Alistair Overeem is one of the greatest heavyweight fighters the UFC has ever seen. The Reem made his UFC debut in 2011. The heavyweight legend holds proud records in MMA and kickboxing.
As of January 27, 2021, he is #5 in the UFC heavyweight rankings. Overeem is a former Strikeforce Champion, DREAM Heavyweight Champion, and K-1 World Grand Prix Champion.
Alistair Overeem got his big debut into the UFC, and he was up against the former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar for his very first fight. ‘The Demolition Man’ was on fire and finished his opponent with a kick and subsequent punches.
He made history and continued his upward trajectory in the company. A few years later, he earned a title shot against Stipe Miocic, but was unsuccessful.
In 2019, Overeem faced Jairzinho Rozenstruik, who replaced Walt Harris. According to the judges, the match was in favor of Overeem but eventually lost via a late knockout. One of the recent fights of the skilled fighter was against Augusto Sakai. The Dutchman won this thrilling fight in the fifth round via technical knockout.
He is expected to face Alexander Volkov on 6 February 2021 at UFC Fight Night 184. He holds an amazing record of 12-7 in his UFC career.
‘The Reem’ is seen as one of the best heavyweight fighters and has infused his kickboxing game into MMA grappling to become a well-rounded fighter. Overeem is well known for displaying his excellence in the striking department.
His fighting style includes kicks to the body and legs and knee strikes from the clinch. His grappling movements are no less, and he is considered the best grappler in Europe. The great fighter has also shown his proficiency in his left overhands and hooks once his opponents are worn down.
Alistair Overeem’s list of achievements is very long. The fighter one of only two individuals to hold world titles in both MMA and K-1 kickboxing at the same time. In the UFC, he has claimed one Fight of the Night and one Performance of the Night bonus each.
The phenomenal fighter won championships in many promotions like Strikeforce, DREAM Heavyweight, and K-1 World Grand Prix. He is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Overeem holds an amazing MMA record of 47-18-0, 1 NC out of which 25 wins have come through knockouts.
Overeem has earned over $9,789,500 in his UFC career according to The Sports Daily. He made $860,000 for his championship fight with Stipe Miocic. Per Celebrity Net Worth, ‘The Demolition Man’ has a net worth of $10 million.
Overeem has teamed up with companies like F3 Nutrition for endorsements
|Nickname||The Demolition Man, The Reem, Ubereem|
|Weight/Division||252.5 lbs (heavyweight)|
|MMA Record||47-18-1,1 NC|
|Active Win Streak||2|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
|Wife Name||Zelina Bexander|