Valentijn Overeem

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Valentijn Overeem
Born (1976-08-17) 17 August 1976 (age 42)
Amersfoort, Netherlands
Other names The Python
Residence Belgium (previous)
Turkey (current)
Nationality Dutch
Ethnicity Dutch
Jamaican
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 98.5 kg (217 lb; 15 st 7 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)
Teacher(s) Chris Dolman
Jan Plas
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 66
Wins 32
By knockout 12
By submission 19
By decision 1
Losses 34
By knockout 15
By submission 18
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. A professional competitor since 1996, he has previously fought for the PRIDE Fighting Championships, RINGS, KSW, the World Fighting Alliance, K-1, M-1 Global, Its Showtime, World Victory Road, and Strikeforce. He is the older brother of fellow MMA fighter Alistair Overeem.

Biography[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]

RINGS[edit]

Valentijn was trained at the Chris Dolman gym, where he specialized in kickboxing and sambo before debuting at the Japanese professional wrestling promotion Fighting Network RINGS.

In 1999, Overeem participated in the RINGS King of Kings tournament, but he was submitted and eliminated by Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira at the first round.

He would perform better at the next edition of the tournament, advancing on the first round after eliminating sambo champion Suren Balachinskiy. Overeem earned a yellow card for holding the ropes to avoid a takedown at one point, but he made up by outstriking Suren and focusing on kicking his injured leg, finishing the match by knee strikes.

Valentijn then advanced further against famed luta livre practitioner Renato Sobral in an upset. Overeem was the superior striker, prompting Sobral to take him down. Overeem looked for a Kimura lock, the Brazilian reversed it into an armbar creating an exchange that ended with Overeem taking by accident an illegal punch to the jaw that almost knocked him out. As Overeem seemed unable to continue, both judges and the referee proposed to stop the match, but Valentijn's corner insisted on continuing. Returning to the fight, Overeem managed to compose himself and take down Babalu by kosoto gake, which the lutador countered by threatening with another armbar from the bottom. This time, however, Overeem captured a leg and quickly transitioned into a toehold, making Sobral tap out.

After eliminating Yoshihisa Yamamoto by armbar in under one minute, Overeem continued advancing, and got another upset by choking out Randy Couture in a failed takedown. The final match of the tournament was against Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, with Overeem submitted once again in the first round.

Strikeforce[edit]

On 9 June 2010, Overeem signed to fight under the Strikeforce banner. He was scheduled to fight Antônio 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]

Post-Strikeforce[edit]

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

On 7 December 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 12 April 2014 at PFC 6: Pancrase Fighting Championship 6. Overeem lost by first-round KO.

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

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

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

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

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

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Finder - Valentijn Overeem's Mixed Martial Arts Statistics". Sherdog.
  2. ^ "UFC News: Alistair Overeem Becomes a Blackzilian, Koscheck-Hendricks for FOX 3, May FX Event Taking Shape - The Province". theprovince.com.
  3. ^ "Valentijn Overeem Injured, Strikeforce Debut Nixed". MMAWeekly.com. 27 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Strikeforce in Dallas Gets Gina Carano, Overeem vs. Griggs, and Del Rosario vs. Cormier". MMAWeekly.com. 9 April 2011. Retrieved 2010-11-05.
  5. ^ "Marloes Coenen and Valentijn Overeem cut from Stikeforce, Jon Olav Einemo released from UFC". MMAmania.com. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-03.
  6. ^ "VALENTIJN OVEREEM - KSW 18 - Orlen Arena, Płock 25.02.2012". youtube.com. 25 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-26.
  7. ^ "Mikhail Mokhnatkin vs. Valentijn Overeem". Tapology.com. 7 December 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-08.

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