers and founders of the town, built this home in 1796. The current owners have updated it with the help of renowned designer Louise Brooks. Interior details include crown molding, multiple fireplaces, and built-in bookshelves.

The 2.7-acre property has formal gardens, a two-bedroom cottage, a barn, stone walls, and established trees. $2,950,000. Sharon Kinney and Margi Vorder Bruegge, Douglas Elliman, (203) 622-4900.

East Haddam. The Samuel Emmons homestead was built in 1690 and retains many historic features. Inside the three-bedroom house are wide-board floors, hand-hewn beams, original paneling, and a master suite with spa bathroom.

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