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
Ethnicity Dutch
Jamaican
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)
Teacher(s) Chris Dolman
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 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]

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 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 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 (baseball choke) 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) World Victory Road Presents: 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 - Clash of the Titans 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 Tommy 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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