Alistair Overeem
The Reem
42 - 15 - 0
England
City
Hounslow
Promotion
Weight
265
Height
6'4"
Wins
42
Losses
15
Draws
0
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TRAINING: I never talk about my training before a fight. As usual, I train hard, sleep a lot and eat healthy.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training at the age of 17 and fought my first serious fight at 19 years old. My brother took me to the gym to defend myself and I was a youngster with a lot of energy. My brother showed me that I could use the energy in sport and he was right. After a while, I enjoyed working out and eventually fighting for a living.

What ranks and titles have you held? 2h2h World champion, 1st place European ADCC, third place Pride Middleweight Grand Prix, Dream Champion, K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Champion, former Strikeforce heavyweight champion

Do you have any heroes? No

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I did always expect myself to get into the UFC at one point in my career. I didn’t know when that was gonna be, but I did always see myself in the UFC at some time.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I finished college but never had the desire to continue with school. I discovered pretty quick that I wanted to be a athlete or join the army.

What was your job before you started fighting? My brother works in security, so when I was young and fighting I tried to make some extra money by doing security work as a bouncer.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Fighting people that I looked up to in the beginning of my career like Belfort, Igor Vovanchyn and Peter Aerts and beating them is extra special. My first fight against Badr Hari was also a special accomplishment; people never thought I could win that fight and beat him in the first round via KO.

Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine

Favorite striking technique: Knees

Career

• 17 wins by submission (9 guillotine, 2 Americana, 3 armbar, 2 keylock, RNC), 21 by KO. Has finished all but four of his pro wins (Werdum, Belfort, Mir, Nelson)

• PRIDE veteran who fought Vitor Belfort, Chuck Liddell, Mauricio Rua, Rogerio Nogueira, Ricardo Arona, Igor Vovchanchyn and Sergei Kharitonov, among others.

• Fought Mark Hunt, Mirko Cro Cop, and James Thompson in DREAM organization. Won DREAM title in 2010 with 19 second KO of UFC vet Todd Duffee

• Pro since 1999

• 10-4 pro kickboxing record

• Loss to Silva broke 12-fight unbeaten streak (11-0, 1 NC)

