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|Résumé:||Power, athleticism, experience, striking|
|Provenance:||Amsterdam The Netherlands|
|Taille:||6' 4" ( 193 cm )|
|Poids:||265 livres ( 120 kg )|
mars 15, 2015 2:21
Événement UFC 185 : Pettis vs Dos Anjos au American Airlines Center le 14 mars 2015 à Dallas, Texas.mars 14, 2015
Alistair Overeem a remporté une décision sur le poids lourd Roy Nelson. Écoutez-le commenter sa victoire dans les coulisses de l'UFC 185.mars 14, 2015 1:23
Pesée de l'UFC 185 au Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center le 13 mars 2015 à Dallas, Texas. (Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)mars 13, 2015
TRAINING: I never discuss my game plan. But a typical day is waking up early, eat, train, eat, sleep, train, eat, sleep and repeat.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training at the age of 17 and fought my first serious fight at 19 years old. My brother took me to the gym to defend myself and I was a youngster with a lot of energy. My brother showed me that I could use the energy in sport and he was right. After a while, I enjoyed working out and eventually fighting for a living.
What ranks and titles have you held? 2h2h World champion, 1st place European ADCC, third place Pride Middleweight Grand Prix, Dream Champion, K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Champion, former Strikeforce heavyweight champion
Do you have any heroes? No
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I did always expect myself to get into the UFC at one point in my career. I didn’t know when that was gonna be, but I did always see myself in the UFC at some time.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I finished college but never had the desire to continue with school. I discovered pretty quick that I wanted to be a athlete or join the army.
What was your job before you started fighting? My brother works in security, so when I was young and fighting I tried to make some extra money by doing security work as a bouncer.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Fighting people that I looked up to in the beginning of my career like Belfort, Igor Vovanchyn and Peter Aerts and beating them is extra special. My first fight against Badr Hari was also a special accomplishment; people never thought I could win that fight and beat him in the first round via KO.
Favorite grappling technique: Guillotine
Favorite striking technique: Knees
• 17 wins by submission (9 guillotine, 2 Americana, 3 armbar, 2 keylock, RNC), 18 by KO. Has finished all but four of his pro wins (Werdum, Belfort, Mir, Nelson)
• PRIDE veteran who fought Vitor Belfort, Chuck Liddell, Mauricio Rua, Rogerio Nogueira, Ricardo Arona, Igor Vovchanchyn and Sergei Kharitonov, among others.
• Fought Mark Hunt, Mirko Cro Cop, and James Thompson in DREAM organization. Won DREAM title in 2010 with 19 second KO of UFC vet Todd Duffee
• Pro since 1999
• 10-4 pro kickboxing record
• Has won three of his last four