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Interntational Scene | Overeem Set To Make His Debut at the MMA Weekender at SENI


Alistair Overeem, one of the world’s leading UFC athletes will make his debut at the MMA Weekender at SENI, the biggest combat sports expo on the planet.

Currently ranked #3 heavyweight mixed marital artist in the world, he will join the likes of UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie and the UK’s very own Michael “The Count” Bisping combat and strength sports show SENI.

Overeem will join the line up of interactive seminars and workshops at 3pm on Sunday 3rd June for a super seminar.

The Dutch fighter, originally from Harlsden, London returned to the UK last year for a seminar tour with Fighters Inc (the sports management and exhibition company behind SENI). The tour was a great success and he promised to return to the UK if his schedule allowed.

At the time he wasn’t signed to UFC, but shortly after his UK seminar tour he made his UFC debut against former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar in what ultimately turned out to be Lesnar’s final mixed martial arts fight. Overeem defeated Lesnar and was awarded a 1st round TKO victory.

He fights heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos for the title shot just one week before SENI in Las Vegas. 2012 may be the first year that SENI welcomes the current heavyweight king.

SENI 2012 promoter Joe Long said: “I visited Alistair and his team a few weeks ago in Holland, the deal was if I go and watch him fight for the title he will be at SENI 2012. I’m looking forward to watching him fight and welcoming him to SENI.”

UFC is the world’s leading MMA organisation and have played a big part in SENI over the years. The largest combat and strength based show on the planet has welcomed huge names including Chuck Liddell, Dan Henderson, Royce Gracie and Anderson Silva. Overeem can be seen making a cameo in LMFAO music videos “Sexy and I Know It and “Sorry for Party Rocking”.

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