Alistair Overeem News
Alistair Overeem believes tough times lie ahead for UFC champion Alex Pereira
Susan Cox - November 29, 2023
Alistair Overeem predicts first-round knockout for Francis Ngannou vs. Tyson Fury: "Shock the world"
Josh Evanoff - October 25, 2023
Alistair Overeem reportedly retires from MMA, set to enter the political world
Josh Evanoff - October 5, 2023
Alistair Overeem’s management refutes reports of retirement: “He still plans to fight one or two more times”
Harry Kettle - July 6, 2023
Latest photos of Alistair Overeem leave MMA fans in shock: “I hope he’s okay”
Josh Evanoff - June 19, 2023
Team Alistair Overeem denies PED use following recent suspension
Susan Cox - March 15, 2023
Team Alistair Overeem is denying PED use following the recent suspension he received from Glory Kickboxing. Alistair Overeem (47-19 MMA) was cut from the UFC roster following a TKO loss in his fight with Alexander Volkov (36-10 MMA) at UFC Vegas 18 back in February of 2021.
Alistair Overeem receives 12 month suspension for failed drug test, win over Badr Hari overturned to a no-contest
Cole Shelton - March 14, 2023
Alistair Overeem has failed a drug test from his GLORY Kickboxing fight back in October. According to VechtsportInfo, which has since been confirmed by GLORY, Overeem failed a drug test from his October decision win over Badr Hari. With that, Overeem has been suspended for one year along with having his win overturned to a No Contest and he has been removed from the GLORY rankings and has been asked to turn over a percentage of his winnings from the fight.
Alistair Overeem reportedly in-talks to compete in ONE Championship openweight Muay Thai Grand Prix
Josh Evanoff - January 12, 2023
Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Alistair Overeem could be heading to ONE Championship. ‘The Demolition Man’ was famously released from the UFC in 2021 following a loss to Alexander Volkov. Despite reportedly receiving interest from Bellator, Overeem seemed disinterested in competing in MMA. Instead, he signed to Glory Kickboxing.
Alistair Overeem tests positive for banned substance following Glory return
Harry Kettle - November 21, 2022
Combat sports veteran Alistair Overeem has reportedly tested positive for a banned substance following his return at Glory: Collision 4. After more than a decade away from the kickboxing realm, Alistair Overeem returned with Glory last month. He took on his old rival Badr Hari, coming from behind to win via unanimous decision.
Pros react after Alistair Overeem defeats Badr Hari in GLORY trilogy fight
Chris Taylor - October 8, 2022
Glory Collision 4 Results: Alistair Overeem defeats Badr Hari (Video)
Chris Taylor - October 8, 2022
Alistair Overeem and Badr Hari will have their highly anticipated trilogy fight in the headliner of today’s ‘Glory: Collision 4’ event. The fight card takes place live at the GelreDome in Arnhem, Netherlands.
Alistair Overeem and Badr Hari detail how they were able to bury the hatchet ahead of trilogy fight at Glory: Collision 4
Susan Cox - October 7, 2022
Alistair Overeem and Badr Hari have detailed how they were able to bury the hatchet ahead of trilogy fight at Glory: Collision 4. Glory: Collision 4 takes place this Saturday, October 8th at the GelreDome in Arnhem, Netherlands.
Alistair Overeem gives retirement timeline, reveals if he'll fight in MMA again: "I'm very thankful"
Josh Evanoff - October 3, 2022
Former UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem’s combat sports career is coming to a close. ‘The Demolition Man’ has been out of action since his showdown with Alexander Volkov in February 2021. In that bout, Overeem was dominated, and lost by second-round knockout. The defeat snapped a two-fight winning streak for the 42-year-old.
Alistair Overeem explains move to pro wrestling after previously trashing the profession
Harry Kettle - June 27, 2022
Alistair Overeem has explained why he’s decided to venture into professional wrestling after previously trashing it as “fake”. While many expected Alistair Overeem to focus his attention on Glory and his long-awaited return to kickboxing in the next few years, the MMA legend has other plans.
Alistair Overeem confirms his MMA career isn't over, but not interested in fighting Fedor Emelianenko: "I don't really think it's good"
Josh Evanoff - June 1, 2022
Alistair Overeem to make pro wrestling debut against Braun Strowman
Cole Shelton - May 17, 2022
Alistair Overeem will be turning to pro wrestling. Overeem, the former Strikeforce and DREAM heavyweight champion, recently signed with Glory kickboxing but will now be having a pro wrestling match. Overeem is set to headline the first Wrestling Entertainment Series (WES) event in Nottingham, England on June 4. He is set to take on former WWE star Braun Strowman, the promotion revealed on their website.
