|Former Strikeforce Heavyweight champion|
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in|
|Listed weight||257 lb|
|Born|| May 17, 1980|
|Fighting out of||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Trained by||Greg Jackson (MMA trainer)|
|Team||Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts|
|Organization||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
Alistair Cees Overeem (born May 17, 1980) is a Dutch mixed martial artist. He is the former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion. He holds notable wins over top mixed martial artists such as Vitor Belfort, Sergei Kharitonov, Igor Vovchanchyn, Paul Buentello, Mark Hunt, Tony Sylvester, Kazuyuki Fujita and Brock Lesnar. Overeem currently fights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
After posting a 10-3 record in promotions such as RINGS, Overeem debuted in PRIDE on July 20, 2002, defeating Yusuke Imamura by TKO in just 45 seconds. Overeem would win two more fights in PRIDE before entering the 2003 PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix at PRIDE Total Elimination 2003 and losing to future UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell in the quarterfinal match. Overeem rebounded to defeat Tomohiko Hashimoto at the Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003-Inoki Festival in 36 seconds. On October 31, 2004 he fought Hiromitsu Kanehara, defeating him by TKO part-way through the first round at PRIDE 28 - High Octane. He lost his next fight against Brazilian Top Team fighter Antônio Rogério Nogueira.
In 2005, Overeem entered the PRIDE Middle Weight Grand Prix at PRIDE Total Elimination 2005 where he defeated former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort by submission in the opening round. Overeem would move on to fight Igor Vovchanchyn in the quarterfinals at PRIDE Critical Countdown 2005 taking under two minutes to win by submission. Overeem lost in the semi-finals to eventual champion Mauricio Rua.
In February 2006, Overeem fought Russian Top Team favorite Sergei Kharitonov. Overeem won the fight, dislocating Kharitonov's shoulder in the process. With his win over Kharitonov, Overeem secured a spot in the PRIDE 2006 Open Weight Grand Prix at PRIDE Total Elimination Absolute. He fought Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist Fabricio Werdum, losing via kimura in the second round.
After his loss, Overeem traveled to San Jose, California to rematch Vitor Belfort at Strikeforce: Revenge. Despite being the main event, Overeem pulled out a decision win in a lackluster fight. A month later Overeem returned to PRIDE for a highly anticipated rematch with Antônio Rogério Nogueira. Early in the second round, as Overeem stumbled from a punch, Nogueira threw a flurry of punches. Worried Overeem would be more severely injured, his corner threw in the towel.
At PRIDE Final Conflict Absolute, he lost to Ricardo Arona. Overeem was on the receiving end of a leg kick that caused a non-serious injury to his nerves, causing him to lose feeling in his foot and leg. Unable to mount an offense or defend against Arona, Overeem tapped out to avoid further injury.
He then suffered another KO loss to Mauricio Rua at Pride 33, but returned in June 2007 with a submission win over Michael Knaap at K-1 Grand Prix in Amsterdam (despite K-1 being a kickboxing promotion, the bout was fought under MMA rules).
On September 17, 2007, at K-1 Hero's Middleweight GP Final Alistair faced Sergei Kharitonov again. Overeem showed solid movement as soon as the first round began, but he suffered a KO loss just before the end of the first round.
On June 15, 2008 Overeem won by KO in the first round against Lee Tae-Hyun at DREAM.4. On July 21, 2008, Overeem defeated K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 champion Mark Hunt in the first round by submission at DREAM.5.
His next fight was against Mirko Filipović at DREAM.6 on September 23, 2008. After almost half of the first round which saw Overeem taking down Filipovic multiple times and effectively striking from the top position, cutting his Croatian foe, the bout was stopped and declared a no contest due to Alistair landing multiple knees to the groin of Filipovic.
