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WWE News: Brock Lesnar’s WWE Deal Expiring After Wrestlemania 31, Note On Possible UFC Return

The night after Wrestlemania 28 in 2012, “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar made his shocking return to the WWE on Raw in Miami, Florida. Lesnar was fresh off of an MMA career where he emerged as one of UFC’s top draws. He went 5-3 in his short MMA career and impressively won the UFC Heavyweight Championship from Randy Couture in only the fourth fight of his career. It was...
Via Wrestling News Depot
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem Vs Stefan Struve Set For UFC On FOX 13

A heavyweight clash between two Dutch fighters, Alistair Overeem and Stefan Struve, has been announced for UFC On FOX 13 on December 13th. Overeem is coming off a first round TKO loss to Ben Rothwell just a couple of weeks ago – his third loss in his last four Octagon appearances. Despite his slump in form the UFC have opted to keep him on-board for now, but this will surely be...
Via Fight Of The Night
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Overeem-Struve heavyweight war headed to Phoenix for UFC on FOX 13

The UFC is headed to Arizona for the first time in the organizations storied history, and they aren’t taking it lightly. Earlier today it was announced that a heavyweight tilt between former champion Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic will be targeted for the December 13th event inside of the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Later on in the evening, it was made official that...
Via Fight Booth
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem Faces Stefan Struve at UFC on FOX 13

As UFC president Dana White promised, former heavyweight top contender Alistair Overeem (pictured) will get another go in the big leagues. On Wednesday, it was announced Overeem will meet Stefan Struve at UFC on FOX 13. The December 13 event takes place inside US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Overeem will be looking to collect a much needed with to keep his UFC career alive...
Via 5thRound.com
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve on deck for FOX card in Phoenix

Alistair Overeem wanted a shot at redemption following his loss to Ben Rothwell earlier this month and it appears he'll get his chance as he'll face fellow Dutchman Stefan Struve at the upcoming UFC Fight Night on FOX card from Phoenix on December 13. UFC officials announced the new bout late Wednesday evening. Overeem (37-14, 1 NC) will probably enter the fight on do-or...
Via Fox Sports
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Rothwell wants Junior dos Santos, Stipe Miocic or Andrei Arlovski next

It's been a good couple of weeks for UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell. The Wisconsin native returned to action recently and despite being an underdog going into the matchup, he quickly dispatched of Alistair Overeem with a scorching first round knockout to mark the biggest win of his UFC career. Following the fight, Rothwell thought he may have broken his arm blocking one of Overeem...
Via Fox Sports
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem: A Bonafide Journeyman

Alistair Overeem had his first professional mixed martial arts fight at the very first “It’s Showtime” event back in 1999. He won by guillotine choke. It is now 2014, and to say Overeem has had the career of a bonafide journeyman would be an understatement. He has tromped the peaks and valleys of the fight game as much as any man could. The Reem fought his 52nd bout on Sept...
Via The Sports Post
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Johnson all for a catchweight fight with Alistair Overeem

The MMA landscape is constantly changing, and when one fight seems like the talk of the town, the next minute the focus is on something completely different. Anthony Johnson, former UFC welterweight turned light heavyweight knockout machine, has been angling for a fight with No. 1 light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson for some time, but up to this point, nothing has come...
Via Fight Hub TV
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Not Done with Alistair Overeem

Putting it mildly, Alistair Overeem (pictured) has had a disappointing UFC career. Following last Friday’s TKO setback to Ben Rothwell, an opponent Overeem was pegged as a 4-1 odds-on favorite to dispose of, many thought “The Demolition Man’s” days inside the octagon were over. The heavyweight has gone just 2-3 in the UFC since signing a lucrative contract in 2011. Toss in...
Via 5thRound.com
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Five Most Brutal Knockout Losses Of Alistair Overeem’s Career

When No. 10-ranked UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem came into the UFC on an 11-fight unbeaten streak back in 2011, he brought with him the hype of being the Strikeforce, DREAM, and K-1 Grand Prix champion all at once. “The Reem” got the party started right with a UFC 141 TKO finish of former champion Brock Lesnar, but from that point on, it hasn’t been the most smooth of paths...
Via Fight Of The Night
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Rothwell calls Alistair Overeem’s oblique kick ‘dirty’

Ben Rothwell got the biggest victory of his career this past weekend when he knocked out Alistair Overeem in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 50. Although Rothwell was undoubtedly happy with the huge win, he could not get past Overeem’s “dirty tactics” during the short bout. Speaking with Submission Radio after the win, Rothwell claimed that Overeem’s oblique kicks...
Via Fight Hub TV
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem Vows To Fight On After Latest TKO Loss

Alistair Overeem lost for the third time in four fights on Friday night at UFC Fight Night 50, suffering a first round TKO loss to Ben Rothwell, but the former K-1, DREAM and Strikeforce champion has vowed to continue fighting. “Unfortunate turn of events!” Overeem wrote on his Twitter page. “No damage.. And will be back in the gym soon to improve. Spirit is still high. Thanks...
Via Fight Of The Night
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Over the Top: Rothwell KO’s Overeem in Connecticut

