Alistair Overeem

Alistair Overeem

Personal Information

Full Name Alistair Cees Overeem
Date of Birth May 17, 1980
Nationality Dutch
Height 6 ft 4 in
Alistair Overeem: A Brief Biography

Alistair "The Demolition Man" Overeem is a former UFC Heavyweight Fighter with a professional MMA record of 47-wins, 19-losses, and 1-no contest. Overeem is a former DREAM, Strikeforce Heavyweight champion, and K-1 Grand Prix champion. He is currently signed with Glory as a kickboxer.

  1. Alistair Overeem Kickboxing
  2. Alistair Overeem MMA
  3. Alistair Overeem Pride
  4. Alistair Overeem Strikeforce
  5. Alistair Overeem UFC
  6. Alistair Overeem Career Stats
  7. Alistair Overeem Last Fight
  8. Alistair Overeem Record

UFC Fight Night: Overeem v Harris

Alistair Overeem Kickboxing

Alistair Overeem started his combat sports journey as a kickboxer at age 17. He started competing in 1997 and turned professional in 1999 at a Thaiboxing Event against Paul Hordijk. Overeem won the fight via unanimous decision and joined with K-1. He fought once in 2001 and 2004 and lost both times via KO/TKO. Overeem had his next kickboxing fight in 2007 at Ultimate Glory 3 against Jurgen Dolch. He won via 1st round KO and then KO'ed Badr Hari before entering the K-1 World Grand Prix in 2009.

Overeem lost the opening round fight to Remy Bonjasky but qualified for the K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Finals via fan vote. Alistair secured an upset unanimous decision victory over Peter Aerts and a KO victory in the quarterfinals against Ewerton Teixeira but lost in the semi-finals to Badr Hari.

He returned to compete in the 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix and went on a rampage as he defeated the likes of Dzevad Poturak, Ben Edwards, Tyron Spong, and Gokhan Saki en route to reaching the finals, where he fought Peter Aerts in a 2009 Grand Prix rematch. Unlike their first fight, Overeem utterly decimated Aerts and TKO'ed him in 67 seconds to win the Grand Prix.

Following this, Overeem did not sign with any kickboxing promotion until 2021, when he signed a multi-deal contract with Glory.

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Alistair Overeem MMA

Alistair Overeem made his MMA debut in 1999 at Its Showtime: Its' Showtime against Ricardo Fyeet. Overeem won the fight via guillotine choke submission in the first round.

He lost his next fight against Yuriy Kochkine via majority decision. He bounced back to garner a 3-fight win streak before losing to Yuriy Kochkine again and then getting KO'ed by Bobby Hoffman at Rings: Millennium Combine 2. Alistair rallied back from the losing streak to amass a 6-fight win streak that led to him signing with Pride FC in 2002.

Alistair Overeem Pride

Overeem won his Pride debut fight against Yusuke Imamura inside 1-minute via TKO. He followed it by entering and winning the 2H2H Heavyweight Tournament and continued his momentum by winning his next 2 Pride fights before getting KO'ed by Chuck Liddell at the PRIDE 2003 Middleweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal. He regained his winning ways by defeating Tomohiko Hashimoto at Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003.

He got his first title fight against Rodney Glunder for the 2H2H Light Heavyweight Championship. Overeem won the fight via first-round submission. He went 1-1 in his next 2-fights at Pride FC before entering the PRIDE 20005 Middleweight Grand Prix. Overeem had initial success in the Grand Prix as he won his fights against Vitor Belfort and Igor Vovchanchyn. He failed to continue this momentum as he got TKO'ed by Mauricio Rua in the semifinal fight. He moved up to heavyweight after the loss and picked up victories over Sergei Kharitonov and Nikolajus Cilkinas, followed by entering the PRIDE 2006 Heavyweight Grand Prix, where he lost to Fabricio Werdum in the opening round.

Alistair Overeem Strikeforce

Alistair fought his first fight in Strikeforce in 2006 at Strikeforce: Revenge against Vitor Belfort in a rematch that Overeem won via unanimous decision. After the victory, he returned to Pride to fight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at Pride Critical Countdown Absolute. Overeem had initial success in the fight but lost in the second round via TKO (corner stoppage). Overeem struggled to recover from the loss as he lost 3 of his next 4-fights before returning to Dream and Strikeforce in 2007.

