Alistair Overeem fight schedule 6 fights in 2 months, Dream 12???
Alistair Overeem is a busy man.
On September 27th 2009 Alistair fought in Korea against Peter Aerts to win a unanimous decision over Mr K/1 Peter Aerts and winning that fight Alistair qualified with 7 other fighter (including three of his team mates) for the K-1 GP finals on December 5th 2009.
On October 17th Golden Glory celebrated their 10 year anniversary in style with an awesome fight night in the Passenger Terminal Hall in Amsterdam.
Just three weeks after Alistair qualified in Japan, it was now time for his first MMA fight again against Tony Sylvester from the USA. Within a minute and a half Alistair bombarded Tonyís head with knees, Alistair speciality the guillotine choke came as no surprise and made Tony tap! Winner by submission Alistair Overeem.
Overeem then took a plane with team Golden Glory to fight in Dream 12 in Osaka in Japan.
Opponent James Thompson.
On October 25th Alistair repeated his winning streak in style. Thompson came rushing forward like a bull and for Alistair stepping aside as he did he looked like a matador without a red cloth.
Thompson attacked the same way again with Alistair just stepping away and following with a right straight counter punch. Then just 20 seconds into the first round Alistair makes a crazy high jumping knee and almost lands on Thompsonís shoulders, flying out of the cage!
Thompson goes for a single leg take down and did not even realized that 32 seconds into the fight he gets caught in an Alistair special, standing guillotine.
Alistair Overeem is on a roll and these three fights in one month is a cool test for Alistairís participation in the K-1 WGP, where he will fight three tough opponents in 1 night, when he qualifies for the finals it must be a record to have 6 fights in 2 months in three different countries, Korea, Holland, Japan.
Golden Glory thinks after the Thompson fight that he is the NBR 1 fighter in the world and he would love to fight Fedor sometime in April 2010. We at G.G also think that no other MMA / K-1 fighter has achieved what he has done in the last year, qualifying for the last 8 best heavyweight stand up fighters in the world. And holding the strikeforce worldtitle in MMA, something Fedor never did (Fedorís face after the fight with Mirko crop cop was the most damaged we ever haven seen!
Alistairís first opponent in K-1 is Teixera and it is very well possible there will be a rematch between Alistair and Badr Hari in the second fight of the tournament.
Its going to be a busy night for Golden glory, team golden glory will travel to the K-1 GP with 7 Golden Glory fighters.
Gokhan Saki, Errol Zimmerman, Ruslan Karaev, Semmy Schilt, Chalid Arrab, Alistair Overeem, Sergey Kharitonov. Seven fighters from team Golden Glory will fight on December 5th, never in the history of MMA/K-1 have that many fighters from one team fighting in one show.
Golden Glory is proud of this achievement and is planning to open more Golden Glory gymís around the world.
Photoís © FEG / Golden Glory
Story Bas Boon