Valentijn Overeem

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Valentijn Overeem
Born (1976-08-17) 17 August 1976 (age 38)
Amersfoort, Netherlands
Other names The Python, Oldereem
Residence Belgium (previous)
Turkey (current)
Nationality Dutch
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 110 kg (243 lb; 17 st 5 lb)
Division Heavyweight
Reach 76.0 in (193 cm)
Fighting out of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Team Golden Glory (former)
Jaco Hybrid Training Center (current)
Xtreme Couture (occasionally)
Rank black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Years active 1996–present
Kickboxing record
Total 2
Losses 1
By knockout 1
No contests 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 69
Wins 33
By knockout 13
By submission 19
By decision 1
Losses 36
By knockout 16
By submission 19
By decision 1
Other information
Notable relatives Alistair Overeem, brother
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: 22 December 2012

Valentijn Overeem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈvaːləntɛin ˈoːvəreːm]; born 17 August 1976) is a Dutch professional mixed martial artist and kickboxer currently signed with United Glory. He has previously fought for the PRIDE Fighting Championships, RINGS, KSW, K-1, M-1 Global, Its Showtime and Strikeforce. He has trained Muay Thai, Submission wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Sambo and Wrestling.

Biography and career[edit]

Overeem was born in Amersfoort, Utrecht but now lives in Turkey[1] and is associated with the Imperial Athletics gym in Boca Raton, Florida where he trains with his younger brother Alistair.[2]

On 9 June 2010, Overeem signed to fight under the Strikeforce banner. He was scheduled to fight Antonio Silva on 4 December 2010, but suffered an injury that caused him to withdraw from the fight.[3] He eventually made his promotional debut against Ray Sefo at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva on 12 February 2011 where he won in the first round by using a neck crank.

Overeem then returned against Chad Griggs at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum on 18 June 2011, in Dallas, Texas.[4] Overeem lost as he tapped out due to punches.

On 3 August 2011, Golden Glory announced that Overeem had been released from his contract by Strikeforce.[5]

On 25 February, Overeem won his fight against Polish kickboxer and mixed martial artist Marcin Różalski at KSW 18 in Płock, Poland. He replaced injured Jérôme Le Banner and took the fight on 2 days notice. Overeem won by submission (toe hold) in the first round.[6]

Overeem fought a kickboxing fight on 23 February 2013 after 16 years of inactivity as a professional kickboxer when he faced James Wilson, a former professional boxer turned kickboxer, this was held in Miami on the debut event of S-1 Challenge,it was later ruled a No Contest due to an unsafe ring as both fighters fell over the ropes with Wilson falling twice.

On December 7, 2013, Overeem fought Mikhail Mokhnatkin at Fight Nights - Battle of Moscow 14. Overeem lost via KO in the first round.[7]

Overeem faced Konstantin Gluhov in a rematch on April 12, 2014 at PFC 6: Pancrase Fighting Championship 6. Overeem lost by first round KO.

Overeem would then lose his next bout via TKO at HOG: House of Gladiators 9 in round one.

Championships and Accomplishments[edit]

  • Fighting Network RINGS and other promotions
    • RINGS King of Kings 2000 Tournament Runner Up
    • RINGS Free Fight Dutch Heavyweight Champion
    • Durata World Grand Prix 2003 Tournament Champion

