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"The Demolition Man"
Alistair Overeem
#5 Heavyweight Division • 47-18-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 24
    Wins by Knockout
  • 17
    Wins by Submission
  • 5
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 73% 73%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
545
Sig. Strikes Attempted
743
Grappling accuracy 25% 25%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
3
Takedowns Attempted
24
3.65
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
4.69
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
0.60
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.30
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
60
%
Sig. Str. Defense
73
%
Takedown Defense
0.90
Knockdown Ratio
08:47
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
269 (49%)
Clinch
127 (23%)
Ground
149 (27%)

Sig. Str. by target

50% 272 Head 35% 191 Body 15% 82 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
24 (52%)
DEC
5 (11%)
SUB
17 (37%)

Event Results

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Hounslow, United Kingdom
Trains at
Jackson Wink MMA Academy - NM
Age
40
Height
76.00
Weight
260.00
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