Alistair Overeem

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Alistair Overeem
Born Alistair Cees Overeem
(1980-05-17) 17 May 1980 (age 35)
Hounslow, United Kingdom
Other names The Reem
The Demolition Man
Nationality Dutch
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)[1]
Weight 243 lb (110 kg; 17.4 st)
Division Heavyweight (2007–present)
Light Heavyweight (1999–2007)
Reach 80.0 in (203 cm)[2]
Fighting out of Amsterdam, Netherlands[1]
Team Team Jackson-Winkeljohn
Golden Glory
Teacher(s) Chris Dolman
Lucien Carbin
Trainer Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn
Years active 1999–present
Kickboxing record
Total 14
Wins 10
By knockout 7
Losses 4
By knockout 3
Mixed martial arts record
Total 55
Wins 40
By knockout 17
By submission 19
By decision 4
Losses 14
By knockout 9
By submission 2
By decision 3
No contests 1
Other information
Occupation Mixed martial arts fighter
Notable relatives Valentijn Overeem – brother
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: 24 June 2016 (2016-06-24)

Alistair Cees Overeem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈoːvəreːm], English /ˈvərm/; born 17 May 1980) is a Dutch mixed martial artist and kickboxer. He is a former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion, DREAM Heavyweight Champion, K-1 World Grand Prix Champion, and is one of only 2 fighters to hold world titles in both MMA and K-1 kickboxing at the same time.

As of 10 January 2015, he is #3 in official UFC Heavyweight rankings.[3]


Overeem was born in Hounslow, England to a Jamaican father and a Dutch mother. When he was six years-old, his parents divorced and he moved with his mother and older brother to The Netherlands where he was raised. As a child, Overeem competed in judo, track and field and basketball. At the age of 15, Overeem's older brother Valentijn took him to Chris Dolman's MMA gym to train.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Overeem had his first MMA professional fight at 19 years old, defeating Ricardo Fyeet by guillotine choke submission on 24 October 1999 (1999-10-24) at It's Showtime, the first event of the eponymously named promotion.

Early MMA career[edit]

After posting a 10–3 record in RINGS, M-1, It's Showtime, and 2 Hot 2 Handle, Overeem debuted in the PRIDE Fighting Championships on 20 July 2002, defeating Yusuke Imamura by TKO in just 44 seconds.

PRIDE FC[edit]

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 31 October 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 Middleweight 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 Maurício Rua.

In February 2006, Overeem fought Russian Top Team favourite Sergei Kharitonov. Overeem won, dislocating Kharitonov's shoulder in the process. With his win over Kharitonov, Overeem secured a spot in the PRIDE 2006 Openweight Grand Prix at PRIDE Total Elimination Absolute. He fought Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Fabrício Werdum, and lost via kimura in the second round.

Debut in Strikeforce[edit]

After his loss, Overeem travelled to San Jose, California to rematch Vitor Belfort at Strikeforce: Revenge. Overeem won the fight by decision in the evening's main event.

Return to PRIDE[edit]

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, Overeem 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 offence or defend against Arona, Overeem tapped out to avoid further injury.

He then suffered another KO loss to Maurício 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 17 September 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[edit]

On 16 November 2007, Overeem defeated Paul Buentello for the vacant Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship by submission due to knee strikes.[4]

On 15 June 2008 Overeem won by KO in the first round against Lee Tae-Hyun at DREAM 4. On 21 July 2008, Overeem defeated K-1 World Grand Prix Champion Mark Hunt in the first round by submission at Dream 5: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round.

His next fight was against Mirko Filipović at Dream 6 on 23 September 2008.[5] After almost half of the first round which saw Overeem taking down Filipović 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 Filipović.

Overeem was rumoured to make his first title defence against Heavyweight Brett Rogers on 6 June at Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields, however a hand injury scuttled plans for the fight.[6] 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 defence in a rematch against Fabrício 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.[7] He used the same choke only eight days later to submit James Thompson at Dream 12.[8]

Overeem has stated that he wants a rubber match with Badr Hari, only this time in an MMA bout.[9]

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.[10] Overeem quickly overpowered his opponent and recorded a knockout with a knee to the head.