Any hopes and dreams that Alistair Overeem still may have had of securing a UFC title shot during this lifetime were shattered last night in Connecticut. The man responsible for swinging the hammer was none other than ‘Big’ Ben Rothwell. It was a monster overhand right by Rothwell that sent The Reem to the canvas. Overeem would move from his back to the turtle position where...
Via Fight Booth
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Rothwell destroyed Alistair Overeem by first-round TKO

Ben Rothwell destroyed Alistair Overeem by first-round TKO last night. Surprised the ref, too...Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem’s UFC Release Will Be Numbers Game

If it don’t make dollars, then it don’t make sense. Alistair Overeem (pictured) makes plenty of dollars, and that’s why it might not make sense for the UFC to keep the heavyweight around. After Overeem was TKO’d by Ben Rothwell in the first round on Friday at UFC Fight Night 50, a 3-1 longshot he was supposed to easily dispose of, many wondered if that was the last time Overeem...
Via 5thRound.com
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs Mousasi Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

  If last night was Alistair Overeem’s swan song in the Octagon, he at least left a rich man. Before we go any further, we should note that Connecticut doesn’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is official.  However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a […]
Via MMA Manifesto
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Rothwell TKO’s Alistair Overeem at UFC Fight Night 50 (Video Highlights)

Sometimes, mixed martial arts is the epitome of never judging a book by its cover. Case in point, a flabby, hairy-backed Ben Rothwell (pictured) facing a ripped Alistair Overeem. My wife, verbatim, “That guy (Rothwell) just beat that guy (Overeem)? No way.” True story. And, true story. To the surprise of everyone not named Ben Rothwell, Rothwell overlooked Overeem’s 4-1 odds...
Via 5thRound.com
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 50 Results: “Jacare” Souza Taps Out Gegard Mousasi To Highlight Action Packed Main Card

There was a lot of anticipation heading into Friday night’s UFC Fight Night 50 as the main card was expected to feature fireworks. That is exactly what we got. In the middleweight main event in where the winner could get the next shot at the UFC middleweight championship, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza defeated Gegard Mousasi by third submission via guillotine choke. Souza put on...
Via Between The Ropes
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Rothwell shockingly destroys Alistair Overeem by first-round TKO

LEDYARD, Conn. -- Alistair Overeem got all the hype coming into Friday's card. Ben Rothwell got the knockout. He'll take it. After a nine-month suspension for failing a drug test, Rothwell came back in a huge way with a TKO of Overeem at just 2:19 of the first round at UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1: Souza vs. Mousasi here in Connecticut. "I am now here to make my way...
Via Fox Sports
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Rothwell Stuns Alistair Overeem With TKO Win At UFC Fight Night 50

Round One: The heavyweight co-main event is underway. Overeem with a kick to the leg and a big punch behind it. Another leg stomp from Overeem and soon after he launches with a big knee to the body. In again with another knee and then back out. A cuffing shot clips Rothwell’s head. Good start for Overeem here. Rothwell with a punch and Overeem quickly looks to clinch. They...
Via Fight Of The Night
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Past the perpetual drama, Alistair Overeem remains one of the best in the world

LEDYARD, Conn. -- There's always something with Alistair Overeem, isn't there? The Dutchman has had quite the colorful career outside the cage. There was the failed drug test, the alleged assault of a fan after his fight with Brock Lesnar, the messy splits with training camps and the jokes about horse meat. Much like his fights, Overeem is rarely boring. Coming into his...
Via Fox Sports
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

New diet has Alistair Overeem leaner, but nowhere close to light heavyweight

LEDYARD, Conn. -- Alistair Overeem sent Twitter into a frenzy when he replied to a fan last week saying he weighed just 210 pounds. He was just messing around, you guys. "The whole world has gone crazy about some number floating around on social media and everybody sticks it in the headline," Overeem said with a laugh Wednesday during media availability at Foxwoods Resort...
Via Fox Sports
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem Addresses Dana White Issue On Jon Jones Injury

Alistair Overeem returns to the UFC octagon on Friday night as he battles the returning Ben Rothwell in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 50. “The Reem” has been dealing with some criticism leading up to the fight as UFC president Dana White was placing the blame of Jon Jones’ injured knee and ankle in training for his fight with Daniel Cormier on Overeem. Here is what White...
Via Between The Ropes
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem calls past training partners 'pathetic' for bad mouthing him in the press

It's not uncommon at all for fighters to change training camps when one thing or another isn't working with a team or there's just a better home to be found at another location.  UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem is still trying to find that perfect combination after leaving his original gym in Holland and then spending a couple of years working at the Blackzilians gym...
Via Fox Sports
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighter Scouting Report: Alistair Overeem

Alistair Overeem Vitals 6’4″ 257 lbs (Heavyweight) 80″ reach, Orthodox May 17, 1980 Record 37-12 (1 NC) (UFC: 2-2 ) Current Streak 1 straight win Training Kickboxing champion 2005 ADCC European Trials winner Championships Held 2H2H Light Heavyweight Tournament Champion: 2002 2H2H Light Heavyweight Champion: 2004 (no title defenses) Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion: 2007-2010...
Via MMA Manifesto
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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