• Has won 6 of last 8

Fight History – Pro

Result Fighter Event Method/Referee R Time
win Mark Hunt UFC 209 – Woodley vs. Thompson 2
Mar / 04 / 2017
KO (Knee)
Marc Goddard
3 1:44
loss Stipe Miocic UFC 203 – Miocic vs. Overeem
Sep / 10 / 2016
KO (Punches)
Marc Goddard
1 4:27
win Andrei Arlovski UFC Fight Night 87 – Overeem vs. Arlovski
May / 08 / 2016
TKO (Front Kick and Punches)
Marc Goddard
2 1:12
win Junior dos Santos UFC on Fox 17 – Dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2
Dec / 19 / 2015
TKO (Punches)
Dan Miragliotta
2 4:43
win Roy Nelson UFC 185 – Pettis vs. Dos Anjos
Mar / 14 / 2015
Decision (Unanimous)
Herb Dean
3 5:00
win Stefan Struve UFC on Fox 13 – Dos Santos vs. Miocic
Dec / 13 / 2014
KO (Punches)
John McCarthy
1 4:13
loss Ben Rothwell UFC Fight Night 50 – Jacare vs. Mousasi 2
Sep / 05 / 2014
TKO (Punches)
Keith Peterson
1 2:19
win Frank Mir UFC 169 – Barao vs. Faber 2
Feb / 01 / 2014
Decision (Unanimous)
Dan Miragliotta
3 5:00
loss Travis Browne UFC Fight Night 26 – Shogun vs. Sonnen
Aug / 17 / 2013
KO (Front Kick and Punches)
Mario Yamasaki
1 4:08
loss Antonio Silva UFC 156 – Aldo vs. Edgar
Feb / 02 / 2013
KO (Punches)
Herb Dean
3 0:25
win Brock Lesnar UFC 141 – Lesnar vs. Overeem
Dec / 30 / 2011
TKO (Kick to the Body and Punches)
Mario Yamasaki
1 2:26
win Fabricio Werdum Strikeforce – Overeem vs. Werdum
Jun / 18 / 2011
Decision (Unanimous)
Leon Roberts
3 5:00
win Todd Duffee K-1 – Dynamite!! Power of Courage 2010
Dec / 31 / 2010
KO (Punches)
Moritaka Oshiro
1 0:19
win Brett Rogers Strikeforce – Heavy Artillery
May / 15 / 2010
TKO (Punches)
John McCarthy
1 3:40
win Kazuyuki Fujita K-1 – Dynamite!! Power of Courage 2009
Dec / 31 / 2009
KO (Knee)
N/A
1 1:15
win James Thompson Dream 12 – The Cage of the Rising Sun
Oct / 25 / 2009
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Yuji Shimada
1 0:33
win Tony Sylvester UG 11 – A Decade of Fights
Oct / 17 / 2009
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Marco Broersen
1 1:23
win Gary Goodridge UG 10 – The Battle of Arnhem
Nov / 09 / 2008
Submission (Kimura)
N/A
1 1:47
NC Mirko Filipovic Dream 6 – Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Final
Sep / 23 / 2008
No Contest (Knee to the Groin)
N/A
1 6:09
win Mark Hunt Dream 5 – Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Final
Jul / 21 / 2008
Submission (Keylock)
N/A
1 1:11
win Tae Hyun Lee Dream 4 – Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Quarterfinals
Jun / 15 / 2008
KO (Punches)
N/A
1 0:36
win Paul Buentello Strikeforce – Four Men Enter, One Man Survives
Nov / 16 / 2007
Submission (Knees to the Body)
N/A
2 3:42
loss Sergei Kharitonov K-1 HERO’s – Tournament Final
Sep / 17 / 2007
KO (Punch)
N/A
1 4:21
win Michael Knaap K-1 – World GP in Amsterdam
Jun / 23 / 2007
Submission (Peruvian Necktie)
N/A
1 3:29
loss Mauricio Rua Pride 33 – Second Coming
Feb / 24 / 2007
KO (Punches)
Steve Mazzagati
1 3:37
loss Ricardo Arona Pride FC – Final Conflict Absolute
Sep / 10 / 2006
Submission (Punches)
N/A
1 4:28
loss Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Pride FC – Critical Countdown Absolute
Jul / 01 / 2006
TKO (Corner Stoppage)
N/A
2 2:13
win Vitor Belfort Strikeforce – Revenge
Jun / 09 / 2006
Decision (Unanimous)
N/A
3 5:00
loss Fabricio Werdum Pride FC – Total Elimination Absolute
May / 05 / 2006
Submission (Kimura)
N/A
2 3:43
win Nikolajus Cilkinas WCFC – No Guts No Glory
Mar / 18 / 2006
Submission (Armbar)
N/A
1 1:42
win Sergei Kharitonov Pride 31 – Dreamers
Feb / 26 / 2006
TKO (Knees)
N/A
1 5:13
loss Mauricio Rua Pride FC – Final Conflict 2005
Aug / 28 / 2005
TKO (Punches)
N/A
1 6:42
win Igor Vovchanchyn Pride FC – Critical Countdown 2005
Jun / 26 / 2005
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
N/A
1 1:20
win Vitor Belfort Pride FC – Total Elimination 2005
Apr / 23 / 2005
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
N/A
1 9:36
loss Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Pride 29 – Fists of Fire
Feb / 20 / 2005
Decision (Unanimous)
N/A
3 5:00
win Hiromitsu Kanehara Pride 28 – High Octane
Oct / 31 / 2004
TKO (Doctor Stoppage)
N/A
2 3:52
win Rodney Glunder 2H2H – 2 Hot 2 Handle
Oct / 10 / 2004
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
N/A
1 N/A
win Tomohiko Hashimoto Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003 – Inoki Festival
Dec / 31 / 2003
TKO (Knees)
N/A
1 0:36
loss Chuck Liddell Pride FC – Total Elimination 2003
Aug / 10 / 2003
KO (Punches)
N/A
1 3:09
win Mike Bencic Pride 26 – Bad to the Bone
Jun / 08 / 2003
Submission (Knee to the Body and Punches)
N/A
1 3:44
win Aaron Brink 2H2H 6 – Simply the Best 6
Mar / 16 / 2003
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
N/A
1 0:53
win Bazigit Atajev Pride 24 – Cold Fury 3
Dec / 23 / 2002
TKO (Knee to the Body)
N/A
2 4:59
win Dave Vader 2H2H 5 – Simply the Best 5
Oct / 13 / 2002
TKO (Doctor Stoppage)
N/A
2 N/A
win Moise Rimbon 2H2H 5 – Simply the Best 5
Oct / 13 / 2002
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
N/A
1 1:03
win Yusuke Imamura Pride FC – The Best, Vol. 2
Jul / 20 / 2002
TKO (Knee and Punches)
N/A
1 0:44
win Vesa Vuori 2H2H – 2 Hot 2 Handle Germany
May / 26 / 2002
TKO (Punches)
N/A
1 2:15
win Sergey Kaznovsky M-1 MFC – Russia vs. the World 3
Apr / 26 / 2002
Submission (Armbar)
N/A
1 3:37
win Roman Zentsov 2H2H 4 – Simply the Best 4
Mar / 17 / 2002
Submission (Keylock)
N/A
1 1:26
win Stanislav Nuschik 2H2H 2 – Simply The Best
Mar / 18 / 2001
TKO (Knees)
N/A
1 0:53
win Vladimer Tchanturia Rings – King of Kings 2000 Final
Feb / 24 / 2001
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
N/A
1 1:06
win Peter Verschuren It’s Showtime – Christmas Edition
Dec / 12 / 2000
Submission (Keylock)
N/A
1 1:06
loss Bobby Hoffman Rings – Millennium Combine 2
Jun / 15 / 2000
KO (Punch)
N/A
1 9:39
loss Yuriy Kochkine Rings Russia – Russia vs. The World
May / 20 / 2000
Decision (Split)
N/A
2 5:00
win Yasuhito Namekawa Rings – Millennium Combine 1
Apr / 20 / 2000
Submission (Armbar)
N/A
1 0:45
win Can Sahinbas 2H2H 1 – 2 Hot 2 Handle
Mar / 05 / 2000
KO (Knee)
N/A
1 2:21
win Chris Watts Rings Holland – There Can Only Be One Champion
Feb / 06 / 2000
KO (Knee to the Body)
N/A
1 3:58
loss Yuriy Kochkine Rings – King of Kings 1999 Block A
Oct / 28 / 1999
Decision (Majority)
N/A
2 5:00
win Ricardo Fyeet It’s Showtime – It’s Showtime
Oct / 24 / 1999
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Michel Blitz
1 1:39

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