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Ben Rothwell taps Josh Barnett, sends a warning to the heavyweight division

Everybody knew Ben Rothwell had knockout power in his hands, but no one would have predicted that he would earn his fourth win in a row by submitting Josh Barnett in the second round with his favorite front choke.Rothwell has been riding a wave of momentum lately with an impressive win streak that included victories over Alistair Overeem and Matt Mitrione, but he still came into...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC On FOX 17 Salaries

The UFC On FOX 17 Salaries have been revealed and show that Alistair Overeem was the biggest earner on the night, banking an impressive $542,857 for his victory over Junior dos Santos who was next on the list with $400,000. This was the final fight on Overeem’s current UFC deal and he now plans to […]
Via Fight Of The Night
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC on FOX 17 salaries: Alistair Overeem tops payroll

The fighter salaries for UFC on FOX 17 were released on Monday, and, oh, did the UFC have to pay a chunk of cash to the top level fighters on this card. Rafael dos Anjos earned $300,000 for defending his lightweight title against Donald Cerrone, who made $79,000. In the co-main event, Alistair Overeem pocketed $542,857, while Junior Dos Santos earned $400,000. UFC on FOX 17 took...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem Gambles And Wins Ahead Of Free Agency

Expectations were sky high when Alistair Overeem (pictured) finally signed with the UFC back in 2011. Everything got off to a great start for Overeem when he sent former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar into MMA retirement at UFC 141, but things quickly went south for the slugger. Overeem lost his chance at then-champ Junior dos Santos for running, then failing, a random drug test...
Via 5thRound.com
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Making the Grade: Passes/Fails for UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Cowboy 2

Rafael dos Anjos put a stamp on his UFC lightweight title on Saturday night after finishing Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone in just 66-seconds to cap off an incredible year for him and one of the best years ever for the UFC.While he was the favorite going into the fight, dos Anjos felt decidedly like an underdog after his performance over Anthony Pettis was somehow largely forgotten heading...
Via Fox Sports
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem looking to get a title fight despite status

Alistair Overeem finished Junior Dos Santos at UFC on FOX 17 in a heavyweight bout and also finished up his UFC contract. Yes, that is right. Overeem is technically a free agent and is expected to test the market. “My focus has been on this big fight,” Overeem said at the post-event news conference after his win. “My entire focus was on it. When my entire focus is on training...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC on FOX 17: Junior dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem (Video Highlights)

It took several years, but former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem (pictured) finally faced off inside the cage. Dos Santos has been resting for the past year from the brutal beatings he’s absorbed in his past two fights. And it’s not as though he didn’t look sharp against his rival, but perhaps the punishment he’s taken has finally started...
Via 5thRound.com
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC On FOX 17 Post-Fight Interviews

Watch UFC On FOX 17 post-fight interviews with a few of the big main card winners on the night, including Rafael dos Anjos, Alistair Overeem and Nate Diaz. — Rafael dos Anjos: Alistair Overeem: Nate Diaz:
Via Fight Of The Night
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alistair Overeem Knocks Out Junior dos Santos With A Hard Left At #UFCOrlando

Alistair Overeem had been on a good run since his last defeat in September 2014. He knocked out Stefan Stuve a few months later in December 2014, and won a unanimous decision last March over Roy Nelson. Could he make it a third win in a row against a tough competitor like Junior dos Santos at UFC on Fox 17 in Orlando.Why yes, yes he could (and did):Read more »
Via FatManWriting
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem flattens Junior Dos Santos by TKO in the second round

It took more than three years for the fight to finally come together, but Alistair Overeem finally cashed in with a second-round TKO over former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos in the co-main event from Orlando on Saturday night.Overeem was originally scheduled to headline UFC 146 against Dos Santos in 2012 although the fight never materialized. Time after time, Overeem and...
Via Fox Sports
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem TKO’s Junior dos Santos In 2nd Round At UFC On FOX 17

Alistair Overeem earned a big TKO victory over Junior dos Santos tonight in the co-main event of UFC On FOX 17, dropping him with a big left hook late in the second round. Round One: The two men circle each other cautiously in the opening 30 seconds…a minute in now and they’ve still not thrown […]
Via Fight Of The Night
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC On FOX 17 Pre-Fight Interviews

Ahead of tomorrow night’s UFC On FOX 17 event in Orlando, Florida, check out the pre-fight interviews below with some of the big stars on the card. — Rafael dos Anjos: Donald Cerrone: Alistair Overeem: Junior dos Santos: Nate Diaz: Michael Johnson: Props: MMAfighting.com
Via Fight Of The Night
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Junior Dos Santos: Beating Alistair Overeem should earn me the next title shot

The moment Fabricio Werdum defeated Cain Velasquez at UFC 188 this past June, former champion Junior Dos Santos thought he was a lock to receive the next shot at the title.Dos Santos made his UFC debut in 2008 as an unheralded heavyweight prospect, but quickly made his impact felt when he bludgeoned Werdum with strikes to get a TKO victory just 80 seconds into the first round.Werdum...
Via Fox Sports
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem On Final Fight of UFC Deal; Plans To Test The Market

