“One More Title Run” – Alistair Overeem Announces Big News For Fans

Published 07/02/2020, 4:12 AM EDT


Alistair Overeem is one of the most renowned names in the Heavyweight division of the UFC as well as in the professional fighting world. The 40-year-old who began his career in 1999 as a 19-year-old at the ‘It’s Showtime’ promotion recently achieved a distinction of competing in and winning fights in 4 different decades. ‘The Demolition Man’ who started at Light Heavyweight, moved to Heavyweight in 2006 and has fought in organizations across 3 continents. 

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He has claimed Championships in the 2H2H, Strikeforce and DREAM promotion. However, he is yet to wear UFC gold around his waist. The Dutch fighter knows that time is not on his side as he declared his intentions of righting this wrong. 

Alistair Overeem aims to be a champion once more 

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‘The Demolition Man’ took to Twitter and posted an image of himself and wrote, “One more title run..”

Overeem has beaten the who’s who of the sport. Having traveled the world, he arrived in the UFC for his 47th professional fight and ended former Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar in the first round. Their clash served as the main event of UFC 141. 

Also, he has beaten the likes of Frank Mir, Andrei Arlovski, and Junior dos Santos. All of these fighters have held the UFC Heavyweight strap in the past. 

‘The Demolition Man’ did have a crack at the title himself on the back of a 4 fight win streak. However, he failed to unseat Stipe Miocic and went down via a first-round TKO at UFC 203. 

Since that fight, Overeem has beaten Mark Hunt, Fabricio Werdum, Sergei Pavlovich, Alexey Oleynik, and Walt Harris. The three defeats in this period have come against fighters who sit above him in the rankings. These are 2nd ranked Francis Ngannou, 3rd ranked Curtis Blaydes and 6th ranked Jairzinho Rozenstruik. 

The aforementioned trio will be the massive roadblock between ‘The Demolition Man’ and his dream. Besides, 4th ranked Derrick Lewis too may have a say in the Heavyweight picture. 

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All in all for ‘The Demolition Man’ to get a title shot, he will have to string together a phenomenal run to propel himself up the rankings. 

Can Alistair Overeem have one more title run and his first in the UFC?

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“The UFC Title Would Be A Crown On My Career”- Alistair Overeem

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Reubyn Coutinho

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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