Alistair Overeem reveals he's injured, out of Rico Verhoeven GLORY kickboxing match
Adam D Martin - October 6, 2021
Former UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem revealed that he is injured and out of the upcoming Rico Verhoeven GLORY kickboxing match. Overeem was set to return to the kickboxing ring against Verhoeven on October 23, but the fight will no longer go down as planned. According to “The Demolition Man,” he has been dealing with an injury for a month. Unfortunately, he has had to pull out of the fight as he is now 100% healthy. Check out the full written statement from Overeem below.
Alistair Overeem admits that he wanted to finish his career in the UFC
Adam D Martin - September 22, 2021
Heavyweight MMA legend Alistair Overeem admitted that he wanted to finish his career in the UFC, but he won’t be getting that opportunity. Following a knockout loss to Alexander Volkov earlier this year, the UFC decided to release Overeem from its roster. At age 41, he is getting up there in age, and with a big salary as well, the UFC decided to let him go. Overeem ended up signing with GLORY kickboxing and he will fight Rico Verhoeven next. However, he wishes that he was still in the UFC.
Alistair Overeem says Fedor Emelianenko declined to fight him in Bellator and Strikeforce
Adam D Martin - August 25, 2021
Heavyweight great Alistair Overeem says that fellow legend Fedor Emelianenko declined to fight him in Bellator not to mention in Strikeforce. Overeem became a free agent following a knockout loss to Alexander Volkov earlier this year in the UFC. “The Demolition Man” was open to signing with different promotions and had talks with Bellator about potentially fighting Emelianenko, but the fight didn’t end up getting booked, and Emelianenko instead chose Tim Johnson to fight. For his part, Overeem decided that he will take a break from MMA for now and re-joined GLORY.
Alistair Overeem weighs in on the pro wrestling returns of Brock Lesnar and CM Punk: 'It’s fake. It’s lame. It’s stupid. It’s gay'
Drake Riggs - August 23, 2021
Alistair Overeem shares cryptic video following release from the UFC, returns to kickboxing
Adam D Martin - June 8, 2021
Former UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem shared a cryptic video following his release from the world’s leading MMA promotion. Overeem was released by the UFC in March following a knockout loss to Alexander Volkov. Along with his former rival Junior dos Santos, Overeem’s surprise cut saw the promotion lose one of the top-10 heavyweights on the roster. But given that he’s 41, coming off of a knockout loss, and makes a big salary, the UFC decided that the promotion was ready to move on from “The Reem” and it gave the MMA legend his release from his contract.
Scott Coker very interested in signing Alistair Overeem or Junior dos Santos to fight Fedor Emelianenko
Cole Shelton - April 1, 2021
Scott Coker likes the idea of signing Alistair Overeem or Junior dos Santos to fight Fedor Emelianenko. After Emelinaneko beat Rampage Jackson in December of 2019, the plan was to have his farewell tour be in 2020. However, due to the pandemic, the Russian didn’t get a chance to fight, but according to Scott Coker, he says the MMA legend will fight sometime in the next couple of months,
Francis Ngannou sends Alistair Overeem a message following UFC release
Chris Taylor - March 6, 2021
Francis Ngannou sent his former opponent Alistair Overeem a message after hearing news of his UFC release. Earlier this week it was announced that the former DREAM and Strikeforce heavyweight champion, Overeem (47-19 MMA), had been released by the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
BKFC "interested" in Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem, have already reached out to their teams
Cole Shelton - March 5, 2021
Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship is looking to add Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem to their heavyweight roster. It was recently revealed both dos Santos and Overeem were removed from the heavyweight ranks. Shortly thereafter, it was reported both men were released from the promotion and they both confirmed the news on their social media.
Dana White shares his thoughts on the UFC's release of heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Junior dos Santos
Christopher Taylor - March 4, 2021
Alistair Overeem issues statement on UFC release
Tom Taylor - March 4, 2021
Former Strikeforce, DREAM and K-1 heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem has issued a statement on his UFC release. Overeem has been competing under the UFC banner since 2011, but after a knockout loss to Alexander Volkov in his last outing, was released by the promotion earlier this week.
RIZIN boss interested in "working with" Alistair Overeem
Tom Taylor - March 4, 2021
RIZIN CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara is interested in working with heavyweight mixed martial arts legend Alistair Overeem. Overeem, the former DREAM, Strikeforce and K-1 heavyweight champion, has spent the recent years of his illustrious career fighting for the UFC, but was released by the promotion earlier this week.