Found February 01, 2013 on
As expected, Alistair Overeem (Pictured) will find himself in the exact same place he was one year ago if he beats Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva on Saturday. UFC president Dana White confirmed during Thursday’s media gathering that the former Strikeforce heavyweight champ will get first dibs at Cain Velasquez’s crown if he’s victorious at UFC 156.
White didn’t say what would be in store for Bigfoot if he gets his hand raised, but a title fight is highly unlikely.
Overeem was set to challenge then-champion Junior dos Santos for his hardware at UFC 146 until “The Demolition Man” destroyed the highly-anticipated shootout by flunking a random pre-fight drug test.
The 32-year-old subsequently lost his appeal against the Nevada State Athletic Commission and was levied a nine-month suspension for registering more than double the permitted limit of testosterone in his system.
Prior to getting banned, Overeem solidified his top contender status by steamrolling Brock Lesnar at UFC 141. That December 2011 bout marks his only fight for the UFC.
If you were to ask the Gambling Gods, Overeem is a lock to challenge Velasquez for his crown. He’s pegged as nearly a 4-to-1 odds-on favorite to trounce Bigfoot.
UFC 156 takes pace inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The heavyweight shootout co-headlines the pay-per-view broadcast.
BEST OF MAXIM
Alistair Overeem certainly talked the talk leading up to Saturday’s shootout against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (Pictured), and for the opening two rounds “The Demolition Man” walked the walk.
Unfortunately for Overeem, the third frame came rolling around and Bigfoot blitzed him with a barrage of bombs that abruptly put an end to his night. Not to mention his shot at the...
Alistair Overeem was banned for nine months.
That doesn't mean the UFC heavyweight contender didn't brutalize anybody inside of an octagon after he ran afoul of Nevada's doping policy.
"I hurt all of them," Overeem said of his sparring partners. "I crushed their souls."
Overeem -- who takes on Antonio Silva at UFC 156 in Las Vegas on Saturday -...
DOWN HE GOES
Bigfoot Silva pulled off an upset at UFC 156 by defeating Alistair Overeem, who was expected to be a heavyweight title contender.
Alistair Overeem is making his Octagon return tomorrow night at UFC 156. To get you prepared, check out this handy and stylish infographic on The Reem:
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Well, in case you missed it, Alistair Overeem got a little full of himself Saturday night, and wound up on the business end of a whirlwind TKO. Reem controlled the action for the first two rounds, but Silva went Hulk Smash seconds into the third, landing rights, lefts, a high kick, more rights, maybe another left....ah hell, just see for yourself.
It was a surprising TKO that...
Is Alistair Overeem to finish at UFC 156 a good bet?
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Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva walks out to "O Rappa" by Lado B Lado A. "The Demolition Man" comes out to "In My Mind" by Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl featuring Georgi Kay.
Reem is just waiting for his opening early. Lands...
The disappointment that was the match between Rashad Evans and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is exactly what was needed prior to the fierce showdown that was Aldo vs. Edgar.
Don't confuse this. Ideally all of the fights at UFC 156 would have been outstanding. However, having a letdown (a unanimous decision won by "Little Nog") just before the UFC Featherweight Title bout...
A heavyweight shootout between Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (Pictured) Alistair Overeem was the third scrap to air live in Saturday’s “UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar” pay-per-view broadcast.
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Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada is hosting tonight’s festivities. The show is headlined by a featherweight...
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