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Allistair Overeem Is Looking Beastly

Posted 12-08-2007 at 06:03 PM by

So I just got done watching the Overeem/Buentello Strikeforce HW title fight, and I gotta say, Overeem is looking mighty beastly right now. He finally looks proportionate, he's at the right weight, and it looks like he got his cardio problem fixed.

This fight was basically a complete and utter domination on Overeem's part. They started the fight with a short feeling out process, and Overeem instantly gets a takedown, and proceeds to beat the living shit out of Buentello. Overeem showed good grappling skills, granted it was Paul Buentello he was grappling with, he still looked good. He got side control on several occassions, and I believe he mounted him once as well.

Overeem was working this sick guillotine for a few moments. Overeem is like a guillotine machine, kinda like Joe Stevenson or Jorge Gurgel when Jorge fights extremely shitty opponents. I don't know what kind of guillotine Overeem was working on, but it looked sick. It was basically a sideways guillotine, and I really think he could have finished it right then if he tried, but it looked like he would rather just pummel on Buentello's face some more.

When they finally got back up Overeem showed his exciting standup skills that I just love watching. Something about the way that dude fights is just...intriguing. I don't know. His knees were "devastating" (according to the Bodog commentator who apparently LOVES the word "devastating"). But they really were devastating. Buentello was getting hit in his fat gut numerous times, shit looked painful. Overeem eventually knocked him out with some of those painful knees to the body, after completely dominating him in every aspect. I honestly think the first round was 10-8.

It was a complete domination by Alistair, and he is now the Strikeforce HW champ. It was an exciting fight, just like all of Overeem's fights, and I was really happy to see him finally have decent cardio. He was moving non-stop almost the whole fight, and he didn't even look winded. Keep this shit up Overeem, I would LOVE to see you in the UFC someday. This dude's got a really bright future ahead of him, he's only like 27 or so. He's got deadly knees, hands, elbows, and of course, guillotines. So, congratulations Alistair Overeem, and keep it up! You would be so popular if you came to the UFC and faught that well everytime.
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