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Posts by tag: Alistair Overeem

12 months ago

Alistair Overeem Vs. Frank Mir Added To UFC 167


The UFC is gearing up for a super show at UFC 167. A big fight has been added underneath the GSP vs. Johny Hendricks main-event with more at stake than the welterweight title. Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem will be fighting for high stakes in Vegas.

Fallen heavyweight heroes Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem will match up in one of the more intriguing fights of 2013. Both heavyweights are in the midst of losing streaks after putting together impressive wins. A loss would likely send the fighter out of the octagon or out of the UFC indefinitely.

Mir wasted no time signing the fight after coming off a highly controversial loss to Josh Barnett. I have watched the fight a few times and yes, the fight was stopped early. However, it appeared to me that Mir was going down and was not getting out of it. Stranger things have happened (Cheick Kongo here to read more , ,

1 year ago

Is It Time For The UFC To Cut Alistair Overeem?


Alistair Overeem came into the UFC with more hype than any other heavyweight since Brock Lesnar. Two losses in a row following a shady failed PED test add up to one of the biggest UFC busts in recent memory.

It is one thing to come into the UFC with Dana White telling the world how great you are. It is another when the world is telling Dana White how great you are. Overeem came into the UFC with many fans in the MMA world recognizing him as one of the top heavyweight fighters in the sport. A year and a half later Overeem is not even in a the top five of the division.

Overeem entered the UFC as an unbeaten Strikeforce heavyweight champion and K1 Grand Prix champion. The UFC had never seen anyone at heavyweight with Overeem’s striking pedigree…on paper anyway. The UFC immediately capitalized on Overeem with a gigantic here to read more

1 year ago

Alistair Overeem Expected To Return At UFC 164


The Reem is gearing up for a comeback! Alistair Overeem hopes to put to sleep the KO highlight of getting knocked cold by Big Foot Silva with a big win at UFC 164. Overeem is ready to return to fighting and early rumors suggest that Travis Browne will get the call at 164.

Alistair Overeem is coming up on what is arguably the most important fight of his career. With only one round to go before earning a shot at the UFC title and his biggest payday, Overeem gassed out and KO’d by Big Foot Silva. A second loss in a row would be devastating. This is as big of a must-win as it gets in any sport and it would certainly be in the best interest of the UFC to see the former Strikeforce champion come out on top.

I like Travis Browne but I don’t think he here to read more , ,

2 years ago

UFC Signs Two Big Heavyweight Fights For UFC 160


The UFC is gearing up for another top heavyweight May event. A new report indicates that the UFC will roll out its two biggest heavyweight fights on deck for the event which should set the table for the remainder of 2013 in the heavyweight division at UFC 160.

Dave Meltzer reports on his latest podcast that while the UFC aren’t committing to another all-heavyweight card, they are coming back with heavyweight headliners for their May event. If all things go as planned the event will see a rematch one year in the making with a lot more at stake than was in their previous battle.

Cain Velasquez will likely defend the UFC heavyweight title against Antonio Bigfoot Silva in the main-event. I have to admit that this surprised me. I’ll give the UFC a lot of credit here. The fight certainly isn’t what’s best for business right now. here to read more , , , ,

2 years ago

Don’t Count Out Alistair Overeem Just Yet


The sky is falling, the sky is falling is how the MMA media described Alistair Overeem’s stunning loss to Bigfoot Silva at UFC 156. Yet a closer look at MMA history shows that the drama was nothing more than a big overreaction by fans and media.

I love certain members of the MMA media (and this goes in all sports to be fair) who are ready to predict the demise of a fighter over one loss. While nobody went as far as to predict the end of Alistair Overeem, many in the media and in social media proclaimed that the UFC lost millions of dollars with the loss. Maybe they did, maybe they didn’t, but that is something hardly confirmed with one shocking upset.

You need to follow certain writers or social media members to get a handle on it but it was clear right away who the haters and the fans here to read more ,

2 years ago

UFC Champ Cain Velasquez: Who’s Next?


The UFC is still reeling days after their planned heavyweight championship showdown fell apart thanks to a big, nasty giant. So what is next for Cain Velasquez? Let’s take a look at the division and breakdown some possible matchups for the champ.

It was too easy yet the UFC got cute and fell on their faces. Alistair Overeem walked into the UFC looking like a Greek God and sent the former heavyweight kingpin Brock Lesnar into retirement. The aura was created, the fans bought in, and a million dollar challenger was born.

