But the two maintained a bond throughout their fighting careers. He is also a skilled grappler with a particularly dangerous Guillotine Choke. A bout with was rescheduled for 19 December 2015 at. Overeem was favored in this fight and was expected to get a title shot if he could pull off the win. All three judges scored the bout 30—28 in favour of Bonjasky. According to Golden Glory manager Bas Boon, Overeem had suffered a hand infection following a nightclub brawl early May 2009. In the finals, he fought for a second time.
This is a way to silence the critics and show the world who is the No. On 17 September 2007, at the Hero's 10: Middleweight Tournament Final, Alistair faced again. Alistair defeated Tony Sylvester at Golden Glory's 10-year anniversary celebration with a standing guillotine choke. Overeem was on the receiving end of a leg kick that caused a non-serious injury to his nerves, causing him to lose feeling in his foot and leg. To find out more or to opt-out, please read our. His white Dutch mother is a descendant of through one of his many illegitimate children.
According to Boon, Alistair and his brother Valentijn — both heavyweights — had been involved in an altercation that left five security staff needing hospital treatment and nearly cost Alistair his hand. He won the fight via technical knockout in round one. The team spend the day mixing with the soldiers and civilians who live on the base. Overeem then moved on to K-1, having two K-1 fights in six years against Errol Parris and. Both participants were awarded Fight of the Night honors. Archived from on 25 May 2012.
Overeem faced on 31 December 2010 at. All of these fights occurred in the same arena, where he also beat K-1 legend, Badr Hari. As well as the maniac Igor Vovchanchin. He won the fight by unanimous decision. Retrieved on 23 October 2011. He did not fight in K-1 for four more years. He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.
And no matter where he goes in the city he is recognised by fans of the sport. He defeated K-1's longest serving member, legendary three-time champion , by unanimous decision. And for him it seems quite strange. His next fight was against at on 23 September 2008. Archived from on 4 April 2012. Overeem rebounded to defeat at the Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003 in 36 seconds. He defeated Hari by way of knockout in the first round.
He used the same choke only eight days later to submit at. He won the fight via knockout in the third round. Subsequently, he earned his first Performance of the Night bonus. Overeem was dominant early in the fight, attacking Browne with a flurry of knees and punches. However Browne was able to weather the storm and get back to his feet to eventually land a front kick that would drop The Reem. As a child, Overeem competed in , and.
In 2005, Overeem entered the Pride Middleweight Grand Prix at where he defeated , by submission, in the opening round. Overeem was rumoured to make his first title defence against on 6 June at , however a hand injury scuttled plans for the fight. Archived from on 23 April 2012. Overeem was coming in as a heavy favourite, with Vegas odds closing at -550 Overeem and +425 Rothwell. Another fighter who built his name in Japan back in the days of Pride Fighting Championships. Now, he is here as a tourist.