Friday Night Wars: UFC Fight Night 50 vs. Bellator 123 updated fight cards

UFC will go head to head with Bellator on September 5th when they bring a stacked card to Foxwoods in Connecticut led by very attractive match that could crown the next #1 contender at middleweight. Bellator will counter with a featherweight title fight between champion Pat Curran and the man he beat at Bellator 85, Patricio Freire, just 15 minutes away at the Mohegan Sun. The two...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Junior dos Santos Still Wants To Fight Stipe Miocic Next

Junior dos Santos hasn’t fought since an unsuccessful bid to retake the UFC heavyweight title from Cain Velasquez back in October of last year due to injuries, but the former champion is now hoping to return before the end of the year and he has a potential opponent in mind. Dos Santos was scheduled to fight Stipe Miocic back in May in Brazil before pulling out of the fight due...
Via Fight Of The Night
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem – ‘The Reem’ Season 3 Episode 6

Alistair Overeem is back with a new episode of his ongoing documentary series ‘The Reem’. The episode features behind the scenes footage from his last victory over Frank Mir back in December of last year and documents his move to Greg Jackson’s fight camp ahead of his next bout against Ben Rothwell which takes place at UFC Fight Night 50 on September 5th. Check out the full...
Via Fight Of The Night
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bellator 123 Adds Bobby Lashley, Cheick Kongo And King Mo To Offset UFC Show On September 5

Friday, September 5th could go down as one of those landmark moments in the history of MMA. Bellator and the UFC will be airing shows the same night within 10 miles of each other in the state of Connecticut. The UFC had announced their two big matches and Bellator had only announced their main event of Pat Curran and Patricio Freire for the featherweight championship. The company...
Via Between The Ropes
14 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 50 Gets Overeem Vs Rothwell And Mousasi Vs Jacare

The UFC Fight Night 50 event in Conneticut on September 5th is really starting to shape up after two high profile fights were announced for it’s main card. First up, Alistair Overeem returns to the Octagon for the first time since beating Frank Mir back in February at UFC 169. He’s had elbow surgery since then and is now looking to make a push his way back up the rankings where...
Via Fight Of The Night
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem Battles Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night Foxwoods

On Wednesday, a heavyweight scrap between Alistair Overeem (pictured) and Ben Rothwell was added to the UFC Fight Night Foxwoods lineup. first reported the matchup. The September 5 event takes place inside Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut. Overeem collected a much needed win by beating Frank Mir at UFC 169 to snap his two-fight losing streak. “The...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

John Dodson Gives His Thoughts On Alistair Overeem Joining Team Jackson-Winkeljohn

John Dodson revealed to Submission Radio that he spars with everyone at Jacksons especially the heavyweights and light heavyweights.  Dodson shows some concern over Alistair Overeem coming to the team after the rumour of him inuring his training partners at the Blackzillians.  His interview starts right around the 3 minute mark.On Alistair Overeem coming to the team“I think he...
Via MMAInsider
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Morning Matchmaker: Why Roy Nelson vs. Alistair Overeem makes sense

What's next for Roy Nelson after a crushing KO over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira? How about a scrap with another KO artist in Alistair Overeem?
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem Joins Team Jackson-Winkeljohn

It appears after splitting with his most recent training camp at The Blackzilians Alistair Overeem (37-13 (1 nc), pictured) has decided to join the ranks of Team Jackson-Winkeljohn. Ariel Helwani of has reported that the former Pride, Strikeforce, and Dream Heavyweight Champion is going to give things a shot under the tutelage of famed trainer Greg Jackson. “He...
Via MMAInsider
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem having surgery on elbow today

Surgery on one of his elbows will sideline Alistair Overeem from MMA competition and training. Overeem went under the knife today to repair a pinched nerve in one of his elbows, but he wouldn’t specify which one was being operated on. According to MMA Fighting, Overeem was quoted as saying, “Initially, I didn’t realize what it was and thought it would pass. I thought [my injured...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem is the Smartest Guy in the Room

Alistair Overeem is receiving criticism for his post-fight interview at UFC 169. Following his unanimous decision victory over Frank Mir, Overeem said “I heard there’s word that Brock Lesnar is about to come back to the UFC. Well I’ll be here waiting for him.” The resentment is reasonable but you can’t blame him for taking advantage of a situation that could mean a high...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana White: Alistair Overeem ‘Literally Hiding’ From Junior dos Santos

Remember when Alistair Overeem (pictured) claimed Junior dos Santos was “afraid” to fight him, an accusation dos Santos promptly scoffed at? Well, according to UFC president Dana White, Overeem is now the one scared, homie, to face the former heavyweight champion. “He wants nothing to do with dos Santos. He’s literally hiding from him,” reporter Ariel Helwani relayed from...
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem is the Smartest Guy in the Room

Alistair Overeem is receiving criticism for his post-fight interview at UFC 169. Following his unanimous decision victory over Frank Mir, Overeem said “I heard there’s word that Brock Lesnar is about to come back to the UFC. Well I’ll be here waiting for him.” The resentment is reasonable but you can’t blame him for taking advantage of a situation that could mean a high...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Backstage News – Who’s Writing Bray Wyatt’s Promo?

