Archive: alistair overeem

Jan 7, 2015 6:10 am

Alistair Overeem vs. Roy Nelson set for UFC 185 in Dallas

A heavyweight clash featuring two of the divisions hardest hitters will take place at UFC 185 this March. UFC officials announced yesterday that former Strikeforce heavyweight title holder Alistair Overeem (38-14 MMA) has agreed to meet Roy Nelson (20-10 MMA) at the event. Roy “Big Country” Nelson was last seen in action in the headlining...

Dec 13, 2014 5:47 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Overeem KOs Struve in First Round

Alistair Overeem performed to his maximum potential tonight and picked up his second knockout victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Reem kicked things off by shooting for a clinch and pressing Struve up against the fence. Struve was quick to separate and reset action in the middle of the octagon. Reem shot for another takedown...

Nov 10, 2014 4:57 pm

PHOTO | Team Jackson-Winkeljohn Post-Workout

Gregg Jackson has one of the most stacked teams of fighters out there. UFC heavyweeight Alistair Overeem posted the following photo of several team members together after a training session including former welterweight interim champion Carlos Condit, top ranked featherweight Cub Swanson, and light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones. The crew after training! Boom! A photo...

Nov 5, 2014 12:37 pm

Overeem: Mark Hunt “Strongest Guy I’ve Ever Fought”

“I fought [Mark Hunt] back in 2008. He’s the strongest guy I’ve ever fought. You know If you get hit (by Mark), you’ve got a problem. So it’s going to be an exciting match up and I’m actually excited for that fight in a couple of weeks.” In a recent interview with Submission Radio, Alistair...

Nov 3, 2014 8:40 am

Overeem: I Can Beat Rothwell 9 Out Of 10 Times

Despite an early TKO loss to Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night Jacare vs. Mousasi in September, Alistair Overeem still believes he can beat Rothwell 9 out of 10 times. After the loss, many began calling Overeem the biggest bust in UFC history, calling for ‘The Reem’ to be cut, however the UFC decided to...

Nov 3, 2014 5:06 am

PHOTO | Alistair Overeem Reminisces On Pride FC Days

UFC fighter, and former Pride FC fighter Alistair Overeem posted a photo on his Instagram of himself and a star studded group of Pride FC legends from the 2005 light heavyweight Grand-Prix. Pride! TB! 2005 Light-Heavyweight GP! I miss the old days in Japan! Ein von Alistair Overeem (@alistairovereem) gepostetes Foto am Nov 11, 2014 at...

Oct 19, 2014 11:02 am

PHOTO | Alistair Overeem’s Daring Alligator Catch

UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem is gearing up for his UFC on FOX 13 on December 13th bout against Stefan Struve. Ahead of his bout, he caught a baby Alligator with his daughter, and posted the moment on Instagram. Loading I tend to keep mixing alligators with crocodiles! But to set the record straight.. Alligators are...

Oct 17, 2014 3:05 pm

Overeem Is “Back On The Horse”

The good folks over at felt the need to announce to the world that Alistair Overeem is indeed, back on the horse. Just some fun for your Friday. Check it: (Props:

Oct 16, 2014 2:44 pm

Overeem: ‘Fight with Struve going to be fireworks’

“(Fighting again right away) works best because everything is still fresh, so I’m thankful that I’m in there again soon. It was also a weird loss – I got clipped, boom and it’s over. There’s no damage or anything really that goes on, so for me it’s a good chance to redeem myself. I don’t...

Oct 15, 2014 12:47 pm

“The Reem” Finds Optimism Following 2-3 UFC Skid

“You put in the work and you come back. I’m 34 years old. If I would be injured, yes, maybe, but I still love what I do – I love working and improving. I’m an athlete, I’m a fighter, I’m a champion – this is what I do. I think there’s a couple different ways...

Oct 13, 2014 9:04 pm

PHOTO | Alistair Overeem Shows Off Awesome Fan Art

UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem posted a picture to Instagram of fan art, which pictured Overeem as a Street Fighter character. Check out the awesome artwork below: Loading Caught up on some fan artwork, nice work! View on Instagram

Sep 28, 2014 3:58 pm

Struve Slams Overeem, Not Impressed By His Record

Stefan Struve is once again slated to make his UFC return, this time against Alistair Overeem at UFC on FOX on December 13th. Struve was supposed to return from a year long hiatus stemming from heart troubles back at UFC 175 on July 5th, however pre-fight anxiety got the best of him, and he almost...

Sep 21, 2014 4:24 pm

PHOTO | Alistair Overeem Supporting Youth Kickboxing

Alirstair Overeem is coming off a quick KO loss to Ben Rothwell earlier this month, but still found some time to go check out a youth kickboxing practice, and captured the moment on his Instagram. Supporting the youth @ 033’s @fightandpoweracademy central kickboxing practice! Overeem will face Stefan Struve at UFC on FOX 13 on...

Sep 21, 2014 3:21 pm

Overeem On Injuring Jones “I Felt Terrible”

Alistair Overeem has been on the receiving end of some harsh criticism lately after it was revealed that he injured Jon Jones while Jones was preparing for his UFC 178 fight against Daniel Cormier. The two men were sparring, and Jones ended up getting injured and tearing his meniscus. Anthony Johnson was the first fighter...

