Alistair Overeem in Amsterdam
|Born||Alistair Cees Overeem
May 17, 1980
|Other names||The Reem
The Demolition Man
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||257 lb (117 kg; 18.4 st)|
Light Heavyweight (1999–2007)
|Reach||80 in (203 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Team||Jaco Hybrid Training Center (Blackzilians)
Golden Glory (former) Mike's Gym
|Trainer||Head coach: Mike Passenier; Coach/MMA trainer: Joakim Engberg; Striking: Roberto Flamingo, Azad Soufi; Wrestling: Kenny Monday, Babak Nejadmoghaddam; Strength & Conditioning: Jake Bonacci|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Occupation||Mixed martial arts fighter|
|Notable relatives||Valentijn Overeem - brother|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Alistair Cees Overeem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈoːvəreːm], English //; born 17 May 1980) is a Dutch-English mixed martial artist and kickboxer signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion, Dream Heavyweight Champion, K-1 World Grand Prix Champion, and is the only fighter to hold world titles in both MMA and K-1 kickboxing at the same time.
As of February 3, 2014, he is #7 in official UFC heavyweight rankings.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Mixed martial arts career
- 3 Kickboxing career
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Championships and accomplishments
- 6 Mixed martial arts record
- 7 Kickboxing record
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Overeem was born on Dutch mother and Jamaican father. His parents divorced when he was six years old. His mother, Clair, then moved Alistair and his brother Valentijn to the Netherlands, where he spent the remainder of his childhood.May 17, 1980 to a
As a child, Overeem competed in judo, track and field and basketball. When he was fifteen, his brother Valentijn took him to Chris Dolman's gym to teach him how to defend himself. At first he found the training overly violent and aggressive, but after training with Bas Rutten, Joop Kasteel and others, he eventually learned to enjoy it.
Mixed martial arts career
Overeem had his first MMA professional fight at 19 years old, defeating Ricardo Fyeet by guillotine choke submission on October 24, 1999 at It's Showtime, the first event of the eponymously named promotion.
Early MMA Career
Overeem won two more fights in Pride before entering the 2003 Pride Middleweight Grand Prix at Pride Total Elimination 2003 and losing to future UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell in the quarterfinal match. Overeem rebounded to defeat Tomohiko Hashimoto at the Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003 in 36 seconds. On October 31, 2004, Overeem fought Hiromitsu Kanehara, defeating him by TKO part-way through the second round at Pride 28. Overeem lost his next fight against Brazilian Top Team fighter Antônio Rogério Nogueira.
In 2005, Overeem entered the Pride Middle Weight Grand Prix at Pride Total Elimination 2005 where he defeated former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort, by submission, in the opening round. Overeem would move on to fight Igor Vovchanchyn in the quarterfinals at Pride Critical Countdown 2005 taking under two minutes to win via submission. Overeem lost in the semi-finals to the eventual champion Mauricio Rua.
In February 2006, Overeem fought Russian Top Team favorite Sergei Kharitonov. Overeem won the fight, dislocating Kharitonov's shoulder in the process. With his win over Kharitonov, Overeem secured a spot in the Pride 2006 Open Weight Grand Prix at Pride Total Elimination Absolute. He fought Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist Fabricio Werdum, and lost via kimura in the second round.
Debut in Strikeforce
Return to Pride
A month later Overeem returned to Pride for a highly anticipated rematch with Antônio Rogério Nogueira. Overeem entered the fight with a heavily taped neck. After controlling the first round and a half with his striking, Overeem was stumbled from a punch, Nogueira followed with a flurry of strikes. Worried Overeem would be more severely injured, his corner threw in the towel.
At Pride Final Conflict Absolute, he lost to Ricardo Arona. Overeem was on the receiving end of a leg kick that caused a non-serious injury to his nerves, causing him to lose feeling in his foot and leg. Unable to mount an offense or defend against Arona, Overeem tapped out to avoid further injury.
He then suffered another KO loss to Mauricio Rua at Pride 33, but returned in June 2007 with a submission win over Michael Knaap at K-1 Grand Prix in Amsterdam (despite K-1 being a kickboxing promotion, the bout was fought under MMA rules).
