Alistair Overeem News

Dec 3, 2017 1:45 pm

Dana White explains why he is giving Francis Ngannou an unofficial bonus

Francis Ngannou delivered one of the most memorable one punch knockouts last night at UFC 218 against the always dangerous Alistair Overeem. Despite sending Overeem to the canvas in a state of unconsciousness, Ngannou was not awarded with a “Performance of the Night” bonus. White announced two “Fight of the Night” bonuses that went to...

Dec 2, 2017 11:38 pm

Alistair Overeem issues statement following brutal KO loss to Francis Ngannou

Alistair Overeem issues statement following brutal KO loss to Francis Ngannou. The former Strikeforce and Dream heavyweight champion, Overeem, squared off with dangerous knockout artist Francis Ngannou in the co-main event of tonight’s UFC 218 fight card in Detroit, Michigan. As expected, it did not take long for one of the big men to connect...

Dec 2, 2017 10:01 pm

Pros react to Francis Ngannou’s crushing knockout of Alistair Overeem

Former Strikeforce and Dream heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem took on surging division contender Francis Ngannou in the co-main event of tonight’s UFC 218 fight card in Detroit. As expected with two heavyweight knockout artists in the cage, the fight did not last long as “The Predator” was able to catch “The Demolition Man” with a...

Dec 2, 2017 8:56 pm

UFC 218 Results: Francis Ngannou KO’s Alistair Overeem (VIDEO)

UFC 218 Results: Francis Ngannou vs. Alistair Overeem A key heavyweight scrap between surging contender Francis Ngannou and former title challenger Alistair Overeem served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC 218 fight card in Detroit. Round one begins and Overeem leaps in with a left hook. Alistair moves in and decides to clinch up....

Dec 1, 2017 7:04 am

Bas Rutten Breaks Down the Fight Between Francis Ngannou and Alistair Overeem

Tonight we have The Ultimate Fighter 26 finale, but tomorrow is UFC 218 which is stacked with ridiculous fights. Sandwiched between the main event between Max Holloway and Jose Aldo and the violent scrap of Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez, will be an slobberknocker between Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou. It will be a battle...

Nov 30, 2017 9:02 am

VIDEO | Francis Ngannou Completely Destroys Head Coach at Open Workouts

The hype surrounding heavyweight’s new beast Francis Ngannou couldn’t be greater. Dana White has labeled him the next big thing in MMA, literally and figuratively. Clearly, the UFC is putting a lot of stock in the young, surging contender. He pretty much as moved into the organization’s Performance Institute and was recently tested to prove...

Oct 3, 2017 6:46 am

Alistair Overeem reveals the huge stakes of his fight with Francis Ngannou

On December 2, in one of the biggest fights on the UFC 218 bill, former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem will enter the cage with surging French contender Francis Ngannou. According to Overeem, who appeared on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, he’s been told by the UFC that he’ll get a...

Sep 3, 2017 12:15 pm

Alistair Overeem is willing to welcome Anthony Joshua to the Octagon

Earlier today, rumors surfaced of a potential MMA bout between former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 champion Alistair Overeem, and boxing heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua. While these rumors were almost immediately stomped out by discerning members of the MMA community, Overeem was quick to comment on them, saying that while he’s not interested in boxing Anthony...

Sep 2, 2017 8:47 am

Alistair Overeem Says ‘Let’s Do This’ Fight With Francis Ngannou

Francis Ngannou is a guy that no one seems to want to fight. He was supposed to fight Junior dos Santos at the upcoming UFC 215 card, but JDS was pulled due to an unfortunate potential anti-doping violation by USADA. Since then, he’s called out Alistair Overeem and even UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic himself....

Aug 19, 2017 10:35 am

Francis Ngannou Calls Out Overeem for UFC 215

There were two new beasts rising up in the UFC’s heavyweight division and everyone wanted them to fight. That was, until Derrick Lewis lost to Mark Hunt and Francis Ngannou eradicated Andrei Arlovski in under two minutes. Such is the nature of the combat game, one of them is moving on while the other is...

Jul 8, 2017 9:09 pm

UFC 213 Results: Alistair Overeem defeats Fabricio Werdum (Highlights)

UFC 213 Results: Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum A heavyweight scrap between former division champion Fabricio Werdum and former title challenger Alistair Overeem served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC 213 pay-per-view fight card in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Werdum comes out throwing a jumping side kick. It misses as Alistair Overeem...

Jul 4, 2017 10:19 am

Alistair Overeem fires back at Mark Hunt: “how old are we?”