Partial Source: – Word is that Bray Wyatt is the one who is writing all of his promos. He does have to submit them for possible editing and final approval, but he is essentially scripting himself for all promos. – The WrestleMania 30 DVD and Blu-Ray will be released on May 24th. – Dana White was not happy with Alistair Overeem’s call out of Brock Lesnar, stating...
Via WZR Online
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem earns UFC reprive

Entering Saturday night’s clash against fellow UFC big-man Frank Mir, the fact that Alistair Overeem may be making his final trip into the octagon only added to the desperation that the two former champs must’ve been feeling. On the heels of a two-fight losing streak that most recently included a first-round, knockout loss to Travis Browne in August of 2013, rumours that Overeem...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem Dominates Frank Mir at UFC 169 (Video Highlights)

If UFC 169 was a loser-leaves-town match between Alistair Overeem (pictured) and Frank Mir, then it looks like Mir’s 12-year UFC career came to an end on Saturday night. Both heavyweights entered the shootout needing to collect a win – Mir had dropped three straight, while Overeem was riding a two-fight skid. Overeem was less Ubereem than usual, shedding some mass in favor of...
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 169 Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

  The Demolition Man did just that to Frank Mir last night at UFC 169, plus Alistair Overeem walked out of the cage with the biggest paycheck. Before we go any further, we should note that the New Jersey Athletic Commission 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...
Via MMA Manifesto
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fighter Alistair Overeem Calls Out Brock Lesnar

UFC star Alistair Overeem called out Brock Lesnar at the UFC 169 pay-per-view last night. However, at the post-fight press conference UFC President Dana White said Lesnar will not be returning to the UFC. Here's what he said courtesy of FOX Sports: "Brock Lesnar is not coming back. Brock Lesnar is not fighting. I mean does he want to come back? I mean, we've talked...
Via Ring Side News
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem calls out Brock Lesnar after fight

Alistair Overeem beat Frank Mir at UFC 169 in Newark on Saturday night, and the beastly heavyweight gave fans something to look forward to by calling out Brock Lesnar after his win. Overeem closed out his post-fight interview with UFC commentator Joe Rogan by saying he wants a rematch with Lesnar, whom he beat at […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Fights For The Future: UFC 169

Alistair Overeem(37-13) vs Stipe Miocic(11-1):With his methodical destruction of Frank Mir, Overeem moved himself closer to heavyweight title contention again. Unfortunately for “The Reem” before his fight against Mir he had lost his last two fights moving him considerably down the ladder and now he’ll have to work his way back up if he dreams of fighting for the title again...
Via MMAInsider
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem Earns Comfortable Decision Win Over Frank Mir At UFC 169

Alistair Overeem fought at a measured pace tonight at UFC 169, hurting Frank Mir badly in the first round before taking a ‘safety first’ approach as he cruised to a unanimous decision victory. Round One: A kick from Mir starts the action, but it misses and Overeem responds with a punch to the stomach. A quick exchange and they go back to circling each other. They briefly clinch...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem equally desperate for win

Looking back at it now, it’s hard to imagine the struggles that Frank Mir (16-8-0) must’ve endured in order to climb back into the octagon after breaking his femur and tearing all of the ligaments in one knee in a life-threating motorcycle accident that occurred not long after taking the UFC hevyweight title from Tim Sylvia in 2004. Despite reaching the top of his profession...
Via Sports-Glory
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Perspective: The Shortcomings Of Alistair Overeem

Once a dominate heavyweight looking to take over the UFC heavyweight division, now one loss away from getting cut. Alistair Overeem is the personification of a man with all the talent and power in the world to become the champion, but fell short due to his own shortcomings. The 6 foot 4 inch heavyweight had proven he was talented enough to hang with the UFC’s best. A K-1 championship...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The Ugly Truth: Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem

Twelve months ago, we assumed Alistair Overeem would steamroll over Antonio” Bigfoot” Silva to earn a heavyweight title shot. We also assumed that Frank Mir was going to bounce back into contention like had done before. Instead, it was Overeem who was steamrolled by Silva and has been knocked out two straight times while Mir has lost three in a row in an unimpressive fashion...
Via In The Neutral Zone
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem ‘The Reem’ Documentary Season 3 Episode 5+6

Ahead of his latest fight with Frank Mir at UFC 169 this Saturday night, Alistair Overeem’s ‘The Reem’ documentary has resurfaced with two new episodes stuck together for almost 40 minutes of behind-the-scenes content. ‘The Reem’ documentary has followed the heavyweight fighter through his highs and lows over the past few years, and this weekend will be no exception with...
Via Fight Of The Night
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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