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 32–36 Ante Delija TKO (punches) HOG: House of Gladiators 9 July 3, 2014 1 1:24 Dubrovnik, Croatia
Loss 32–35 Konstantin Gluhov KO (punch) PFC 6: Pancrase Fighting Championship 6 April 12, 2014 1 2:33 Marseille, France For the PFC Heavyweight Championship.
Loss 32–34 Mikhail Mokhnatkin Submission (strikes) Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 14 December 7, 2013 1 4:45 Moscow, Russia
Loss 32–33 Konstantin Gluhov KO (knee) PFC 5: Clash of the Titans April 27, 2013 1 2:48 Marseille, France For the PFC Heavyweight Championship.
Loss 32–32 Michael Knaap TKO (punches) Beast of the East April 14, 2013 1 3:03 Zutphen, The Netherlands
Loss 32–31 Evgeny Erokhin TKO (punches) Pankration: Battle Of Empires 2 December 15, 2012 1 4:43 Khabarovsk, Russia
Loss 32–30 Michal Kita Submission (guillotine choke) Oktagon Italy March 24, 2012 1 4:03 Assago, Lombardy, Italy
Win 32–29 Marcin Rózalski Submission (toe hold) KSW 18 February 25, 2012 1 2:24 Plock, Poland
Loss 31–29 Chad Griggs Submission (punches) Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum June 18, 2011 1 2:55 Dallas, Texas, United States Strikeforce Heavyweight GP Reserve Bout.
Win 31–28 Ray Sefo Submission (neck crank) Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva February 12, 2011 1 1:37 East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States Strikeforce Heavyweight GP Reserve Bout.
Win 30–28 Catalin Zmarandescu KO (knee) K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 in Bucharest May 21, 2010 1 0:50 Bucharest, Romania
Win 29–28 Tengiz Tedoradze KO (head kick) Pancrase Fighting Championship 2 April 17, 2010 1 0:06 Marseille, France
Loss 28–28 Rafal Dabrowski Submission (punches) Beast Of The East November 14, 2009 1 1:17 Gdynia, Poland
Loss 28–27 Nikolai Onikienko TKO (broken nose) Ultimate Glory 11: A Decade of Fights October 17, 2009 1 0:47 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Win 28–26 Kazuo Takahashi KO (flying knee) Sengoku 4 August 24, 2008 1 2:42 Japan
Win 27–26 Sasa Lazic Submission (kimura) LOTR: Schilt vs. Guelmino January 12, 2008 1 0:33 Serbia
Loss 26–26 Milco Voorn Submission (choke) King of the Ring March 25, 2006 1 0:45 Netherlands
Loss 26–25 Gilbert Yvel Submission (armbar) It's Showtime Boxing & MMA Event 2005 Amsterdam June 12, 2005 1 4:30 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Loss 26–24 Shungo Oyama Submission (toe hold) Hero's 1 March 26, 2005 1 1:28 Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Loss 26–23 Kresimir Bogdanovic TKO (injury) Ultimate Nokaut 1 March 11, 2005 1 N/A Croatia
Win 26–22 Ross Pointon TKO (elbows) Anarchy Fight Night February 20, 2005 1 0:59 England
Loss 25–22 Dave Dalgliesh KO 2 Hot 2 Handle October 10, 2004 2 N/A Netherlands
Win 25–21 Autimio Antonia KO (punches) CFC 1: Cage Carnage July 11, 2004 1 0:57 Essex, England
Win 24–21 Roman Savochka Submission (guillotine choke) Durata World Grand Prix 3 December 12, 2003 1 0:31 Croatia
Win 23–21 Milco Voorn Submission (smother choke) Durata World Grand Prix 3 December 12, 2003 1 1:21 Croatia
Win 22–21 Andrei Rudakov Submission (keylock) Durata World Grand Prix 3 December 12, 2003 1 0:21 Croatia
Loss 21–21 Dave Vader TKO (injury) It's Showtime 2003 Amsterdam June 8, 2003 1 3:22 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Loss 21–20 Mikko Rupponen Decision (split) Fight Festival 7 May 19, 2003 1 15:00 Finland
Loss 21–19 Ibragim Magomedov TKO (towel) M-1 MFC - Russia vs. the World 5 April 6, 2003 1 3:20 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Loss 21–18 Ron Waterman Submission (keylock) Pride 24 December 23, 2002 1 2:18 Japan
Loss 21–17 Rodney Glunder Submission (forfeit) 2H2H 5: Simply the Best 5 October 13, 2002 1 3:00 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Loss 21–16 Aaron Brink TKO (punches) WFA 2: Level 2 July 5, 2002 1 2:24 Nevada, United States
Win 21–15 Marc Emmanuel TKO (leg kicks) 2H2H 4: Simply the Best 4 March 17, 2002 1 1:12 Netherlands
