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  • 2 years ago
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LAS VEGAS - Former Strikeforce champ Alistair Overeem is ready to put the frustration of a failed drug screen behind him, and after a fruitful meeting with Dana White, it appears UFC brass is comfortable doing the same. And while an NSAC ruling means Overeem can't compete in the octagon until late December at the absolute earliest, that isn't the stopping the "Demolition Man" from making plans - and challenges. "Junior Dos Santos is the champion for a reason," Overeem said. "But I'm g read news >>

  • 2 days ago
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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos is bailing on a potential Alistair Overeem fight, because "Demolition Man" keeps getting knocked out in a "hard" 265-pound weight class. read news >>

  • a month ago
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UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem discusses his upcoming fight with Ben Rowthwell, and why he believes a fight with Junior dos Santos may be on the horizon. Ben Rothwell may be the lowest ranked heavyweight that Alistair Overeem has faced since he joined the UFC ranks, but after playing with fire one too many times, the Dutch kickboxer is not prepared to take any "265lb beast" lightly. The former Strikeforce heavyweight champion is scheduled to meet Rothwell at UFC Fight Night: Connecticut this c read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Cain Velasquez thinks UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos is getting too caught up in Alistair Overeem's trash talk and should focus on other things - like fighting him. "As a champion, you really can't pick and choose who you fight," Velasquez told MMAjunkie.com. "You're supposed to fight the No. 1 contender." Velasquez and his camp now wait to hear from the UFC on whether he'll fight Dos Santos, as he was earlier told. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Junior dos Santos told UFC President Dana White that he wants to face Alistair Overeem next instead of Cain Velasquez, but Overem isn't convinced he's really serious about the fight. Retweet this Share on Facebook • Email &b read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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As expected, UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos will make his first title defense on May 26 in Las Vegas. UFC officials today revealed the long-rumored booking, which sees Dos Santos face former Strikeforce champ Alistair Overeem, who earned the shot with a recent win over former UFC champ Brock Lesnar. The fight headlines UFC 146, which takes place May 26 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Former UFC heavyweight champion Bas Rutten believes current champ Junior dos Santos will beat Alistair Overeem if they fight this year. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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The UFC's first heavyweight title fight of 2012 is likely to take place mid-year. While on Tuesday's debut episode of "UFC Today" on FUEL TV, UFC president Dana White said he's tentatively scheduling a bout between heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos and recent UFC 141 winner Alistair Overeem for the summer. However, no specific date has been determined. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem is set to return to the Octagon on September 5th when he faces Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night 50, but this time something will be different. While much of his more recent U.S. run was done as part of the Blackzilians camp, now Overeem returns to the cage as part (for now) as a student of the famed duo of Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn in Albuquerque, New Mexico. While things clearly didn't work out Overeem in Florida with the Blackzilians, the former Strikefor read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Will the fifteenth time be the charm? Alistair Overeem will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon when he faces Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night 50, which is scheduled for Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Ledyard, Conn., on Sept. 5, 2014. Overeem -- who is now 100-percent healthy -- recently returned to the win column at UFC 169 with a decision win over Frank Mir after suffering back-to-back losses to Antonio Silva and Travis Browne in 2013. He'll look to make it two straight wins when he faces read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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When Alistair Overeem came into the UFC, it looked like he was on the fast track to a title shot. As a notable heavyweight, it looked like he could bring new life to the division that was ruled by then-champion Junior dos Santos. Overeem made a successful Octagon debut, crushing Brock Lesnar and sending him into retirement. While it was an impressive performance, everyone was really looking forward to a bout that would pit him against the other top striker in the division: dos Santos. As with ma read news >>

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