Alistair Overeem’s fight with Junior dos Santos in the co-main event of UFC On FOX 17 this weekend will be the last in his current contract with the promotion, and it seems that rather than immediately re-signing he’s planning to test the market to establish his true worth. That’s the word according to Ariel Helwani […]
Via Fight Of The Night
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem will test free agency following fight with Junior Dos Santos

It looks like another top 10 ranked UFC fighter will test free agency after this weekend as Alistair Overeem approaches the last bout on his current contract.According to a report via Ariel Helwani on "UFC Tonight", sources have indicated that Overeem's upcoming bout against Junior Dos Santos is the last on his UFC deal and he's going to test the market before signing his next contract...
Via Fox Sports
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem: Junior Dos Santos is 'a tough guy' but he's taken a beating lately

It was just over three years ago when Alistair Overeem was first scheduled to meet Junior Dos Santos at UFC 146 following a huge win over Brock Lesnar in his Octagon debut.A lot has changed since that time with both men going through more than a few hills and valleys to get back to this fight, but Overeem is finally ready to step into the cage with Dos Santos and settle an old score...
Via Fox Sports
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Barnett vs. Ben Rothwell joins FOX UFC Fight Night in New Jersey

Top 10 heavyweights Josh Barnett and Ben Rothwell are set to do battle as part of the FOX UFC Fight Night card in Newark, New Jersey on Jan. 30.Both fighters are coming off recent wins with Barnett taking out Roy Nelson in Japan while Rothwell put away Matt Mitrione this past June.For his fight with Nelson in September, Barnett underwent a radical transformation with a nutrition...
Via Fox Sports
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Junior dos Santos: I hope Alistair Overeem doesn't fail the drug test this time

Alistair Overeem has called out former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos lots over the past years, even insulting the Brazilian in the process. Thing is, though, the two have been set to fight one another twice before and it was Overeem who pulled out both times and forced the bout to be cancelled. Before UFC 160, Overeem was forced to drop out of a scheduled fight with...
Via Fox Sports
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Junior dos Santos Vs Alistair Overeem Co-Main Events UFC On FOX 17

A heavyweight clash between Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem has been made official for the co-main event of December 19th’s UFC On FOX 17 event in Orlando, Florida. The UFC have been trying to put this fight together for some time now, with two previous attempts to match them up having fallen through, so hopefully it holds together this time around. Former heavyweight champion...
Via Fight Of The Night
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Junior Dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem official for FOX UFC Fight Night in Orlando

A huge heavyweight fight has been added to the upcoming FOX UFC Fight Night card in Orlando, Fla. as former champion Junior Dos Santos meets Alistair Overeem on Dec. 19. UFC officials confirmed the new fight on Tuesday. The fight between Dos Santos and Overeem will finally happen more than three years after they were originally set to meet inside the Octagon. The two heavyweights...
Via Fox Sports
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Junior dos Santos Faces Alistair Overeem At UFC on FOX 17

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (pictured) and Alistair Overeem can finally stop bickering on Twitter, because they will have the chance to settle their long-running beef in real life on December 19.On Tuesday, the UFC announced the heavyweight shootout will co-headline UFC on FOX 17.This bout was initially supposed to go down three years ago, but Overeem flunked...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem Puts Junior Dos Santos On Blast

It’s a shootout that was supposed to go down three years ago, but someone decided to fail their UFC 146 pre-fight drug test. While increased testosterone levels cost him a crack at then-champion Junior dos Santos (pictured) in 2012, Alistair Overeem believes now is the perfect time to tango.The only problem is, dos Santos is too “afraid” to sign on the dotted line – that...
Via 5thRound.com
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Rogan Lets Slip That Junior dos Santos Vs Alistair Overeem Is In The Works

During the latest episode of his ‘Fight Companion’ podcast, UFC color commentator Joe Rogan appeared to let slip that a previously unannounced fight between heavyweight stars Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem is currently in the works. During the podcast, which was recorded live alongside UFC Fight Night 73 on Saturday night, Brendan Schaub asked Rogan if he knew what was...
Via Fight Of The Night
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem not fighting at UFC 191, wants Junior Dos Santos next

The UFC is still actively pursuing a co-main event for the upcoming Pay-Per-View card on Sept. 5 in Las Vegas, but Alistair Overeem won't be the person filling that slot. UFC 191 features flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson in the main event against top-ranked contender John Dodson, but the show still needs a secondary headliner with the card just four weeks away. Overeem was in...
Via Fox Sports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 65 Q&A With Alistair Overeem, Micheal Chiesa And Jessica Eye

Alistair Overeem, Michael Chiesa and Jessica Eye were the special guests for the UFC Fight Night 65 Fan Q&A session in Adelaide, Australia on Friday and you can watch what they had to say in the video below. —
Via Fight Of The Night
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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