In a 2008 interview, Overeem has stated that he would like to fight in the UFC in the near future. Overeem would ideally like a rematch with Chuck Liddell to avenge his PRIDE Total Elimination 2003 knockout loss and Mirko Cro Cop to avenge his disappointing no-contest in Dream. Overeem was also seen at UFC 93 in Ireland talking to Dana White and indicating he is "ready" to fight in the UFC.
Overeem was rumored to make his first title defense against undefeated Heavyweight Brett Rogers on June 6 at Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields, however a hand injury scuttled plans for the fight. According to Golden Glory manager Bas Boon, Overeem had suffered a hand infection following a nightclub brawl early May 2009. According to Boon, Alistair and his brother Valentijn - both heavyweights - had been involved in an altercation that left five security staff needing hospital treatment and nearly cost Alistair his hand.
Overeem was scheduled to make his first Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship defense in a rematch against Fabricio Werdum at Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg, but had to pull out due to a hand injury, most likely caused from his nightclub brawl.
Alistair defeated Tony Sylvester at Golden Glory's 10 year anniversary celebration with a standing guillotine choke. He used the same choke only 8 days later to submit MMA journeyman James Thompson at DREAM.12.
Overeem was set to face Andrei Arlovski at Dynamite!! 2009 but FEG instead opted to have him face another journeyman, Kazuyuki Fujita to keep with the DREAM Vs. Sengoku theme. Overeem quickly overpowered his opponent and recorded a knockout with a knee to the head.
Overeem is scheduled to face Brett Rogers on May 15, 2010 at Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery. Strikeforce officials have yet to confirm whether or not Overeem will be defending the Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship or not. On May 15, 2010, Overeem defended his Strikeforce heavyweight championship against Brett Rogers at Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery. Overeem won via TKO in dominant fashion.
In early 2011, Alistair Overeem was named as one of 8 men that will take part of the Strikeforce Heavyweight GP, alongside rivals Fabricio Werdum, Sergei Kharitonov, Brett Rogers, Josh Barnett, Andrei Arlovski, Antonio Silva and Fedor Emelianenko.
On July 17, it was announced Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem was removed from the promotion’s 2011 heavyweight grand prix. Overeem went on to state that he felt the September date was too soon for him to return, and that he needed time to rest and heal after his June 18 quarterfinal decision win over Fabricio Werdum. Overeem swapped out for unbeaten up-and-comer Daniel Cormier. Subsequently, on July 29, it was announced that Overeem had been released from the Strikeforce organization as Zuffa exercised their right to eliminate the one remaining fight on his contract. It was revealed that the reason behind Overeem's release from Strikeforce was not due to his unwillingness to participate in the GP semi finals, but due to Golden Glory's policy requiring that the money fighters made through fights be paid through their management first.
This disagreement led not only to Overeem's release but also other Golden Glory stars under a Zuffa contract, including former Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion Marloes Coenen, Norwegian UFC heavyweight Jon Olav Einemo, and even brother Valentijn Overeem. Team Golden Glory leader Bas Boon stated he has since changed the policy, and that Alistair Overeem could come to the UFC under an exclusive deal, if the right terms are offered, which he now has.
After much speculation, on September 6, 2011, it was announced that Overeem had signed a contract with the UFC, and that his first fight would be against former UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar on December 30, 2011 at UFC 141.
The lead up to the fight was rife with controversy. In November 2011, both competitors were required by the NSAC to comply with out-of-competition drug testing. Lesnar delivered his sample screen on November 21st, while Overeem delivered his on November 23rd. The screen, however, did not meet the standards of the commission. Overeem submitted a second test through his personal physician - which was also deemed unacceptable - before flying out of the country. Overeem was ultimately given a conditional license for the fight by the committee during a meeting held on December 12, 2011.
Overeem finally fought Brock Lesnar on December 30, 2011. Overeem targeted the body of Lesnar the entire fight, landing knees and kicks to the mid section that visibly hurt Lesnar, Overeem then landed a left body kick that dropped Lesnar and finished him with punches at 2:26 in round one. Lesnar retired in the post-fight interview.