Overeem then faced Brett Rogers on 15 May 2010 at Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery to defend his Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship.[11] He won the fight via TKO (punches) in the first round. In his post-fight interview, Overeem declared for another time that he wants to fight Fedor Emelianenko, claiming that Fedor's management can no longer ignore his presence.[12] 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.[13]

Overeem faced Todd Duffee on 31 December 2010 at Dynamite!! 2010.[14] Overeem defeated Duffee by way of knockout 19 seconds into the first round to win the DREAM Interim Heavyweight Championship.[15]

Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix[edit]

In early 2011, Overeem was named as one of eight men that will take part of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix, alongside rivals Fabrício Werdum, Sergei Kharitonov, Brett Rogers, Josh Barnett, Andrei Arlovski, Antônio Silva and Fedor Emelianenko.

A rematch with Fabrício Werdum took place on 18 June 2011, at Strikeforce: Dallas as part of an eight-man Heavyweight tournament.[16]

Removal from GP/Strikeforce[edit]

On 17 July, it was announced that 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 18 June quarterfinal decision win over Fabrício Werdum. Overeem was swapped out for unbeaten up-and-comer Daniel Cormier.[17] Subsequently, on 29 July, 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.[18][19] It was revealed that the reason behind Overeem's release from Strikeforce was not due to his unwillingness to participate in the Grand Prix 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 later received.[20]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

After much speculation, on 6 September 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 30 December 2011 at UFC 141.[21][22]

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 21 November, while Overeem delivered his on 23 November. 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 12 December 2011.[23]

On 30 December 2011, at UFC 141, Overeem made his UFC debut in the main event against 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[edit]

In 2009, Zabit Samedov accused Overeem, Errol Zimmerman and Badr Hari for steroid use during their fights.[24] His claims were supported by Badr Hari and Ruslan Karaev.[25]

Overeem was scheduled to fight UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos on 26 May 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).[26] 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 had been removed from his fight with Dos Santos and replaced by Frank Mir.[27][28]

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."[29] 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 24 April 2012.[30] The request was denied and the NSAC voted unanimously to deny Overeem's application status for a period of nine months, dating back to 27 March, the day of his drug test. He was allowed to reapply after this time period in December 2012.[31]


Overeem returned to face Antônio Silva on 2 February 2013 at UFC 156.[32] Leading up to the fight, Overeem was dismissive of Silva's skills, claiming he was better than his opponent in every aspect of MMA.[33] Despite being a heavy betting favourite and having won rounds one and two, 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.[34]

Overeem was expected to face former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos on 25 May 2013 at UFC 160.[35] However, in early March, Overeem pulled out of the bout citing an injury[36] and was replaced by Mark Hunt.[37]

For his third fight with the promotion, Overeem faced Travis Browne in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 26 on 17 August 2013.[38] Overeem was dominant early in the fight, attacking Browne with a flurry of knees and punches. Browne recovered and defeated Overeem via KO.

Overeem was scheduled to face Frank Mir on 16 November 2013 at UFC 167.[39] However, the pairing was moved to 1 February 2014 at UFC 169.[40] Overeem defeated Mir by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) and called out Brock Lesnar in his post-fight interview.[41]

Overeem injured his elbow and decided to take the time out to have surgery, expecting to return in September 2014.[42] On 9 July, the UFC announced he would face Ben Rothwell on 5 September 2014 at UFC Fight Night 50.[43] Rothwell defeated Overeem via TKO in the first round.[44]

Overeem faced Stefan Struve at UFC on Fox 13 on 13 December 2014.[45] He won the fight via KO in the first round.

Overeem next faced Roy Nelson on 14 March 2015 at UFC 185.[46] He won the fight by unanimous decision.

A bout with Junior dos Santos was rescheduled for 19 December 2015 at UFC on Fox 17.[47] He won via TKO in the second round.[48]

Kickboxing career[edit]

Overeem had his first professional kickboxing fight at the age of 17, in a K-1 rules fight on 15 November 1997 (1997-11-15). After that he fought against Paul Hordijk, winning by decision on 14 March 1999 (1999-03-14). Overeem then moved onto K-1, having two K-1 fights in six years against Errol Parris and Glaube Feitosa. Overeem was knocked out in both bouts and stayed with MMA from then on. He did not fight in K-1 for four more years.

On 31 December 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 offence, 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 26 September 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 three-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 one at 2:40.[49] Overeem defeated Ben Edwards by TKO in the first round on 2 October 2010 at K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Final 16.[50]

On 11 December, at the Ariake Coliseum, Overeem fought at and won the K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Final. In the quarterfinals, 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 Aerts in the first round.