On September 17, 2007, at Hero's 10: Middleweight Tournament Final Alistair faced Sergei Kharitonov again. Overeem showed solid movement as soon as the first round began, but he suffered a KO loss just before the end of the first round.
Return to Strikeforce/Dream/Dynamite
On June 15, 2008 Overeem won by KO in the first round against Lee Tae-Hyun at Dream 4. On July 21, 2008, Overeem defeated K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 champion Mark Hunt in the first round by submission at Dream 5.
His next fight was against Mirko Filipović at Dream 6 on September 23, 2008. After almost half of the first round which saw Overeem taking down Filipovic multiple times and effectively striking from the top position, cutting his Croatian foe, the bout was stopped and declared a no contest due to Alistair landing multiple knees to the groin of Filipovic.
Overeem was rumored to make his first title defense against Heavyweight Brett Rogers on June 6 at Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields, however a hand injury scuttled plans for the fight. According to Golden Glory manager Bas Boon, Overeem had suffered a hand infection following a nightclub brawl early May 2009. According to Boon, Alistair and his brother Valentijn – both heavyweights – had been involved in an altercation that left five security staff needing hospital treatment and nearly cost Alistair his hand.
Overeem was scheduled to make his first Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship defense in a rematch against Fabricio Werdum at Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg, but had to pull out due to a hand injury, most likely caused from his nightclub brawl.
Alistair defeated Tony Sylvester at Golden Glory's 10 year anniversary celebration with a standing guillotine choke. He used the same choke only 8 days later to submit James Thompson at Dream 12.
Overeem was set to face Andrei Arlovski at Dynamite!! 2009 but FEG instead opted to have him face, Kazuyuki Fujita to keep with the Dream Vs. Sengoku theme. Overeem quickly overpowered his opponent and recorded a knockout with a knee to the head.
Overeem then faced Brett Rogers on May 15, 2010 at Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery to defend his Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship. He won the fight via TKO (punches) in the first round. In his post-fight interview, Alistair Overeem declared for another time that he wants to fight Fedor Emelianenko, claiming that Fedor's management can no longer ignore his presence. The majority of Alistair Overeem's pre-fight training camp took place at the newly opened Golden Glory Gym in Pattaya, Thailand, where "The Demolition Man" concentrated on the further improvement of his Muay Thai skills.
Overeem faced Todd Duffee on December 31, 2010 at Dynamite!! 2010. Overeem defeated Duffee by way of knockout 19 seconds into the first round to win the Dream Interim Heavyweight Championship. Overeem was later upgraded to Dream Heavyweight Champion.
Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix
In early 2011, Alistair Overeem was named as one of 8 men that will take part of the Strikeforce Heavyweight GP, alongside rivals Fabricio Werdum, Sergei Kharitonov, Brett Rogers, Josh Barnett, Andrei Arlovski, Antonio Silva and Fedor Emelianenko.
Removal from GP/Strikeforce
On July 17, it was announced Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem was removed from the promotion’s 2011 heavyweight grand prix. Overeem went on to state that he felt the September date was too soon for him to return, and that he needed time to rest and heal after his June 18 quarterfinal decision win over Fabricio Werdum. Overeem swapped out for unbeaten up-and-comer Daniel Cormier. Subsequently, on July 29, it was announced that Overeem had been released from the Strikeforce organization as Zuffa exercised their right to eliminate the one remaining fight on his contract. It was revealed that the reason behind Overeem's release from Strikeforce was not due to his unwillingness to participate in the GP semi finals, but due to Golden Glory's policy requiring that the money fighters made through fights be paid through their management first.
This disagreement led not only to Overeem's release but also other Golden Glory stars under a Zuffa contract, including former Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion Marloes Coenen, Norwegian UFC heavyweight Jon Olav Einemo, and even brother Valentijn Overeem. Team Golden Glory leader Bas Boon stated he has since changed the policy, and that Alistair Overeem could come to the UFC under an exclusive deal, if the right terms are offered, which he now has.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
After much speculation, on September 6, 2011, it was announced that Overeem had signed a contract with the UFC, and that his first fight would be against former UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar on December 30, 2011 at UFC 141.