Overeem was scheduled to fight UFC Heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos on May 26, 2012 at UFC 146. However, on April 4, 2012, Overeem was revealed to have failed his pre-fight drug test by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). Overeem had a 14-to-1 testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) ratio, over the allowed ratio rate of 6-to-1. On Friday April 20, 2012, UFC President Dana White confirmed that Overeem has been removed from his fight with Dos Santos and replaced by Frank Mir.
One day prior to his meeting with the NSAC, Overeem released a prepared statement to the media in which he claims the positive result of the drug test came as a result of a doctor prescribed "anti-inflammatory medication that was mixed with testosterone." Overeem's lawyer filed a continuation request for additional time to gather support for his recent claim, which was voted on by the NSAC on April 24, 2012. The request was denied and the NSAC voted unanimously to deny Overeem's application status for a period of 9 months, dating back to March 27, the day of his drug test. He may reapply after this time period in December 2012.
Overeem returned to face Antonio Silva on February 2, 2013 at UFC 156. Leading up to the fight, Overeem was dismissive of Silva's skills, claiming he was better than his opponent in every aspect of MMA. Despite being a heavy betting favorite and having won rounds 1 and 2, an overconfident Overeem lost to Silva by TKO in the third round. After the fight it was revealed that Overeem actually had lower than normal T-E ratios.
Overeem was expected to face former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos on May 25, 2013 at UFC 160. However, in early March, Overeem pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Mark Hunt.
Overeem was scheduled to face Frank Mir on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167. However, the pairing was moved to February 1, 2014 at UFC 169. When the fight took place, Overeem won a convincing unanimous decision.
Overeem has a daughter named Storm, born October 18, 2006.
On January 1, 2012 following his match with Brock Lesnar at UFC 141, Overeem pushed or shoved a woman in the face, "causing her to stagger back," in an incident that occurred at the Wynn Las Vegas at about 3 a.m., according to the Las Vegas Police Department. Not arrested but summoned to court, Overeem was charged with misdemeanor battery and faced a maximum of six months in the Clark County Detention Center and a fine up to $1,000. On March 28, 2012, Overeem was given a suspended 90 day county jail sentence plus 50 hours of community service and anger management with the potential of the battery charge being dropped if the requirements are fulfilled.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|4 match||0 wins||0 losses|
|Win||37-13 (1)||Frank Mir||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 169||February 1, 2014||3||5:00||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||36–13 (1)||Travis Browne||KO (front kick and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen||August 17, 2013||1||4:08||TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Loss||36–12 (1)||Antonio Silva||KO (punches)||UFC 156||February 2, 2013||3||0:25||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||UFC Heavyweight title eliminator.|
|Win||36–11 (1)||Brock Lesnar||TKO (kick to the body and punches)||UFC 141||December 30, 2011||1||2:26||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||35–11 (1)||Fabricio Werdum||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum||June 18, 2011||3||5:00||American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, United States||Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal.|
|Win||34–11 (1)||Todd Duffee||KO (punches)||Dynamite!! 2010||December 31, 2010||1||0:19||Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Saitama, Japan||Won the Dream Heavyweight Championship. Later vacated title.|
|Win||33–11 (1)||Brett Rogers||TKO (punches)||Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery||May 15, 2010||1||3:40||Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri, United States||Defended the Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship. Later vacated title.|