Earlier this year, on the main card of UFC 209, Alistair Overeem knocked out a fellow veteran striker in Mark Hunt. With this win, Overeem moved to 2-0 over Hunt, having tapped him out back in 2008 under the DREAM banner. Since then, Hunt has had plenty to say about Overeem, calling him a cheater...

Jul 4, 2017 7:14 am

UFC 213’s Alistair Overeem survives “huge explosion” next to hotel room

This Saturday, on the main card of UFC 213, former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 champion Alistair Overeem will attempt to even a 1-1 score with former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum. From the sounds of it, however, Overeem’s plans could have changed significantly on Monday afternoon. According to a post on Twitter (which included some...

Jul 3, 2017 6:16 am

Alistair Overeem knocks Fedor Emelianenko’s legacy: he fought cans

In late June, in the co-main event of Bellator NYC, Russian heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko had his lights shut off by UFC veteran Matt Mitrione. This loss marked the latest hiccup in Emelianenko’s clear decline, and in the opinion of Alistair Overeem, a heavyweight legend of the same vintage as Emelianenko, a signal that it...

Jul 2, 2017 1:05 pm

Alistair Overeem will be “challenging” Stipe Miocic with win at UFC 213

This Saturday, on the main card of the blockbuster UFC 213, Former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 champion Alistair Overeem will attempt to build on the momentum of a thunderous knee-induced knockout of Mark Hunt by taking out former champ Fabricio Werdum. If Overeem defeats Werdum, he’ll be two wins removed from a disappointing loss to...

Mar 29, 2017 12:45 pm

Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum trilogy fight in the works for UFC 213

This July the UFC will take over the glimmering combat sports hub of Las Vegas, Nevada with its now famous International Fight Week. The International Fight Week celebrations will be capped off by UFC 213 on July 8. At the moment, not much is known about this UFC 213 pay-per-view. From the sounds of it,...

Mar 5, 2017 2:26 pm

Mark Hunt and Alistair Overeem made bank at UFC 209

Former UFC heavyweight title challengers Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt both made bank after throwing down on the main card of last night’s UFC 209 event in Las Vegas. According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, “The Reem” and “The Super Samoan” each received a purse of $750,000 for their efforts last night. Disclosed UFC 209 fight...

Mar 5, 2017 12:58 pm

Alistair Overeem had to receive an IV prior to UFC 209 fight with Mark Hunt

Former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem had to receive an IV prior to his UFC 209 showdown with fellow knockout artist Mark Hunt. “The Reem” was able to score a devastating third-round knockout victory over “The Super Samoan” on last night’s main card in Las Vegas. However, according to UFC president Dana White fans were...

Mar 5, 2017 11:46 am

After KO of Mark Hunt, Alistair Overeem picks his ideal next opponents

Last night, in the first bout of the UFC 209 main card, former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 champ Alistair Overeem separated himself from a failed UFC heavyweight title shot against Stipe Miocic by dominating Mark Hunt to a crushing, third-round knockout. He earned this knockout with a beautifully timed knee and several followup punches. “I...

Mar 5, 2017 9:48 am

Mark Hunt releases statement on UFC 209 loss, injury

Last night, in the first bout of the UFC 209 main card, heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt stepped into the Octagon for the first time since July against a fellow Pride veteran in Alistair Overeem. Though Hunt was not without his moments in this anticipated battle, he ultimately came up short, as he was clocked by an...

Mar 5, 2017 7:00 am

The MMA community reacts to Alistair Overeem’s crushing KO of Mark Hunt

Last night, the UFC touched down in glimmering Las Vegas, Nevada with the stacked UFC 209. This action-packed card was crammed to the edges with exciting moments. Perhaps the most exciting moment of the entire card, however, occurred in the first fight of the pay-per-view, when former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem...

Mar 4, 2017 7:33 pm

UFC 209 Results: Alistair Overeem KO’s Mark Hunt (Highlights)

A key heavyweight bout between former title challengers Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt took place on tonight’s UFC 209 main card in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Hunt lands a massive leg kick to start. He presses forward and misses with a left hand but connects with another leg kick. Overeem returns fire with...

Mar 3, 2017 10:37 am

Alistair Overeem responds to Mark Hunt’s ‘cheater’ comments

Ahead of UFC 209 this weekend, fan favorite heavyweight Mark Hunt has been very open about the fact that if Alistair Overeem fails a drug test, he plans to sue him personally. Recently, at the UFC 209 Media Day earlier this week, Hunt made a comment as Overeem walked past him that he was a...