The lead up to the fight was rife with controversy. In November 2011, both competitors were required by the NSAC to comply with out-of-competition drug testing. Lesnar delivered his sample screen on November 21st, while Overeem delivered his on November 23rd. The screen, however, did not meet the standards of the commission. Overeem submitted a second test through his personal physician - which was also deemed unacceptable - before flying out of the country. Overeem was ultimately given a conditional license for the fight by the committee during a meeting held on December 12, 2011.
On December 30, 2011, at UFC 141, Overeem made his UFC debut in the main event against former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar . During the match, Overeem targeted his midsection and was able to land several strikes before delivering a powerful liver kick that dropped Lesnar to his knee and left him prey to a barrage of punches resulting in the referee stopping the fight and declaring Overeem the winner via TKO at 2:26 of the first round. The victory earned him a Heavyweight title shot against champion Junior dos Santos.
Failed drug test
Overeem was scheduled to fight UFC Heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos on May 26, 2012 at UFC 146. However, on April 4, 2012, Overeem was revealed to have failed his pre-fight drug test by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). Overeem had a 14-to-1 testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) ratio, over the allowed ratio rate of 6-to-1. On Friday April 20, 2012, UFC President Dana White confirmed that Overeem has been removed from his fight with Dos Santos and replaced by Frank Mir.
One day prior to his meeting with the NSAC, Overeem released a prepared statement to the media in which he claims the positive result of the drug test came as a result of a doctor prescribed "anti-inflammatory medication that was mixed with testosterone." Overeem's lawyer filed a continuation request for additional time to gather support for his recent claim, which was voted on by the NSAC on April 24, 2012. The request was denied and the NSAC voted unanimously to deny Overeem's application status for a period of 9 months, dating back to March 27, the day of his drug test. He may reapply after this time period in December 2012.
Overeem returned to face Antonio Silva on February 2, 2013 at UFC 156. Leading up to the fight, Overeem was dismissive of Silva's skills, claiming he was better than his opponent in every aspect of MMA. Despite being a heavy betting favorite and having won rounds 1 and 2, an overconfident Overeem lost to Silva by TKO in the third round. After the fight it was revealed that Overeem actually had lower than normal T-E ratios.
Overeem was expected to face former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos on May 25, 2013 at UFC 160. However, in early March, Overeem pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Mark Hunt.
For his third fight with the promotion, Overeem faced Travis Browne in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 26 on August 17, 2013. Overeem was dominant early in the fight, attacking Browne with a flurry of knees and punches. Browne recovered and defeated Overeem by knockout via a front kick and punches.
Overeem was scheduled to face Frank Mir on November 16, 2013 at UFC 167. However, the pairing was moved to February 1, 2014 at UFC 169. Overeem defeated Mir in dominant fashion by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) and called out Brock Lesnar in his post-fight interview.
Overeem had his first professional kickboxing fight at 17 years old, in a K-1 rules fight on November 15, 1997Glaube Feitosa. Overeem was knocked out in both bouts and stayed with MMA from then on. He did not fight in K-1 for 4 more years.. After that he fought against Paul Hordijk, winning by decision on March 14, 1999 . Overeem then moved onto K-1, having two K-1 Kickboxing fights in 6 years against Errol Parris and
On December 31, 2008, Overeem faced Badr Hari, one of K-1's top contenders, under K-1 rules. He defeated Hari by way of knockout in the first round. After that, he faced Remy Bonjasky, the defending K-1 champion. Overeem came out aggressive in the first and second rounds, bullying Bonjasky and landing some impressive offense, but in the third was knocked down by a right hook from Bonjasky, who thereby secured a unanimous decision win. All three judges scored the bout 30–28.