Personal life[edit]

Overeem has a daughter named Storm, born 18 October 2006.[51]

Overeem's great-great grandfather was a slave on the island of Jamaica, who became a free-man and bought a large tract of land on which he started a village, which has survived and prospered until this day. His white Dutch mother was a descendant of King William III of the Netherlands through one of his many illegitimate children.[52]

Legal issues[edit]

On 1 January 2012 following his match with Brock Lesnar at UFC 141, Overeem shoved a woman in the face, "causing her to stagger back," at the Wynn Las Vegas at about 3 am, 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.[53] On 28 March 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.[54][dated info]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]


Mixed martial arts[edit]

Submission grappling[edit]


  • Only fighter to simultaneously hold three championship belts[57]
  • One of only two fighters to win a world championship in MMA and K-1[58]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 40–14 (1) Junior dos Santos TKO (punches) UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2 19 December 2015 2 4:43 Orlando, Florida, United States
Win 39–14 (1) Roy Nelson Decision (unanimous) UFC 185 14 March 2015 3 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 38–14 (1) Stefan Struve KO (punches) UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs. Miocic 13 December 2014 1 4:13 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Loss 37–14 (1) Ben Rothwell TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Mousasi 5 September 2014 1 2:19 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 37–13 (1) Frank Mir Decision (unanimous) UFC 169 1 February 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 17 August 2013 1 4:08 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Loss 36–12 (1) Antônio Silva KO (punches) UFC 156 2 February 2013 3 0:25 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States UFC Heavyweight title eliminator.
Win 36–11 (1) Brock Lesnar TKO (body kick and punches) UFC 141 30 December 2011 1 2:26 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 35–11 (1) Fabrício Werdum Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum 18 June 2011 3 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal.
Win 34–11 (1) Todd Duffee KO (punches) Dynamite!! 2010 31 December 2010 1 0:19 Saitama, Japan Won the interim DREAM Heavyweight Championship.
Win 33–11 (1) Brett Rogers TKO (punches) Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery 15 May 2010 1 3:40 St. Louis, Missouri, United States Defended the Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship.
Win 32–11 (1) Kazuyuki Fujita KO (knee) Dynamite!! The Power of Courage 2009 31 December 2009 1 1:15 Saitama, Japan
Win 31–11 (1) James Thompson Submission (standing guillotine choke) Dream 12 25 October 2009 1 0:33 Osaka, Japan
Win 30–11 (1) Tony Sylvester Submission (standing guillotine choke) Ultimate Glory 11: A Decade of Fights 17 October 2009 1 1:23 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Win 29–11 (1) Gary Goodridge Submission (americana) Ultimate Glory 10: The Battle of Arnhem 9 November 2008 1 1:47 Arnhem, Netherlands
NC 28–11 (1) Mirko Filipovic NC (knee to the groin) Dream 6 23 September 2008 1 6:09 Saitama, Japan Overeem kneed Filipovic in the groin twice.
Win 28–11 Mark Hunt Submission (americana) Dream 5 21 July 2008 1 1:11 Osaka, Japan
Win 27–11 Tae Hyun Lee KO (punches) Dream 4 15 June 2008 1 0:36 Yokohama, Japan
Win 26–11 Paul Buentello Submission (knees to the body) Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives 16 November 2007 2 3:42 San Jose, California, United States Won the inaugural Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship.
Loss 25–11 Sergei Kharitonov KO (punch) Hero's 10 17 September 2007 1 4:21 Yokohama, Japan
Win 25–10 Michael Knaap Submission (guillotine choke) K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Amsterdam 23 June 2007 1 3:29 Amsterdam, Netherlands Return to Heavyweight.[59]
Loss 24–10 Maurício Rua KO (punches) Pride 33 24 February 2007 1 3:37 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 24–9 Ricardo Arona Submission (punches) Pride Final Conflict Absolute 10 September 2006 1 4:28 Saitama, Japan
Loss 24–8 Antônio Rogério Nogueira TKO (corner stoppage) Pride Critical Countdown Absolute 1 July 2006 2 2:13 Saitama, Japan Return to Light Heavyweight.
