17 August 1976 |
|Other names||The Python, Oldereem|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||110 kg (243 lb; 17 st 5 lb)|
|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|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Notable relatives||Alistair Overeem, brother|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
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.
Biography and career
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 the next year, 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 by beating famed luta livre practitioner Renato Sobral in an upset. Despite Overeem being almost knocked out by an illegal punch from Sobral while they were in a leglock exchange, the Dutch fighter got composed after a break and quickly locked a keylock on Sobral, making him 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 himself, with Overeem submitted again in similar time.
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. 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.
On 3 August 2011, Golden Glory announced that Overeem had been released from his contract by Strikeforce.
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.
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.
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
- 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
|Professional record breakdown|
|66 matches||32 wins||34 losses|
|Loss||32–34||Ante Delija||TKO (punches)||HOG: House of Gladiators 9||July 3, 2014||1||1:24||Dubrovnik, Croatia|
|Loss||32–33||Konstantin Gluhov||KO (punch)||PFC 6: Pancrase Fighting Championship 6||April 12, 2014||1||2:33||Marseille, France||For the PFC Heavyweight Championship.|
|Loss||32–32||Mikhail Mokhnatkin||Submission (strikes)||Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 14||December 7, 2013||1||4:45||Moscow, Russia|
|Loss||32–31||Konstantin Gluhov||KO (knee)||PFC 5: Clash of the Titans||April 27, 2013||1||2:48||Marseille, France||For the PFC Heavyweight Championship.|
|Loss||32–30||Michael Knaap||TKO (punches)||Beast of the East||April 14, 2013||1||3:03||Zutphen, The Netherlands|
|Loss||32–29||Evgeny Erokhin||TKO (punches)||Pankration: Battle Of Empires 2||December 15, 2012||1||4:43||Khabarovsk, Russia|
|Loss||32–28||Michal Kita||Submission (guillotine choke)||Oktagon Italy||March 24, 2012||1||4:03||Assago, Lombardy, Italy|
|Win||32–27||Marcin Rózalski||Submission (toe hold)||KSW 18||February 25, 2012||1||2:24||Plock, Poland|
|Loss||31–27||Chad Griggs||Submission (punches)||Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum||June 18, 2011||1||2:55||Dallas, Texas, United States||Strikeforce Heavyweight GP Reserve Bout.|
|Win||31–26||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||30–26||Catalin Zmarandescu||KO (knee)||K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 in Bucharest||May 21, 2010||1||0:50||Bucharest, Romania|
|Win||29–26||Tengiz Tedoradze||KO (head kick)||Pancrase Fighting Championship 2||April 17, 2010||1||0:06||Marseille, France|
|Loss||28–26||Rafal Dabrowski||Submission (punches)||Beast Of The East||November 14, 2009||1||1:17||Gdynia, Poland|
|Loss||28–25||Nikolai Onikienko||TKO (broken nose)||Ultimate Glory 11: A Decade of Fights||October 17, 2009||1||0:47||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Win||28–24||Kazuo Takahashi||KO (flying knee)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 4||August 24, 2008||1||2:42||Japan|
|Win||27–24||Sasa Lazic||Submission (kimura)||LOTR: Schilt vs. Guelmino||January 12, 2008||1||0:33||Serbia|
|Loss||26–24||Milco Voorn||Submission (choke)||King of the Ring||March 25, 2006||1||0:45||Netherlands|
|Loss||26–23||Gilbert Yvel||Submission (armbar)||It's Showtime Boxing & MMA Event 2005 Amsterdam||June 12, 2005||1||4:30||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Loss||26–22||Shungo Oyama||Submission (toe hold)||Hero's 1||March 26, 2005||1||1:28||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||26–21||Kresimir Bogdanovic||TKO (injury)||Ultimate Nokaut 1||March 11, 2005||1||N/A||Croatia|
|Win||26–20||Ross Pointon||TKO (elbows)||Anarchy Fight Night||February 20, 2005||1||0:59||England|
|Loss||25–20||Dave Dalgliesh||KO (strikes)||2 Hot 2 Handle||October 10, 2004||2||N/A||Netherlands|
|Win||25–19||Autimio Antonia||KO (punches)||CFC 1: Cage Carnage||July 11, 2004||1||0:57||Essex, England|
|Win||24–19||Roman Savochka||Submission (guillotine choke)||Durata World Grand Prix 3||December 12, 2003||1||0:31||Croatia|
|Win||23–19||Milco Voorn||Submission (smother choke)||Durata World Grand Prix 3||December 12, 2003||1||1:21||Croatia|
|Win||22–19||Andrei Rudakov||Submission (americana)||Durata World Grand Prix 3||December 12, 2003||1||0:21||Croatia|
|Loss||21–19||Dave Vader||TKO (injury)||It's Showtime 2003 Amsterdam||June 8, 2003||1||3:22||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Loss||21–18||Mikko Rupponen||Decision (split)||Fight Festival 7||May 19, 2003||1||15:00||Finland|
|Loss||21–17||Ibragim Magomedov||TKO (corner stoppage)||M-1 MFC - Russia vs. the World 5||April 6, 2003||1||3:20||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|Loss||21–16||Ron Waterman||Submission (americana)||Pride 24||December 23, 2002||1||2:18||Japan|
