Alistair Overeem Net Worth

Last Modified Jul 09, 2021 12:57 GMT
Age 40
Net Worth$10 Million
Source of WealthMMA, Endorsements
Salary$500,000 (base salary)
EndorsementF3 Nutrition,
ResidenceMiami, Florida, USA
NicknameThe Demolition Man, The Reem
Marital StatusMarried to Zelina Bexander

Alistair Cees Overeem was born on May 17, 1980, and is a retired kickboxer and professional heavyweight mixed martial artist from the Netherlands. He was the first fighter to win world titles in both MMA and K-1 kickboxing. He is a former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion, DREAM Heavyweight Champion, K-1 World Grand Prix Champion, and UFC Heavyweight title challenger.

Overeem was born in Hounslow, England, but grew up in the Netherlands. He started learning judo and playing basketball as a child because he was always interested in sports. When he was 15, he started training in kickboxing and Muay Thai at the urging of his older brother. This led to mixed martial arts training, and he won his first professional fight at the age of 19 in the late 1990s.

What is Alistair Overeem’s net worth in 2021?

Alistair Overeem Net Worth 2021

After signing a combat contract with Pride FC, Overeem rose to prominence in mixed martial arts. Overeem made his debut at Pride FC in Tokyo, Japan, in July 2002, defeating opponent Yusuke Imamura. According to a source, Alistair Overeem was paid $10,000 for the battle in 2002. After signing a professional fight contract with Strike Power and UFC, his earnings increased. As of 2021, his net worth is $10 million according to

Alistair Overeem's Career

Overeem has been around the mixed martial arts scene for almost 22 years now. In the early 2000s, he started fighting in the Pride Fighting Championships circuit. He would alternate between the Pride and Strikeforce circuits for the next nine years. He also competed in championship bouts for Dream and Dynamite.

He and a number of other fighters were released from their contracts in mid-2011 after a wage dispute with Strikeforce. However, the conflict was eventually settled. Overeem was given a new contract in 2006, and he agreed to fight with Strike Force. Overeem defeated Vitor Belfort on a majority decision in his debut fight at Strike Force. The fight netted him $15,000.


Overeem returned to PRIDE a month later for a much-anticipated rematch with Antônio Rogério Nogueira. Overeem had a heavily taped neck when he entered the fight. After dominating the first and a half rounds with his striking, Overeem was knocked down by a jab, and Nogueira countered with a barrage of strikes.

Overeem's corner threw in the towel, fearful that he would be more hurt. He then lost another bout to Maurcio Rua at Pride 33, but bounced back in June 2007 with a submission victory over Michael Knaap at K-1 Grand Prix in Amsterdam, in spite of the fact that K-1 is a kickboxing promotion. The fight was fought under MMA rules.

Overeem then returned to strikeforce to beat Paul Buentello for the vacant Strikeforce heavyweight championship by submission due to knee strikes on November 16, 2007. He went on to defeat Lee Tae-Hyun by KO in the first round at DREAM 4 on June 15, 2008. At Dream 5: lightweight Grand Prix 2008 final round on July 21, 2008, Overeem defeated K-1 World Grand Prix champion Mark Hunt in the first round by submission. He went on to defend his title multiple times and earned a call up to the UFC.

Alistair Overeem made his UFC debut in a big way, taking on former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar in his first fight. 'The Demolition Man' was on fire and used kicks and punches to finish his foe. He made company history and continued his upward trajectory. He was given a title shot against Stipe Miocic a few years later, but he lost.

Alistair Overeem vs Brock Lesnar

In 2019, Overeem was pitted against Jairzinho Rozenstruik, who took over for Walt Harris. The judges said the match was in Overeem's favor, but he ultimately lost via a late knockout. Augusto Sakai was one of the experienced fighter's latest opponents. This exciting fight was won by the Dutchman via technical knockout in the fifth round.

'The Reem' is regarded as one of the best heavyweight fighters in the world, and he has combined his kickboxing and MMA wrestling skills to become a well-rounded athlete. Overeem is known for his skill in the striking department. Kicks to the body and legs, as well as knee strikes from the clinch, are part of his combat style.

His grappling movements are impressive, and he is regarded as the strongest grappler in the world. A month after his loss to Alexander Volkov, UFC announced that Overeem had been released from his UFC contract.

Failed Drug Test

On May 26, 2012, Overeem was set to face UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos at UFC 146. The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) announced on April 4, 2012, that Overeem had failed his pre-fight drug test. Overeem had a testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) ratio of 14 to 1, which was higher than the permitted ratio of 6-to-1.


Overeem issued a prepared statement to the media one day before his meeting with the NSAC, claiming that the positive drug test result was due to a doctor-prescribed "anti-inflammatory medicine that was combined with testosterone."

Overeem's lawyer filed a motion for a continuance, requesting more time to collect evidence for his recent assertion. The appeal was rejected, and the NSAC unanimously decided to deny Overeem's application status for nine months, beginning on March 27, the day of his drug test. In December 2012, he was given the opportunity to re-apply after this time span had passed.

Alistair Overeem's Career Earnings

Alistair Overeem has a long list of accomplishments. The fighter is one of only two people in the world to win world titles in both MMA and K-1 kickboxing. He's won one Fight of the Night and one Performance of the Night bonus in the UFC. He has been champion in many promotions, including Strikeforce, DREAM Heavyweight, and K-1 World Grand Prix. Let’s look at Overeem’s top five fight purses throughout his career.

1November 24, 2018Overeem vs Pavlovich$860,000
2June 10, 2018Overeem vs Blaydes$860,000
3December 3, 2017Overeem vs Ngannou$860,000
4September 11, 2016Overeem vs Miocic$829,500
5July 9, 2017Overeem vs Werdum$810,000