Even with a failed PED test (which had a ton of comedy around it), Overeem was still promised the next title fight. Then Overeem and the UFC made the ultimate gamble and set up their golden challenger with a tune up fight. Unfortunately this isn’t pro wrestling and there is never a guaranteed win in MMA. They both found out here to read more , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

UFC 156: Edgar Vs. Aldo Results and Wrap Up


Another weekend has come and gone, and with it, another UFC event is now in the books. The UFC returned to the Pay Per View airwaves this weekend with their traditional Superbowl weekend card. By all accounts, this one was quite the success. Despite some fairly lackluster fights, the opening Flyweight tilt and the Featherweight Championship Main Event provided some great action and early estimates have place the number of Pay Per Views over the 400,000 buys marker, which should definitely be considered a success for the UFC.

There were many stories heading into this bout and a number of fighters who could make big steps towards their title aspirations with victories on Saturday night. Unfortunately for them, most of them fell short as it was a night where many of the underdogs reigned supreme. Admittedly my predictions were pretty far off on this card, and my wallet took a bit here to read more , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

Bigfoot Silva KO’s Alistair Overeem At UFC 156


Antonio Bigfoot Silva has shocked the MMA world once again. Bigfoot pulled off a gigantic upset at UFC 156 when he shut the lights on Alistair Overeem.

This is why you don’t cute in MMA. The plan was easy. Alistair Overeem was supposed to challenge for the UFC heavyweight title. The fight was set until Overeem was pulled after failing a PED test. The UFC could have played it safe and booked Overeem right back in the title fight upon his return. Instead they gambled and they lost big, to the tune of millions of dollars.

Overeem made his return to the UFC after a 13+ month layoff. Overeem was matched up against Antonio Silva. On paper this was supposed to be an easy tune up fight for Overeem. Overeem mocked Silva over the last few weeks in the media. He called him a moving big target. Well that moving big target here to read more , , ,

2 years ago

UFC 156 Edgar Vs. Aldo Predictions and Analysis


After a couple of weekends of free violence on the Fox family of channels, the UFC is returning to it’s bread and butter game of making you pay for the privilege of watching two dudes beat the hell out of each other inside a cage. Stacked UFC events on the weekend of the Superbowl are nothing strange for the world’s largest MMA promotion, so it’s no surprise to see another stacked event this weekend.

In the main event of the evening former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar is finally making the drop to a more natural weight class of Featherweight to take on reigning kingpin Jose Aldo. Light Heavyweight action is featured in the co-main event as ‘Suga’ Rashad Evans takes on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Heavyweight wrecking machine Alistair Overeem returns from a 9-month drug suspension to take on Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva. Other main card bouts feature Welterweight stars Jon Fitch here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

10 Most Anticipated UFC 2013 Fights


2012 will go down as a mixed year in the UFC. Unable to deliver the big super fights, the UFC will attempt to rebound in 2013 with several highly anticipated fights both scheduled and in planning.

If there was one disappointment with the UFC in 2012 it was the inability to pull off big fights. Even realistic super fights in division like Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz failed to materialize for a variety of reasons. With an all-star roster on deck featuring new fighters from Strikeforce, the UFC has the potential to blow away 2012 with several big fights this year. Now whether the UFC can pull these off or not is another story altogether.

I sat down with the idea of writing about the 10 most anticipated UFC fights of 2013. Unfortunately I had a rough time coming up with anything past five. It isn’t as if the big fights aren’t here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

Alistair Overeem Licensed To Fight Big Foot At UFC 156


Alistair Overeem is signed to fight Big Foot Silva at UFC 156. Overeem however is suspended and needed to plea forgiveness to the NSAC on Tuesday to get re-licensed. He did and will take only his second UFC fight in February.

Overeem was suspended for nine months after returning a testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) level of 14:1 prior to his scheduled UFC 146 title fight last year with Junior Dos Santos. The UFC had booked Overeem tentatively to return at UFC 156 provided he could get licensed. After all was said and done it was nothing but a mere formality for the Strikeforce heavyweight champion.

If you expected the Nevada State Athletic Commission to grill Overeem you were mistaken. The hearing was more about what they could do better to test as opposed to Overeem and the shenanigans he pulled up through the last hearing. The quack doctor, the elaborate tales, and running away from here to read more , , , ,

2 years ago

Daniel Cormier Could Fight Jon Jones In UFC Debut


The fast track to receiving a UFC light heavyweight championship is now clear. The less you fight in the division, the better chance you have of being named number one contender.

2012 was a game changing year in the UFC. It was the first year that the UFC made it perfectly clear that they more interested in business than sport. How else would you explain a sport where the champion is defending his title against two guys that haven’t won fights in his division in years, and set to fight another that has never fought a fight in his entire career at light heavyweight?

Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier has signed his UFC contract and after fulfilling his last obligation to Strikeforce, will step inside the UFC octagon. This is a move that was widely expected for months. What wasn’t expected is that Cormier could be coming to the UFC here to read more , , , , , ,

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