|Loss||21–15||Rodney Glunder||Submission (forfeit)||2H2H 5: Simply the Best 5||October 13, 2002||1||3:00||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Loss||21–14||Aaron Brink||TKO (punches)||WFA 2: Level 2||July 5, 2002||1||2:24||Nevada, United States|
|Win||21–13||Marc Emmanuel||TKO (leg kicks)||2H2H 4: Simply the Best 4||March 17, 2002||1||1:12||Netherlands|
|Loss||20–13||Igor Vovchanchyn||Submission (heel hook)||Pride 18||December 23, 2001||1||4:35||Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan|
|Loss||20–12||Assuerio Silva||Submission (heel hook)||Pride 15||July 29, 2001||1||2:50||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||20–11||Gary Goodridge||Submission (punches)||Pride 14 - Clash of the Titans||May 27, 2001||1||2:39||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||20–10||Ian Freeman||Submission (knees)||2H2H 2: Simply The Best||March 18, 2001||1||1:42||Netherlands|
|Loss||19–10||Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Rings: King of Kings 2000 Final||February 24, 2001||1||1:20||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||19–9||Randy Couture||Submission (guillotine choke)||Rings: King of Kings 2000 Final||February 24, 2001||1||0:56||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||18–9||Yoshihisa Yamamoto||Submission (armbar)||Rings: King of Kings 2000 Final||February 24, 2001||1||0:45||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||17–9||Jerrel Venetiaan||Submission (toe hold)||It's Showtime - Christmas Edition||December 12, 2000||1||1:27||Haarlem, Netherlands|
|Win||16–9||Suren Balachinskiy||TKO (knees)||Rings: King of Kings 2000 Block A||October 9, 2000||1||2:13||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||15–9||Renato Sobral||Submission (toe hold)||Rings: King of Kings 2000 Block A||October 9, 2000||1||2:19||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||14–9||Joe Slick||Submission (achilles lock)||Rings: Millennium Combine 3||August 23, 2000||1||0:36||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||13–9||Tuli Kulihaapai||Technical Submission (armbar)||Rings USA: Rising Stars Block B||July 22, 2000||1||2:05||Hawaii, United States|
|Loss||12–9||Tommy Sauer||TKO (punches)||Rings USA: Rising Stars Block B||July 22, 2000||1||0:35||Hawaii, United States|
|Win||12–8||Brad Kohler||Submission (kneebar)||Rings: Millennium Combine 2||June 15, 2000||1||0:31||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||11–8||Fatih Kocamis||KO (punch)||Rings Holland: Di Capo Di Tutti Capi||June 4, 2000||2||0:47||Netherlands|
|Loss||10–8||Achmed Labasanov||Submission (achilles lock)||Rings Russia: Russia vs. The World||May 20, 2000||1||3:50||Yekaterinburg, Russia|
|Win||10–7||Dennis Reed||Technical Submission (guillotine choke)||2 Hot 2 Handle 1||March 5, 2000||1||0:28||Netherlands|
|Loss||9–7||Hiromitsu Kanehara||KO (strikes)||Rings Holland: There Can Only Be One Champion||February 6, 2000||1||4:14||Netherlands|
|Loss||9–6||Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira||Technical Submission (americana)||Rings: King of Kings 1999 Block A||October 28, 1999||1||1:51||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||9–5||Hiromitsu Kanehara||TKO (punch to the body)||Rings: Rise 3rd||May 22, 1999||1||4:35||Japan|
|Loss||8–5||Yoshihisa Yamamoto||Submission (armbar)||Rings: Rise 1st||March 20, 1999||1||2:40||Japan|
|Loss||8–4||Gilbert Yvel||TKO (shoulder injury)||Rings Holland: Who's the Boss||June 7, 1998||1||0:38||Netherlands|
|Win||8–3||Kiyoshi Tamura||Submission (kneebar)||Rings: Fighting Integration II||April 16, 1998||1||6:39||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||7–3||Kenichi Yamamoto||TKO (punches)||Rings: Fighting Integration||March 28, 1998||1||6:39||Japan|
|Win||6–3||Dexter Casey||Submission (guillotine choke)||Night of the Samurai 1||March 7, 1998||1||1:50||England|
|Win||5–3||Chris Haseman||Decision (majority)||Rings Holland: The King of Rings||February 8, 1998||2||5:00||Netherlands|
|Loss||4–3||Wataru Sakata||Submission (toe hold)||Rings - Extension Fighting 7||September 26, 1997||1||2:16||Sapporo, Japan|
|Loss||4–2||Mitsuya Nagai||Submission||Rings: Fighting Extension III||May 23, 1997||1||4:58||Sendai, 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 (doctor stoppage)||Rings Holland - The Final Challenge||February 2, 1997||1||3:58||Netherlands|
|Loss||2–1||Wataru Sakata||Submission (armbar)||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|
0 Wins 1 Losses 1 NC
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
- "Fight Finder - Valentijn Overeem's Mixed Martial Arts Statistics". Sherdog.
- "UFC News: Alistair Overeem Becomes a Blackzilian, Koscheck-Hendricks for FOX 3, May FX Event Taking Shape - The Province". theprovince.com.
- "Valentijn Overeem Injured, Strikeforce Debut Nixed". MMAWeekly.com. 27 November 2010.
- "Strikeforce in Dallas Gets Gina Carano, Overeem vs. Griggs, and Del Rosario vs. Cormier". MMAWeekly.com. 9 April 2011. Retrieved 2010-11-05.
- "Marloes Coenen and Valentijn Overeem cut from Stikeforce, Jon Olav Einemo released from UFC". MMAmania.com. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-03.
- "VALENTIJN OVEREEM - KSW 18 - Orlen Arena, Płock 25.02.2012". youtube.com. 25 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-26.
- "Mikhail Mokhnatkin vs. Valentijn Overeem". Tapology.com. 7 December 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-08.