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"The Demolition Man"

Alistair Overeem

Former Fighter • 47-19-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 25
    Wins by Knockout
  • 17
    Wins by Submission
  • 5
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 64% 64%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
1321
Sig. Strikes Attempted
2064
Grappling accuracy 56% 56%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
3
Takedowns Attempted
61
3.67
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
2.44
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
1.42
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.83
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
57
%
Sig. Str. Defense
73
%
Takedown Defense
0.79
Knockdown Ratio
07:18
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
463 (35%)
Clinch
350 (26%)
Ground
508 (38%)

Sig. Str. by target

53% 703 Head 34% 445 Body 13% 173 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
25 (53%)
DEC
5 (11%)
SUB
17 (36%)

Event Results

Biography

Status
Not Fighting
Hometown
Hounslow, United Kingdom
Trains at
Joel Diaz Boxing
Fighting style
MMA
Age
42
Height
76.00
Weight
255.50
Octagon Debut
Dec. 30, 2011
Reach
80.00
Leg reach
44.50
Q & A

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

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

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