January 5, 2011 3 Comments
Europe Series ~ Volume one. Alistair Overeem
Alistair Overeem is a Dutch Mixed Martial Artist (46-11-0) and Kickboxer (10-4). Having started his MMA career in the Light Heavyweight division in Holland his early success led him to the Pride Fighting Championships where he would compete in their 2003, 2005, 2006 Grand Prix. After mixed success and the collapse of Pride FC. Alistair Overeem gained focus and moved up a weight class to Heavyweight. At a natural weight class that suited his frame Overeem improved leaps and bounds capturing the Strikeforce Heavyweight title in 2007 and winning fights impressively against Lee Tae-Hyun, Mark Hunt and Mirko Cro Cop for DREAM in 2008.
At Dynamite 2008 Alistair Overeem entered the world of Kickboxing against the tough Badr Hari who he demolished in round 1 in an unexpected upset. Overeem had some more fights which led him gain 3rd place in the 2009 K-1 WGP. In 2010 he became the K-1 WGP champion and was the first fighter to hold a belts in MMA and Kickboxing. At the end of 2010 Alistair defeated Todd Duffee to earn his third world title which secured a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for consecutively holding three championship belts.
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