On September 26 at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final 16, having been selected by fan voting after his impressive performances against Remy Bonjasky and Badr Hari, Overeem shocked the kickboxing world by achieving a huge upset. He defeated K-1's longest serving member, legendary 3-time champion Peter Aerts by unanimous decision. At the K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final, Overeem knocked out Kyokushin Karate Champion, Ewerton Teixeira with a knee strike in the first round, but lost to Badr Hari, via TKO from a head kick in the Semi Finals.
At the K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 in Yokohama, Overeem defeated Dzevad Poturak via KO (right knee) in Round 1 at 2:40. Overeem defeated Ben Edwards by TKO in the first round on October 2, 2010 at K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Final 16.
On December 11, at the Ariake Coliseum, Overeem fought at and won the K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Final. In the quarter finals, he beat Tyrone Spong by Unanimous decision. In the semi finals he came face to face with his teammate Gokhan Saki, who he defeated by first round TKO due to injury, breaking Saki's right arm with a hard left kick. Saki's arm was already injured as a result of his previous fight with Daniel Ghita. In the finals, he fought Peter Aerts for the second time. Alistair came out aggressively and finished Peter in the first round.
Overeem has a daughter named Storm, born October 18, 2006.
On January 1, 2012 following his match with Brock Lesnar at UFC 141, Overeem pushed or shoved a woman in the face, "causing her to stagger back," at the Wynn Las Vegas at about 3 a.m., according to the Las Vegas Police Department. Not arrested but summoned to court, Overeem was charged with misdemeanor battery and faced a maximum of six months in the Clark County Detention Center and a fine up to $1,000. On March 28, 2012, Overeem was given a suspended 90 day county jail sentence plus 50 hours of community service and anger management with the potential of the battery charge being dropped if the requirements are fulfilled.[dated info]
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship (One time; First, Last)
- One successful title defense
- Pride Fighting Championships
- DREAM Interim Heavyweight Championship (One time; First, Last)
- 2 Hot 2 Handle
- 2H2H Light Heavyweight Championship (One time)
- 2H2H Light Heavyweight Tournament (Champion)
- World MMA Awards
- 2010 International Fighter of the Year
- 2011 International Fighter of the Year
- 2010 All-Violence Second Team
- Only fighter to consecutively hold three championship belts
- One of only two fighters to win a world championship in MMA and K1
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|51 matches||37 wins||13 losses|
|Win||37–13 (1)||Frank Mir||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 169||February 1, 2014||3||5:00||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Loss||36–13 (1)||Travis Browne||KO (front kick and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen||August 17, 2013||1||4:08||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Loss||36–12 (1)||Antonio Silva||KO (punches)||UFC 156||February 2, 2013||3||0:25||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||UFC Heavyweight title eliminator..|
|Win||36–11 (1)||Brock Lesnar||TKO (kick to the body and punches)||UFC 141||December 30, 2011||1||2:26||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||35–11 (1)||Fabricio Werdum||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum||June 18, 2011||3||5:00||Dallas, Texas, United States||Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal.|
|Win||34–11 (1)||Todd Duffee||KO (punches)||Dynamite!! 2010||December 31, 2010||1||0:19||Saitama, Japan||Won the Dream Heavyweight Championship. Later vacated title.|
|Win||33–11 (1)||Brett Rogers||TKO (punches)||Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery||May 15, 2010||1||3:40||St. Louis, Missouri, United States||Defended the Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship. Later vacated title.|