Sep 18, 2014 9:38 am

Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve set for UFC on FOX 13

A heavyweight slugfest has been added to December’s ‘UFC on FOX 13’ event, as UFC officials announced yesterday that former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem will square off with Stefan Struve when the octagon returns to Phoenix, Arizona. Alistair Overeem (37-14 MMA, 2-3 UFC) was last seen in action just two weeks ago at “UFC Fight...

Sep 16, 2014 5:01 am

Frank Mir Uncertain About Future In The Octagon

Frank Mir’s legacy in the Octagon is safe, but that doesn’t mean Mir is ready to hang the gloves up just yet. Mir hasn’t been in the Octagon since February, when he went the distance with Alistair Overeem in a valiant effort that saw him lose a unanimous decision. The loss extended Mir’s losing streak...

Sep 15, 2014 5:30 pm

Overeem: ‘There’s No Easy Fights In The UFC’

Alistair Overeem is looking to get past his UFC Fight Night 50 loss to Ben Rothwell, and in doing so is looking to fight again before the end of 2014. Overeem joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss why there are no easy fights in the UFC, and why he wasn’t worried about...

Sep 15, 2014 5:20 pm

Alistair Overeem Over Rothwell Loss, Looking To Fight Again In 2014

After getting KO’d in the beginning of his fight against Ben Rothwell earlier this month, many questioned if Alistair Overeem was the biggest bust in UFC history, and if The Reem’s chin could hold up at heavyweight any longer. Overeem entered the fight on a win, picking up a decision win over Frank Mir back...

Sep 14, 2014 4:32 pm

Anthony Johnson Wants To Fight Overeem At Catchweight

Anthony Johnson has been extremely critical of his former Blackzilian teammate Alistair Overeem, Johnson has told several stories of Overeem injuring training partners unnecessarily by going too hard in training. When asked if he would fight Overeem, Johnson said that he had no problem fighting ‘The Reem’. Shortly after that interview, Overeem was KO’d by...

Sep 11, 2014 5:12 am

Dana White: ‘Alistair Overeem Will Get Another Shot’

Alistair Overeem has been finished in three of his last four fights. Many “Reem” fans, and critics, believe that this fact would likely see him removed from the UFC roster. That’s not happening. “He’s still ranked in top 10,” White told the UFC tonight crew during last night’s broadcast. “We’ll give him another fight.” Alistair...

Sep 10, 2014 8:00 am

“Bigfoot” Takes Credit For Ruining Overeem’s Chin

“I was flying to Brazil and at the airport and I had the opportunity to sit and watch the Overeem fight. He is a comedy, a cartoon. You have to feel sorry for a guy like that. He is reaping what he sowed. Who plants the good reaps good. He’s a despicable person and does...

Sep 9, 2014 8:40 pm

Anthony Johnson Knows Exactly When He Started Hating Alistair Overeem

“There was another reason I didn’t want to work with him that day. My trainer, Henri Hooft was training with us. Now Henri has a bad stomach; he’s had a lot of stomach issues, had surgery and whatnot. He had been working with Alistair, and everyone in that gym knows Henri has a bad stomach,...

Sep 9, 2014 5:03 pm

Ratings Report: ‘UFC Fight Night 50: Jacare vs. Mousasi’ Peaked At 1Million Viewers

A dominating one-sided headliner that saw No. 4-ranked UFC middleweight Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza lock in a third-round guillotine choke submission of the No. 7-ranked Gegard Mousasi at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: JACARE vs. MOUSASI, delivered a peak audience of 1,068,000 total viewers from 11:30-11:45pm on Friday, Sept. 5, according to Nielsen. The main card (10:00 PM...

Sep 9, 2014 5:03 am

Anthony Johnson Defends Overeem’s Performance Against Rothwell

Despite expressing his dislike for Alistair Overeem as a training partner, Anthony Johnson did defend Overeem’s performance against Ben Rothwell this past Friday at UFC Fight Night 50. He spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour: “To me, he looked faster and he looked stronger. He started fast, but I think he always starts...

Sep 8, 2014 4:20 pm

Anthony Johnson Wants Fight With Overeem, Says It’s Personal

Anthony Johnson hasn’t been afraid to speak his mind when it comes to former training partner Alistair Overeem and the incidents that occurred during The Reem’s time at Blackzilians. Rumble spoke in an interview with BloodyElbow about his desire to fight Overeem in the cage saying: “Yeah, I would definitely take that fight because for...

Sep 8, 2014 3:58 pm

Anthony Johnson Details More Incidents In Training About Alistair Overeem

Alistair Overeem has been widely criticized for going too hard in training. One fighter who is speaking out against Overeem louder than the rest is his former teammate, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson. Rumble spoke about multiple incidents regarding Overeem, where he witnessed, or was informed about Overeem deliberately going hard against people. He spoke with

Sep 7, 2014 4:24 pm

Overeem Explains The Crucial Mistake He Made In Rothwell Fight

Yesterday I was in a great shape and prep was superb! Thanks to all involved, from coaches to fysio’s! You were all great. About the fight – I made a mistake! Hearing Ben’s arm crack on one of the kicks I didn’t expect him to counterpunch with the same arm.. We knew Ben is a...

Sep 7, 2014 7:48 am

Eyewitness Gossips About Overeem’s Pre-fight Activities

Alistair Overeem was knocked out in just the first round of his UFC Fight Night 50 bout against Ben Rothwell this past Friday. Many fans believed this was a do or die fight for Overeem given that his only win in the last 3-years came in a lackluster decision win over Frank Mir. Prior to...