|Win||32–11 (1)||Kazuyuki Fujita||KO (knee)||Dynamite!! 2009||December 31, 2009||1||1:15||Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Win||31–11 (1)||James Thompson||Submission (guillotine choke)||Dream 12||October 25, 2009||1||0:33||Osaka-jo Hall, Osaka, Osaka, Japan|
|Win||30–11 (1)||Tony Sylvester||Submission (guillotine choke)||Ultimate Glory 11: A Decade of Fights||October 17, 2009||1||1:23||Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||29–11 (1)||Gary Goodridge||Submission (americana)||Ultimate Glory 10: The Battle of Arnhem||November 9, 2008||1||1:42||Rijnhal, Arnhem, Netherlands|
|N.C||28–11 (1)||Mirko Filipovic||No Contest (knee to the groin)||Dream 6||September 23, 2008||1||6:09||Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Saitama, Japan||Overeem kneed Filipovic two times in the groin.|
|Win||28–11||Mark Hunt||Submission (keylock)||Dream 5||July 21, 2008||1||1:11||Osaka-jo Hall, Osaka, Osaka, Japan|
|Win||27–11||Lee Tae-Hyun||KO (punches)||Dream 4||June 15, 2008||1||0:36||Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan|
|Win||26–11||Paul Buentello||Submission (knees to the body)||Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives||November 16, 2007||2||3:42||HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California, United States||Won inaugural Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship.|
|Loss||25–11||Sergei Kharitonov||KO (punch)||Hero's 10||September 17, 2007||1||4:21||Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan|
|Win||25–10||Michael Knaap||Submission (guillotine choke)||K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Amsterdam||June 23, 2007||1||4:51||Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands||Moves up to Heavyweight full-time.|
|Loss||24–10||Maurício Rua||KO (punches)||Pride 33||February 24, 2007||1||3:37||Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||24–9||Ricardo Arona||Submission (punches)||Pride Final Conflict Absolute||September 10, 2006||1||4:28||Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||24–8||Antônio Rogério Nogueira||TKO (corner stoppage)||Pride Critical Countdown Absolute||July 1, 2006||2||2:13||Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Saitama, Japan||Return to Light Heavyweight.|
|Win||24–7||Vitor Belfort||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Revenge||June 9, 2006||3||5:00||HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California, United States||Fought at catchweight of 210 lb.|
|Loss||23–7||Fabricio Werdum||Submission (kimura)||Pride Total Elimination Absolute||May 5, 2006||2||3:43||Osaka Dome, Osaka, Osaka, Japan||Pride 2006 Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round.|
|Win||23–6||Nikolajus Cilkinas||Submission (armbar)||WCFC: No Guts, No Glory||March 18, 2006||1||1:42||Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom|
|Win||22–6||Sergei Kharitonov||TKO (knees)||Pride 31||February 26, 2006||1||5:13||Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Saitama, Japan||Moves up to Heavyweight.|
|Loss||21–6||Maurício Rua||TKO (punches)||Pride Final Conflict 2005||August 28, 2005||1||6:42||Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Saitama, Japan||Pride 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix Semifinal.|
|Win||21–5||Igor Vovchanchyn||Submission (guillotine choke)||Pride Critical Countdown 2005||June 26, 2005||1||1:20||Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Saitama, Japan||Pride 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal.|
|Win||20–5||Vitor Belfort||Submission (guillotine choke)||Pride Total Elimination 2005||April 23, 2005||1||9:36||Osaka Dome, Osaka, Osaka, Japan||Pride 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix Opening Round.|
|Loss||19–5||Antônio Rogério Nogueira||Decision (unanimous)||Pride 29||February 20, 2005||3||5:00||Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Win||19–4||Hiromitsu Kanehara||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Pride 28||October 31, 2004||2||3:52||Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Win||18–4||Rodney Glunder||Submission (guillotine choke)||2 Hot 2 Handle||October 10, 2004||1||1:32||Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands||Wins 2H2H Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||17–4||Tomohiko Hashimoto||TKO (knees)||Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003||December 31, 2003||1||0:36||Kobe Wing Stadium, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan|