|Win||32–11 (1)||Kazuyuki Fujita||KO (knee)||Dynamite!! 2009||December 31, 2009||1||1:15||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||31–11 (1)||James Thompson||Submission (guillotine choke)||Dream 12||October 25, 2009||1||0:33||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||30–11 (1)||Tony Sylvester||Submission (guillotine choke)||Ultimate Glory 11: A Decade of Fights||October 17, 2009||1||1:23||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||29–11 (1)||Gary Goodridge||Submission (americana)||Ultimate Glory 10: The Battle of Arnhem||November 9, 2008||1||1:42||Arnhem, Netherlands|
|NC||28–11 (1)||Mirko Filipovic||No Contest (knee to the groin)||Dream 6||September 23, 2008||1||6:09||Saitama, Japan||Overeem kneed Filipovic two times in the groin.|
|Win||28–11||Mark Hunt||Submission (keylock)||Dream 5||July 21, 2008||1||1:11||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||27–11||Lee Tae-Hyun||KO (punches)||Dream 4||June 15, 2008||1||0:36||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||26–11||Paul Buentello||Submission (knees to the body)||Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives||November 16, 2007||2||3:42||San Jose, California, United States||Won inaugural Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship.|
|Loss||25–11||Sergei Kharitonov||KO (punch)||Hero's 10||September 17, 2007||1||4:21||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||25–10||Michael Knaap||Submission (guillotine choke)||K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Amsterdam||June 23, 2007||1||4:51||Amsterdam, Netherlands||Moves up to Heavyweight full-time.|
|Loss||24–10||Maurício Rua||KO (punches)||Pride 33||February 24, 2007||1||3:37||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||24–9||Ricardo Arona||Submission (punches)||Pride Final Conflict Absolute||September 10, 2006||1||4:28||Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||24–8||Antônio Rogério Nogueira||TKO (corner stoppage)||Pride Critical Countdown Absolute||July 1, 2006||2||2:13||Saitama, Japan||Return to Light Heavyweight.|
|Win||24–7||Vitor Belfort||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Revenge||June 9, 2006||3||5:00||San Jose, California, United States||Fought at catchweight of 210 lb.|
|Loss||23–7||Fabricio Werdum||Submission (kimura)||Pride Total Elimination Absolute||May 5, 2006||2||3:43||Osaka, Japan||Pride 2006 Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round.|
|Win||23–6||Nikolajus Cilkinas||Submission (armbar)||WCFC: No Guts, No Glory||March 18, 2006||1||1:42||Manchester, England, United Kingdom|
|Win||22–6||Sergei Kharitonov||TKO (knees)||Pride 31||February 26, 2006||1||5:13||Saitama, Japan||Moves up to Heavyweight.|
|Loss||21–6||Maurício Rua||TKO (punches)||Pride Final Conflict 2005||August 28, 2005||1||6:42||Saitama, Japan||Pride 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix Semifinal.|
|Win||21–5||Igor Vovchanchyn||Submission (guillotine choke)||Pride Critical Countdown 2005||June 26, 2005||1||1:20||Saitama, Japan||Pride 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal.|
|Win||20–5||Vitor Belfort||Submission (guillotine choke)||Pride Total Elimination 2005||April 23, 2005||1||9:36||Osaka, Japan||Pride 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix Opening Round.|
|Loss||19–5||Antônio Rogério Nogueira||Decision (unanimous)||Pride 29||February 20, 2005||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||19–4||Hiromitsu Kanehara||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Pride 28||October 31, 2004||2||3:52||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||18–4||Rodney Glunder||Submission (guillotine choke)||2 Hot 2 Handle||October 10, 2004||1||1:32||Rotterdam, Netherlands||Wins 2H2H Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||17–4||Tomohiko Hashimoto||TKO (knees)||Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003||December 31, 2003||1||0:36||Kobe, Japan|
|Loss||16–4||Chuck Liddell||KO (punches)||Pride Total Elimination 2003||August 10, 2003||1||3:09||Saitama, Japan||Pride 2003 Middleweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal.|
|Win||16–3||Mike Bencic||Submission (knee to the body and punches)||Pride 26||June 8, 2003||1||3:44||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||15–3||Aaron Brink||Submission (guillotine choke)||2H2H 6: Simply the Best 6||March 16, 2003||1||0:53||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||14–3||Bazigit Atajev||TKO (knee to the body)||Pride 24||December 23, 2002||2||4:59||Fukuoka, Japan|