Win 24–7 Vitor Belfort Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Revenge 9 June 2006 3 5:00 San Jose, California, United States Catchweight (210 lbs) bout.
Loss 23–7 Fabrício Werdum Submission (kimura) Pride Total Elimination Absolute 5 May 2006 2 3:43 Osaka, Japan PRIDE 2006 Heavyweight Grand Prix Opening Round.
Win 23–6 Nikolajus Cilkinas Submission (armbar) WCFC: No Guts, No Glory 18 March 2006 1 1:42 Manchester, United Kingdom
Win 22–6 Sergei Kharitonov TKO (knees) Pride 31 26 February 2006 1 5:13 Saitama, Japan Heavyweight debut.
Loss 21–6 Maurício Rua TKO (punches) Pride Final Conflict 2005 28 August 2005 1 6:42 Saitama, Japan PRIDE 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix Semifinal.
Win 21–5 Igor Vovchanchyn Submission (standing guillotine choke) Pride Critical Countdown 2005 26 June 2005 1 1:20 Saitama, Japan PRIDE 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal.
Win 20–5 Vitor Belfort Submission (guillotine choke) Pride Total Elimination 2005 23 April 2005 1 9:36 Osaka, Japan PRIDE 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix Opening Round.
Loss 19–5 Antônio Rogério Nogueira Decision (unanimous) Pride 29 20 February 2005 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 19–4 Hiromitsu Kanehara TKO (doctor stoppage) Pride 28 31 October 2004 2 3:52 Saitama, Japan
Win 18–4 Rodney Glunder Submission (guillotine choke) 2 Hot 2 Handle 10 October 2004 1 N/A Rotterdam, Netherlands Won the 2H2H Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 17–4 Tomohiko Hashimoto TKO (knees) Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003 31 December 2003 1 0:36 Kobe, Japan
Loss 16–4 Chuck Liddell KO (punches) Pride Total Elimination 2003 10 August 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 8 June 2003 1 3:44 Yokohama, Japan
Win 15–3 Aaron Brink Submission (guillotine choke) 2H2H 6: Simply the Best 6 16 March 2003 1 0:53 Rotterdam, Netherlands
Win 14–3 Bazigit Atajev TKO (knee to the body) Pride 24 23 December 2002 2 4:59 Fukuoka, Japan
Win 13–3 Dave Vader TKO (doctor stoppage) 2H2H 5: Simply the Best 5 13 October 2002 2 N/A Rotterdam, Netherlands 2H2H Light Heavyweight Tournament Final.
Win 12–3 Moise Rimbon Submission (guillotine choke) 2H2H 5: Simply the Best 5 13 October 2002 1 1:03 Rotterdam, Netherlands 2H2H Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal.
Win 11–3 Yusuke Imamura TKO (knee and punches) Pride The Best Vol.2 20 July 2002 1 0:44 Tokyo, Japan
Win 10–3 Vesa Vuori TKO (punches) 2 Hot 2 Handle: Germany 26 May 2002 1 2:15 Krefeld, Germany
Win 9–3 Sergey Kaznovsky Submission (armbar) M-1 MFC: Russia vs. the World 3 26 April 2002 1 3:37 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Win 8–3 Roman Zentsov Submission (americana) 2H2H 4: Simply the Best 4 17 March 2002 1 1:26 Rotterdam, Netherlands
Win 7–3 Stanislav Nuschik TKO (knees) 2H2H 2: Simply The Best 18 March 2001 1 0:53 Rotterdam, Netherlands
Win 6–3 Vladimer Tchanturia Submission (rear-naked choke) RINGS: King of Kings 2000 Final 24 February 2001 1 1:06 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–3 Peter Verschuren Submission (americana) It's Showtime: Christmas Edition 12 December 2000 1 1:06 Haarlem, Netherlands
Loss 4–3 Bobby Hoffman KO (punch) RINGS: Millennium Combine 2 15 June 2000 1 9:39 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 4–2 Yuriy Kochkine Decision (split) RINGS Russia: Russia vs. The World 20 May 2000 2 5:00 Yekaterinburg, Russia
Win 4–1 Yasuhito Namekawa Submission (armbar) RINGS: Millennium Combine 1 20 April 2000 1 0:45 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3–1 Can Sahinbas KO (knee) 2H2H 1: 2 Hot 2 Handle 1 5 March 2000 1 2:21 Rotterdam, Netherlands
Win 2–1 Chris Watts TKO (knee to the body) RINGS Holland: There Can Only Be One Champion 6 February 2000 1 3:58 Utrecht, Netherlands
Loss 1–1 Yuriy Kochkine Decision (majority) RINGS: King of Kings 1999 Block A 28 October 1999 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1–0 Ricardo Fyeet Submission (guillotine choke) It's Showtime: It's Showtime 24 October 1999 1 1:39 Haarlem, Netherlands

Kickboxing record[edit]

Alistair Overeem kickboxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

See also[edit]


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Awards and achievements
New championship 1st Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion
16 November 2007 – 29 July 2011
Overeem stripped of title and released from Strikeforce
New title 1st DREAM Interim Heavyweight Champion
31 December 2010 – 6 September 2011
New title 1st DREAM Heavyweight Champion Vacant
Overeem signed with UFC