|Loss||16–4||Chuck Liddell||KO (punches)||Pride Total Elimination 2003||August 10, 2003||1||3:09||Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Saitama, Japan||Pride 2003 Middleweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal.|
|Win||16–3||Mike Bencic||Submission (knee to the body and punches)||Pride 26||June 8, 2003||1||3:44||Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan|
|Win||15–3||Aaron Brink||Submission (guillotine choke)||2H2H 6: Simply the Best 6||March 16, 2003||1||0:53||Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||14–3||Bazigit Atajev||TKO (knee to the body)||Pride 24||December 23, 2002||2||4:59||Marine Messe Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan|
|Win||13–3||Dave Vader||TKO (doctor stoppage)||2H2H 5: Simply the Best 5||October 13, 2002||1||3:17||Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands||2H2H Light Heavyweight Tournament Final.|
|Win||12–3||Moise Rimbon||Submission (guillotine choke)||2H2H 5: Simply the Best 5||October 13, 2002||1||1:03||Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands||2H2H Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Win||11–3||Yusuke Imamura||TKO (knee & punches)||Pride The Best Vol.2||July 20, 2002||1||0:44||Differ Ariake Arena, Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||10–3||Vesa Vuori||TKO (punches)||2 Hot 2 Handle: Germany||May 26, 2002||1||2:15||Sporthalle Glockenspitz, Krefeld, Germany|
|Win||9–3||Sergey Kaznovsky||Submission (armbar)||M-1 MFC - Russia vs. the World 3||April 26, 2002||1||3:37||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||8–3||Roman Zentsov||Submission (keylock)||2H2H 4: Simply the Best 4||March 17, 2002||1||1:26||Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||7–3||Stanislav Nuschik||TKO (knees)||2H2H 2: Simply The Best||March 18, 2001||1||0:53||Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||6–3||Vladimer Chanturia||Submission (rear naked choke)||Rings: King of Kings 2000 Final||February 24, 2001||1||1:06||Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena, Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||5–3||Peter Verschuren||Submission (keylock)||It's Showtime: Christmas Edition||December 12, 2000||1||1:06||Kennemer Sportcenter, Haarlem, Netherlands|
|Loss||4–3||Bobby Hoffman||KO (punch)||Rings: Millennium Combine 2||June 15, 2000||1||9:39||Yoyogi National Stadium Gym 2, Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||4–2||Yuriy Kochkine||Decision (split)||Rings Russia: Russia vs. The World||May 20, 2000||2||5:00||Yekaterinburg Sports Palace, Yekaterinburg, Russia|
|Win||4–1||Yasuhito Namekawa||Submission (armbar)||Rings: Millennium Combine 1||April 20, 2000||1||0:45||Yoyogi National Stadium Gym 2, Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||3–1||Can Sahinbas||KO (knee)||2 Hot 2 Handle 1||March 5, 2000||1||2:21||Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam,Netherlands|
|Win||2–1||Chris Watts||KO (knee to the body)||Rings Holland: There Can Only Be One Champion||February 6, 2000||1||3:58||Vechtsebanen Sport Hall, Utrecht, Netherlands|
|Loss||1–1||Yuriy Kochkine||Decision (majority)||Rings: King of Kings 1999 Block A||October 28, 1999||2||5:00||Yoyogi National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||1–0||Ricardo Fyeet||Submission (guillotine choke)||It's Showtime - It's Showtime||October 24, 1999||1||1:39||Kennemer Sportcenter, Haarlem, Netherlands|
- ↑ MMA WEEKLY - Your #1 Source for Daily MMA News, Interviews, Multimedia, and More: - STRIKEFORCE RESULTS, SANTIAGO TOURNEY CHAMP
- ↑ DREAM.6 official card
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- ↑ Brock Lesnar Faces Alistair Overeem on Dec 30 in Las Vegas. This fight would be the first live main event on cable (Fox).. MMAWeekly.com (September 6, 2011).
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- ↑ Alistair Overeem denied license to fight, may reapply with NSAC on Dec. 27. mmajunkie.com (April 24, 2012). Archived from the original on January 28, 2013. Retrieved on April 24, 2012.
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