He faced Paul Buentello in his return fight at Strikeforce for the inaugural Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship. Overeem finished Paul in the second round to capture the belt and then won 2-fights in Dream before having a No-Contest against Mirko Cro Cop due to Overeem connecting with 2- groin knee strikes. Alistair went on a tear after the No-Contest and won 7-fights in a row before signing with the UFC in 2011.

Alistair Overeem UFC

Alistair Overeem made his UFC debut at UFC 141 against Brock Lesnar. Overeem outclassed Lesnar and finished him in the first round via body kick and punches to get a title shot for the UFC Heavyweight Championship against Junior dos Santos. Overeem was later pulled out of the fight after he failed the NSAC drug test.

He returned at UFC 156 to fight Antonio Silva and got KO'ed in the third round. Overeem next fought Travis Browne at UFC Fight Night 26, and just like the Silva fight, Overeem was initially on top but lost via TKO. Overeem returned to the win column in his next fight at UFC 167, where he defeated Frank Mir via unanimous decision. Alistair lost the next fight via first-round TKO(punches) by Ben Rothwell.

Overeem bounced back from the defeat and went on a 4-fight win streak to earn a title shot for the UFC Heavyweight Championship against Stipe Miocic. Overeem dropped Miocic at the beginning of the fight but failed to finish him and got KO'ed in the last minute of the first round. Alistair next defeated Mark Hunt and Fabricio Werdum and then fought Francis Ngannou at UFC 218 who, KO'ed him in 92 seconds with an iconic uppercut.

Alister continued his trend of producing mixed results as he went 4-3 in his last 7-fights for the UFC with, his last fight being a second-round TKO loss to Alexander Volkov at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov.

UFC Fight Night: Overeem v Volkov

Alistair Overeem Career Stats

Current Status:

Alistair Overeem's current record stands at 47-19. He left MMA in 2021


MatchesWinsLossesNo Contest

Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 25

Wins by Submission:

  1. 17

Wins by Decision:

  1. 5

Current Titles:

  1. None


  1. 80 in (203cm)


  1. 256 lb / 116 kg

Weight Class:

  1. Heavyweight
  2. Light Heavyweight

Alistair Overeem Last Fight

Alistair Overeem's last fight was against Alexander Volkov at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov. Overeem lost the fight via second-round TKO(punches).

Alistair Overeem Record

Below is the professional MMA record of Alistair Overeem:

Los47-19 (1)Alexander VolkovTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov06/02/2021
Win47-18 (1)Augusto SakaiTKO (elbows and punches)UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Sakai05/09/2020
Win46-18 (1)Walt HarrisTKO (punches)UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Harris16/05/2020
Loss45-18 (1)Jairzinho RozenstruikKO (punch)UFC on ESPN: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik07/12/2019
Win45-17 (1)Alexey OleynikTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Oleinik20/04/2019
Win44-17 (1)Sergei PavlovichTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 224/11/2018
Loss43-17 (1)Curtis BlaydesTKO (elbows)UFC 22509/06/2018
Loss43-16 (1)Francis NgannouKO (punch)UFC 21802/12/2017
Win43-15 (1)Fabrício WerdumDecision (majority)UFC 21308/07/2017
Win42-15 (1)Mark HuntKO (knee)UFC 20904/03/2017
Loss41-15 (1)Stipe MiocicKO (punches)UFC 20310/09/2016
Win41-14 (1)Andrei ArlovskiTKO (front kick and punches)UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Arlovski08/05/2016
Win40-14 (1)Junior dos SantosTKO (punches)UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cowboy 219/12/2015
Win39-14 (1)Roy NelsonDecision (unanimous)UFC 18514/03/2015
Win38-14 (1)Stefan StruveKO (punches)UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs. Miocic13/12/2014
Loss37-14 (1)Ben RothwellTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Mousasi05/09/2014
Win37-13 (1)Frank MirDecision (unanimous)UFC 16901/02/2014
Loss36-13 (1)Travis BrowneKO (front kick and punches)UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen17/08/2013
Loss36-12 (1)Antônio SilvaKO (punches)UFC 15602/02/2013
Win36-11 (1)Brock LesnarTKO (kick to the body and punches)UFC 14130/12/2011
Win35-11 (1)Fabrício WerdumDecision (unanimous) Strikeforce:Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum18/06/2011
Win34-11 (1)Todd DuffeeKO (punches)Dynamite!! 201031/12/2010
Win33-11 (1)Brett RogersTKO (punches)Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery15/05/2010
Win32-11 (1)Kazuyuki FujitaKO (knee)Dynamite!! The Power of Courage 200931/12/2009
Win31-11 (1)James ThompsonSubmission (guillotine choke)Dream 1225/10/2009
Win30-11 (1)Tony SylvesterSubmission (guillotine choke)Ultimate Glory 1117/10/2009
Win29-11 (1)Gary GoodridgeSubmission (kimura)Ultimate Glory 1009/11/2008
NC28-11 (1)Mirko Cro CopNC (knee to the groin)Dream 6: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round23/08/2008
Win28-11Mark HuntSubmission (keylock)Dream 5: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round21/07/2008
Win27-11Tae Hyun LeeKO (punches)Dream 4: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Second Round15/06/2008
Win26-11Paul BuentelloTKO (submission knees to the body)Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives16/11/2007
Loss25-11Sergei KharitonovKO (punch)Hero's 10: Middleweight Tournament Final17/09/2007
Win25-10Michael KnaapSubmission (Peruvian necktie)K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Amsterdam23/06/2007
Loss24-10Maurício RuaKO (punches)Pride 3324/02/2007
Loss24-9Ricardo AronaTKO (submission to punches)Pride Final Conflict Absolute10/09/2006
Loss24-8Antônio Rogério NogueiraTKO (corner stoppage)Pride Critical Countdown Absolute01/07/2006
Win24-7Vitor BelfortDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce: Revenge09/06/2006
Loss23-7Fabrício WerdumSubmission (kimura)Pride Total Elimination Absolute05/05/2006
Win23-6Nikolajus CilkinasSubmission (armbar)WCFC: No Guts, No Glory18/03/2006
Win22-6Sergei KharitonovTKO (knees)Pride 3126/02/2006
Loss21-6Maurício RuaTKO (punches)Pride Final Conflict 200528/08/2005
Win21-5Igor VovchanchynSubmission (guillotine choke)Pride Critical Countdown 200526/06/2005
Win20-5Vitor BelfortSubmission (guillotine choke)Pride Total Elimination 200523/04/2005
Loss19-5Antônio Rogério NogueiraDecision (unanimous)Pride 2920/02/2005
Win19-4Hiromitsu KaneharaTKO (doctor stoppage)Pride 2831/10/2004
Win18-4Rodney GlunderSubmission (guillotine choke)2 Hot 2 Handle10/10/2004
Win17-4Tomohiko HashimotoTKO (punches)Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 200331/12/2003
Loss16-4Chuck LiddellKO (punches)Pride Total Elimination 200310/08/2003
Win16–3Mike BencicTKO (submission to knee to the body and punches)Pride 2608/06/2003
Win15–3Aaron BrinkSubmission (guillotine choke)2H2H 6: Simply the Best 616/03/2003
Win14–3Bazigit AtajevTKO (knee to the body)Pride 2423/12/2002
Win13–3Dave VaderTKO (doctor stoppage)2H2H 5: Simply the Best 513/10/2002
Win12-3Moise RimbonSubmission (guillotine choke)2H2H 5: Simply the Best 513/10/2002
Win11–3Yusuke ImamuraTKO (knee and punches)Pride The Best Vol.220/07/2002
Win10–3Vesa VuoriTKO (punches)2 Hot 2 Handle: Germany26/05/2002
Win9–3Sergey KaznovskySubmission (armbar)M-1 MFC: Russia vs. the World 326/04/2002
Win8–3Roman ZentsovSubmission (keylock)2H2H 4: Simply the Best 417/03/2002
Win7-3Stanislav NuschikTKO (knees)2H2H 2: Simply The Best18/03/2001
Win6-3Vladimer TchanturiaSubmission (rear-naked choke)Rings: King of Kings 2000 Final24/02/2001
Win5-3Peter VerschurenSubmission (keylock)It's Showtime: Christmas Edition12/12/2000
Loss4-3Bobby HoffmanKO (punch)Rings: Millennium Combine 215/06/2000
Loss4-2Yuriy KochkineDecision (split)Rings Russia: Russia vs. The World20/05/2000
Win4-1Yasuhito NamekawaSubmission (armbar)Rings: Millennium Combine 120/04/2000
Win3-1Can SahinbasKO (knee)2 Hot 2 Handle 105/03/2000
Win2-1Chris WattsKO (knee to the body)Rings Holland: There Can Only Be One Champion06/02/2000
Loss1-1Yuriy KochkineDecision (majority)Rings: King of Kings 1999 Block A28/10/1999
Win1-0Ricardo FyeetSubmission (guillotine choke)It's Showtime: It's Showtime24/10/1999

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