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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-11-2010, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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Alastair Overeem Is The Last Man Standing In The K-1 8 Man Grand Prix


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Dutch heavyweight Alistair Overeem added another trophy to his collection last night after emerging as the winner of 2010’s K-1 World Grand Prix Final. The crown is considered to be the most-prestigious award in kickboxing, and to have walked away essentially confirms Overeem should be viewed the top heavyweight striker in MMA (if not both sports).
The 30-year old Strikeforce champ earned the K-1 World Grand Prix title after walking away victorious in bouts against Tyrone Spong, Gokhan Saki, and famed K-1 competitor Peter Aerts in the event’s single-night, eight-man tournament final. Overeem outpointed Spong in his initial match-up before finishing the other pair of opponents by way of strikes in each fight’s opening round.
The “Demolition Man” is 33-11 as a Mixed Martial Artist with an astonishing 97% of his wins by way of TKO/submission, as he has only had his hands raised via decision a single time in the past (2006 against Vitor Belfort). He is 8-0 since November 2007 with seven of the victories coming in the first frame of action, and has found past in-ring success against Belfort (twice), Paul Buentello, Brett Rogers, and a number of other notable adversaries. However, he has not fought in MMA since last May due to injury, an interest in furthering his kickboxing career, and to an extent the absence of a top contender being officially announced in Strikeforce
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I will say one thing, there is no denying this is huge and the value of the Reem right now has gone through the roof, and I have been and am still a big fan of Overeem even back before the Rogers fight I was saying he is in the best form of his life and has become a true HW monster, which is all true because he is.

But you have to admit, he could not of had an easier run to K-1 victory, I am not saying it was easy obviously he has given everything and beyond to achieve this, but dam Badr Hari and Remy Bonjasky both out, Semmy in the worse form I have ever seem him in ever takes a big upset defeat but not before taking Peter Aerts to him limits, and an injured Saki who was literately on fire.

I am not saying Overeem did not have what it takes to win it anyway but luck could not of shined more kindly on him.


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I'd loved to have seen Ubereem take on a healthy Gokhan Saki. Saki was looking awesome until the injury started really bothering him and Reem lit him up on that spot.

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I will say one thing, there is no denying this is huge and the value of the Reem right now has gone through the roof, and I have been and am still a big fan of Overeem even back before the Rogers fight I was saying he is in the best form of his life and has become a true HW monster, which is all true because he is.

But you have to admit, he could not of had an easier run to K-1 victory, I am not saying it was easy obviously he has given everything and beyond to achieve this, but dam Badr Hari and Remy Bonjasky both out, Semmy in the worse form I have ever seem him in ever takes a big upset defeat but not before taking Peter Aerts to him limits, and an injured Saki who was literately on fire.

I am not saying Overeem did not have what it takes to win it anyway but luck could not of shined more kindly on him.
I agree! He had a very easy run this year.. but you need a little luck in such a Tournament like K-1. And I don't think anybody will remember that the field was weak this year. All what counts is that he won it!

Also great for MMA in general!
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Yeah, Overeem proved he is an effective striker and that he will be ready for anyone. I think he will try to carry this momentum into the next year against Werdum. Strikeforce would also be wise to take advantage of this!

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Yeah, Overeem proved he is an effective striker and that he will be ready for anyone. I think he will try to carry this momentum into the next year against Werdum. Strikeforce would also be wise to take advantage of this!
Yea I bet SF are so glad right now that they kept him as champ even when he did not defend the title for those 3 years, they have a real gem now when he comes back.


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Overeem is legit now, although his MMA opponents haven't been the best he just proved himself as one of the very best in the world. And best of all, he did it without being in the UFC which says a lot about the competition in the UFC.
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Hypothetically speaking, do you guy's think he'd get an instant title fight, should he come to the UFC?

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Hypothetically speaking, do you guy's think he'd get an instant title fight, should he come to the UFC?
No, I think if he was to come to the UFC right now they would give him Lesnar first then a title shot assuming he wins, if for no other reason can you imagine the PPV numbers on a Overeem vs Lesnar card.

To be fair, if I was Lesnar, Overeem would be the last person I would want to fight.


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Why would Lesnar want to ditch an Overeem fight?

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