The Curious Case of Alistair Overeem

For those of you who haven’t seen the movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, it features Brad Pitt as a man who ages backwards.  The movie could be a biography for UFC fighter Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem.  Overeem’s career resurgence was sparked by, believe it or not, back-to-back KO losses and a positive drug test for steroids.  At the age of 36, these...
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Alistair Overeem: I didn't expect Stipe Miocic to beat Fabricio Werdum so quickly

No. 1 heavyweight title-contender Alistair Overeem was surprised by how quickly Stipe Miocic became the new UFC champion last Saturday in Curitiba, when he scored a first-round knockout over Fabricio Werdum. "When I saw the fight I was actually flabbergasted by how easily [Miocic] won. I would never have expected him to knock Fabricio out in the two-minute mark, two and a half minutes...
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UFC Fight Night 87: Big performances from Overeem and more

UFC Fight Night 87 was an extremely solid event that saw a few great finishes including a dominating performance by Alistair Overeem. Prior to that fight however, there were a few other big fights as well that have top 15 type fights now looming. Gunnar Nelson vs. Albert Tumenov: Despite a lack luster and utterly ugly defeat that Nelson had in his last fight to Demian Maia, he came...
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Alistair Overeem says he doesn't regret facing teammate Andrei Arlovski

After scoring a TKO over Jackson/Winkeljohn teammate Andrei Arlovski, Sunday, UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem told assembled media members at the post-event press conference that he didn't regret facing a former training partner. "There are no regrets," he maintained."It would be stupid to think  - Andrei's a former champion, he's top 10, I'm top 10 - there's not that...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Rotterdam: Overeem maps future plans after finishing Arlovski

Not only did Alistair Overeem (41-14) take out Andrei Arlovski (25-12) with a crazy jumping front kick (that temporarily mangled his toe) followed by a perfect left hook – he also made the most of his time on the mic following the fight by pretty much mapping out the next year of his career. “We’re gonna get that belt in November, November 12th in Madison Square Garden..and...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Fighters react to Alistair Overeem's second-round finish of Andrei Arlovski

Alistair Overeem took a huge step toward finally getting a shot at the UFC heavyweight title Sunday after dismantling training partner Andrei Arlovski at UFC Fight Night in Rotterdam.Arlovski controlled the bout early, but Overeem rebounded and was able to finish the fight in the second round after dropping the Russian with a flying switch kick and ending the fight with strikes on...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 87: Alistair Overeem vs. Andrei Arlovski (Video Highlights)

Alistair Overeem (pictured) and Andrei Arlovski might be teammates, but there are far from friends. That was evident by the animosity between the heavyweights heading into Sunday’s showdown at UFC Fight Night 87. Overeem finished things off in the second round with a jumping crane kick that would have made Mr. Miyagi proud. The kick landed right on Arlovski’s chin, and before...
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UFC Rotterdam results: Alistair Overeem closes show with amazing KO

On Sunday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship made its debut in Rotterdam, Netherlands with UFC Fight Night 87 (UFC Rotterdam) at Ahoy Rotterdam. Headlining the event was a heavyweight clash between top contenders Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski. When the two mean went head-to-head, Overeem used an impressive crane kick and huge left hand to drop Arlovski before the fight...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Rotterdam Weigh-In Results: Alistair Overeem vs. Andrei Arlovski Official

UFC Fight Night Rotterdam is headlined by the UFC heavyweight clashes of Alistair Overeem vs. Andrei Arlovski, and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva vs. Stefan Struve. Here are results from Saturday’s weigh-in: Main Event — UFC heavyweight five-round fight No. 3 Alistair Overeem (244) vs. No. 5 Andrei Arlovski (248) FS1 Main Card Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (266) vs. Stefan Struve...
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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

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