"People recognize me more on the streets," said Dos Santos, who owns 10 knockouts in his career, of how his life has changed since winning the belt. "I'm really enjoying everything that's happening for me."
Overeem was a mainstay in Japan's now-defunct PRIDE organization, a former K-1 Kickboxing champion and held both the Strikeforce and Dream heavyweight crowns before venturing into the UFC. He's fought just once, but knocked out former champion Brock Lesnar — the company's previous biggest draw — and his stock has risen drastically.
"Since I came to the UFC, since I fought Brock, definitely I've been more recognized on the streets," said Overeem, who's won eight straight bouts. "You get recognized basically everywhere you are."