|Win||13–3||Dave Vader||TKO (doctor stoppage)||2H2H 5: Simply the Best 5||October 13, 2002||1||3:17||Rotterdam, Netherlands||2H2H Light Heavyweight Tournament Final.|
|Win||12–3||Moise Rimbon||Submission (guillotine choke)||2H2H 5: Simply the Best 5||October 13, 2002||1||1:03||Rotterdam, Netherlands||2H2H Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Win||11–3||Yusuke Imamura||TKO (knee & punches)||Pride The Best Vol.2||July 20, 2002||1||0:44||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||10–3||Vesa Vuori||TKO (punches)||2 Hot 2 Handle: Germany||May 26, 2002||1||2:15||Krefeld, Germany|
|Win||9–3||Sergey Kaznovsky||Submission (armbar)||M-1 MFC - Russia vs. the World 3||April 26, 2002||1||3:37||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||8–3||Roman Zentsov||Submission (keylock)||2H2H 4: Simply the Best 4||March 17, 2002||1||1:26||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||7–3||Stanislav Nuschik||TKO (knees)||2H2H 2: Simply The Best||March 18, 2001||1||0:53||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||6–3||Vladimer Chanturia||Submission (rear naked choke)||Rings: King of Kings 2000 Final||February 24, 2001||1||1:06||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||5–3||Peter Verschuren||Submission (keylock)||It's Showtime: Christmas Edition||December 12, 2000||1||1:06||Haarlem, Netherlands|
|Loss||4–3||Bobby Hoffman||KO (punch)||Rings: Millennium Combine 2||June 15, 2000||1||9:39||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||4–2||Yuriy Kochkine||Decision (split)||Rings Russia: Russia vs. The World||May 20, 2000||2||5:00||Yekaterinburg, Russia|
|Win||4–1||Yasuhito Namekawa||Submission (armbar)||Rings: Millennium Combine 1||April 20, 2000||1||0:45||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||3–1||Can Sahinbas||KO (knee)||2 Hot 2 Handle 1||March 5, 2000||1||2:21||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||2–1||Chris Watts||KO (knee to the body)||Rings Holland: There Can Only Be One Champion||February 6, 2000||1||3:58||Utrecht, Netherlands|
|Loss||1–1||Yuriy Kochkine||Decision (majority)||Rings: King of Kings 1999 Block A||October 28, 1999||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||1–0||Ricardo Fyeet||Submission (guillotine choke)||It's Showtime - It's Showtime||October 24, 1999||1||1:39||Haarlem, Netherlands|
|Alistair Overeem kickboxing record|
10 wins (7 (T)KO's), 4 losses
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
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- "Strikeforce officially announces April's "Diaz vs. Daley," grand prix event for June". mmajunkie.com. March 2, 2011.
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- "Strikeforce reportedly releases heavyweight champ Alistair Overeem". mmajunkie.com. July 29, 2011.
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- "Team Golden Glory Willing to Work with Zuffa; Says Overeem Could Even Be Exclusive to UFC". MMAweekly.com. 2011-08-11.
- "UFC: Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem set for Dec. 30". Los Angeles Times. 2011-09-06.
- "Brock Lesnar Faces Alistair Overeem on Dec 30 in Las Vegas. This fight would be the first live main event on cable (Fox).". MMAWeekly.com. September 6, 2011.
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- K-1 World Grand Prix reemy 2010 in Yokohama Results: Overeem and Hari Win; Schilt and Kyotara Defend Titles. MMAFrenzy.com (2010-04-03). Retrieved on 2011-10-23.
- Overeem-Edwards, Le Banner-Kyotaro Announced for K-1 Final 16. Mmafighting.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-23.
- Storm Overeem birthday tweet, from Twitter (@alistairovereem)
- Hill, Adam (January 31, 2012). "UFC fighter Overeem charged with battery". Las Vegas Review-Journal.
- "Alistair Overeem Sentenced To No Jail Time for January Battery Incident". MMA Weekly.
- "2005 European trials champions".retrieved 4/8/13
- Official web site
- Official UFC Profile
- Professional MMA record for Alistair Overeem from Sherdog
- Personal life documentary
- Profile at Dream (Japanese)
- Profile at Pride
|Awards and achievements|
|New championship||1st Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion
November 16, 2007 – July 29, 2011
Overeem stripped of title and released from Strikeforce
|New title||1st Dream Interim Heavyweight Champion
December 31, 2010 – September 6, 2011
|New title||1st Dream Heavyweight Champion||Vacant
Overeem signed with UFC