Alistair Overeem: Andrei Arlovski isn't a friend, barely a training partner

When the fight between Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski was first announced for the UFC Fight Night card in the Netherlands this weekend it seemed like an odd piece of matchmaking considering the two heavyweights train under the same coaches at Jackson-Winkeljohn in New Mexico.Since that time, Arlovski has voiced his anger about Overeem allegedly asking the UFC for the fight...
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‘UFC Fight Night 87: Overeem vs. Arlovski’ Complete Betting Odds

Look former heavyweight top contender Alistair Overeem (pictured) to continue his late-career resurgence this weekend at “UFC Fight Night 87” – this, according to the gambling gods. Overeem is more than a 2-1 odds-on favorite to hand teammate Andrei Arlovski his second straight loss. Arlovski, meanwhile, checks in as a +175 underdog to snap “The Demolition Man’s” three...
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Alistair Overeem on rematch with Brock Lesnar: 'Maybe one day in WWE'

Alistair Overeem made quite the splash when he made his UFC debut in 2011 with a first round TKO victory over Brock Lesnar in what was ultimately the former heavyweight champion's final fight inside the Octagon.Despite Lesnar staying retired from MMA for the past four years after returning to WWE and his professional wrestling roots, his name still comes up from time to time in the...
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February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem Signs New Deal With UFC

Alistair Overeem has announced that he’s re-signed for the UFC, ensuring that we’ll be continuing to see him compete in the Octagaon for some time to come. Overeem’s previous deal with the UFC came to an end after his TKO victory against Junior dos Santos at UFC On FOX 17 in December. That marked his […]
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February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Free Agent Alistair Overeem Remains With UFC

On Monday, heavyweight Alistair Overeem (pictured) announced via Twitter that he has signed a contract extension to remain with the UFC. Just signed my new @ufc contract! — Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem) February 15, 2016 As customary with MMA contracts, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. However, the UFC typically signs veterans...
February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem Gambles And Wins Ahead Of Free Agency

Expectations were sky high when Alistair Overeem (pictured) finally signed with the UFC back in 2011. Everything got off to a great start for Overeem when he sent former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar into MMA retirement at UFC 141, but things quickly went south for the slugger. Overeem lost his chance at then-champ Junior dos Santos for running, then failing, a random drug test...
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem: A Bonafide Journeyman

Alistair Overeem had his first professional mixed martial arts fight at the very first “It’s Showtime” event back in 1999. He won by guillotine choke. It is now 2014, and to say Overeem has had the career of a bonafide journeyman would be an understatement. He has tromped the peaks and valleys of the fight game as much as any man could. The Reem fought his 52nd bout on Sept...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem Vows To Fight On After Latest TKO Loss

Alistair Overeem lost for the third time in four fights on Friday night at UFC Fight Night 50, suffering a first round TKO loss to Ben Rothwell, but the former K-1, DREAM and Strikeforce champion has vowed to continue fighting. “Unfortunate turn of events!” Overeem wrote on his Twitter page. “No damage.. And will be back in the gym soon to improve. Spirit is still high. Thanks...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Over the Top: Rothwell KO’s Overeem in Connecticut

Any hopes and dreams that Alistair Overeem still may have had of securing a UFC title shot during this lifetime were shattered last night in Connecticut. The man responsible for swinging the hammer was none other than ‘Big’ Ben Rothwell. It was a monster overhand right by Rothwell that sent The Reem to the canvas. Overeem would move from his back to the turtle position where...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Rothwell TKO’s Alistair Overeem at UFC Fight Night 50 (Video Highlights)

Sometimes, mixed martial arts is the epitome of never judging a book by its cover. Case in point, a flabby, hairy-backed Ben Rothwell (pictured) facing a ripped Alistair Overeem. My wife, verbatim, “That guy (Rothwell) just beat that guy (Overeem)? No way.” True story. And, true story. To the surprise of everyone not named Ben Rothwell, Rothwell overlooked Overeem’s 4-1 odds...
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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