Loss 20–15 Igor Vovchanchyn Submission (heel hook) Pride 18 December 23, 2001 1 4:35 Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Loss 20–14 Assuerio Silva Submission (heel hook) Pride 15 July 29, 2001 1 2:50 Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Loss 20–13 Gary Goodridge Submission (strikes) Pride 14 May 27, 2001 1 2:39 Yokohama, Japan
Win 20–12 Ian Freeman Submission (knees) 2H2H 2: Simply The Best March 18, 2001 1 1:42 Netherlands
Loss 19–12 Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira Submission (arm-triangle choke) Rings: King of Kings 2000 Final February 24, 2001 1 1:20 Tokyo, Japan
Win 19–11 Randy Couture Submission (guillotine choke) Rings: King of Kings 2000 Final February 24, 2001 1 0:56 Tokyo, Japan
Win 18–11 Yoshihisa Yamamoto Submission (straight armbar) Rings: King of Kings 2000 Final February 24, 2001 1 0:45 Tokyo, Japan
Win 17–11 Jerrel Venetiaan Submission (ankle lock) It's Showtime - Christmas Edition December 12, 2000 1 1:27 Haarlem, Netherlands
Win 16–11 Suren Balachinskiy TKO (knees) Rings: King of Kings 2000 Block A October 9, 2000 1 2:13 Tokyo, Japan
Win 15–11 Renato Sobral Submission (toe hold) Rings: King of Kings 2000 Block A October 9, 2000 1 2:19 Tokyo, Japan
Win 14–11 Joe Slick Submission (achilles lock) Rings: Millennium Combine 3 August 23, 2000 1 0:36 Osaka, Japan
Win 13–11 Tuli Kulihaapai Technical Submission (armbar) Rings USA: Rising Stars Block B July 22, 2000 1 2:05 Hawaii, United States
Loss 12–11 Tom Sauer TKO (punches) Rings USA: Rising Stars Block B July 22, 2000 1 0:35 Hawaii, United States
Win 12–10 Brad Kohler Submission (kneebar) Rings: Millennium Combine 2 June 15, 2000 1 0:31 Tokyo, Japan
Win 11–10 Fatih Kocamis KO (punch) Rings Holland: Di Capo Di Tutti Capi June 4, 2000 2 0:47 Netherlands
Loss 10–10 Achmed Labasanov Submission (achilles lock) Rings Russia: Russia vs. The World May 20, 2000 1 3:50 Yekaterinburg, Russia
Win 10–9 Dennis Reed Technical Submission (guillotine choke) 2 Hot 2 Handle 1 March 5, 2000 1 0:28 Netherlands
Loss 9–9 Hiromitsu Kanehara KO (strikes) Rings Holland: There Can Only Be One Champion February 6, 2000 1 4:14 Netherlands
Loss 9–8 Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira Technical Submission (keylock) Rings: King of Kings 1999 Block A October 28, 1999 1 1:51 Tokyo, Japan
Win 9–7 Hiromitsu Kanehara TKO (punch to the body) Rings: Rise 3rd May 22, 1999 1 4:35 Japan
Loss 8–7 Yoshihisa Yamamoto Submission (armbar) Rings: Rise 1st March 20, 1999 1 2:40 Japan
Loss 8–6 Kiyoshi Tamura Submission (armbar) Rings: Final Capture February 21, 1999 1 6:08 Japan
Loss 8–5 Gilbert Yvel TKO (shoulder injury) Rings Holland: Who's the Boss June 7, 1998 1 0:38 Netherlands
Win 8–4 Kiyoshi Tamura Submission (verbal) Rings: Fighting Integration II April 16, 1998 1 6:39 Osaka, Japan
Win 7–4 Kenichi Yamamoto TKO (punches) Rings: Fighting Integration March 28, 1998 1 6:39 Japan
Win 6–4 Dexter Casey Submission (guillotine choke) Night of the Samurai 1 March 7, 1998 1 1:50 England
Win 5–4 Chris Haseman Decision (majority) Rings Holland: The King of Rings February 8, 1998 2 5:00 Netherlands
Loss 4–4 Wataru Sakata Submission (ankle lock) Rings - Extension Fighting 7 September 26, 1997 1 2:16 Sapporo, Japan
Loss 4–3 Mitsuya Nagai Submission Rings: Fighting Extension III May 23, 1997 1 4:58 Sendai, Japan
Loss 4–2 Masayuki Naruse TKO (injury) Rings: Battle Genesis April 4, 1997 1 12:05 Osaka, Japan
Win 4–1 Cees Bezems Submission (heel hook) Rings Holland - Utrecht at War June 29, 1997 1 0:56 Netherlands
Win 3–1 Masayuki Naruse TKO (cut) Rings Holland - The Final Challenge February 2, 1997 1 3:58 Netherlands
Loss 2–1 Wataru Sakata Submission Rings: Maelstrom V July 16, 1996 1 6:24 Osaka, Japan
Win 2–0 Jeroen Waringa KO (punch) Fight Gala: Mix Fight Night June 15, 1996 1 N/A Netherlands
Win 1–0 Tjerk Vermanen Submission (rear-naked choke) Rings Holland - Kings of Martial Arts February 18, 1996 1 0:44 Netherlands

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing Record

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