Overeem vs. CroCop not happening on New Year’s eve

Fans expecting to see Mirko Cro Cop vs Alistair Overeem 2 on the New Year’s Eve Dynamite card will have to wait. The bout, while never officially signed, reportedly has been called off.

Overeem dominated much of the first heavyweight bout before several shots to CroCop’s groin caused their DREAM 6 bout to end as a No Contest. While the fight may have occurred back in September the  war of words hasn’t let up.

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CroCop wants to fight Overeem…in his basement

by: Robert K

After another verbal jab by Alistair Overeem over the weekend, Cro Cop contacted Nova TV to tell his side of the story. In a short phone interview Cro Cop tells why the New Year’s eve rematch hasn’t been signed yet.

The accusations keep coming from Alistair Overeem’s camp. The Dutchman claims that Mirko is deliberately refusing to sign the contract that would make their New Year’s Eve bout official.

The Croatian fighter vehemently denied those accusations in a short phone interview.

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Overeem defeats Goodridge – Glory 10 results

Alistair Overeem

Alistair Overeem improved his overall record to 29-11 by tapping out Gary Goodridge in Glory 10’s main event.

In other action Hamid Corassani and Daniel Sharifi were both victorious and moved on in the Lightweight bracket of the Unified World Grand Prix.

The European title rests around the waist of Dion Staring after defeating Markus Halkossari for the second time in his career.

Full Gory 10 MMA results:
Alistair Overeem defeats Gary Goodridge by submission (kimura) in Rd. 1
Dion Staring defeats Markus Halkossari by TKO in Rd. 3 for European Title

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Overeem vs. Goodridge main event at Glory-10

Alistair Overeem (28 – 11 – 0) will face Gary “Big Daddy” Goodridge (23 -18 – 1) at Ultimate Glory’s combination MMA/Shooto, K-1, Muay Thai, and boxing event, Glory-10: The Battle of Arnhem on November 9 at the Rijnhal in Arnhem, Holland.

It has been reported that Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion, Alistair Overeem asked for this fight against Goodridge as an opportunity to avenge his brother’s loss to “Big Daddy.”

Many fans and pundits view this bout with Goodridge as a tune up match for the Strikeforce Champ before facing Cro-Cop at K-1 Dynamite on New Year ’s Eve.

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Fedor Emelianenko could face winner of Overeem vs. Filipovic on New Year’s eve in Japan

by:  Jack Bratcher

It was announced on HDNet tonight during the DREAM 6 broadcast that the winner of Mirko “Crocop” Filipovic vs. Alistair Overeem could possibly face Fedor Emelianenko on New Year’s eve in Japan.   But the fight ended up being a “No Contest” when CroCop could not continue after taking multiple knees to the groin.  They actually said his right testicle was up inside him.  So who should Fedor fight between these two?

Since Fedor had already defeated Crocop earlier in their career and also because Crocop seems to have lost much of the luster he held back in PRIDE, a fight between Fedor and Overeem is much more preferred than simply a rematch between Fedor and Crocop, at least in my opinion. Also, the fact that Overeem is just as good on the ground as he is standing, would make the match up with Fedor much more interesting than simply a straight-up striker like Crocop.

Fedor stepped into the ring and took the microphone in hand to speak to the Japanese crowd, who are huge fans of the PRIDE Heavyweight Champion. Fedor seemed in great spirits and had a large uncharacteristic smile. First he said he would like to train with the Japanese Olympic gold-medalist Ishi. Then Fedor said he looks forward to coming back to the Saitama Super Arena, in Japan for the New Year’s eve event.

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Incredible finish to the DREAM 6 Middleweight Grand Prix!

by:  Jack Bratcher

It is a holiday in Japan today, signaling the end of summer and the beginning of fall. It is also the night of DREAM 6 featuring the finals of a middleweight grand prix. Yes, I am up at 2:10 am CST bringing you the results and recap fight-by-fight, so stay tuned night owls.

reserve match
Andrews Nakahara (183.7) vs. Yoon Dong Sik (184.8)
Rd.1 – Yoon is in a gi. Nakahara with leg kick, head kick, and another leg kick. Yoon looks for a takedown. Right hand by Yoon. Takedown by Yoon. Nakahara goes for a gogoplata but Yoon escapes. Full mount by Yoon. Yoon goes for a choke using the sleeve of his gi but to no avail. Yoon trying to soften up Nakahara with strikes but Nakahara escapes and is back on his feet. Ref stands up Yoon. Leg kick by Nakahara, followed by a round kick. Yoon tries to shoot in but Nakahara sprawls and throws numerous big knees to Yoon’s head as the bell sounds.
Rd.2 – Nakahara quickly drops Yoon with punches. Yoon tries to cover up but continues to eat punches until the ref stops it just thirty seconds into round two. Andrews Nakahara defeats Yoon Dong Sik by TKO in round 2.

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DREAM 6 fighters make weight in Japan

Thousands and thousands of MMA fans were very disappointed and still feel the pain of loss from PRIDE FC being taken away from them. PRIDE FC was a Japanese MMA organization that entertained fans for years and was the breeding ground and platform to stardom for such great fighters as Fedor Emelianenko and Mirko Filipovic, not to mention countless others. However, out of the ashes of greatness have arisen two new Japanese-based MMA organizations and one of them, DREAM, will be holding it’s sixth event late tonight/early Tuesday morning.

All of the fighters for the DREAM 6 event at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, have successfully made weight. The fighters stepped on the scales earlier today at the East 21 Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. DREAM 6 will feature the semifinals and finals for the DREAM middleweight grand prix. The event will air live on HDNet tonight at (midnight) 12:00 a.m. PST/3 a.m. EST and will replay again at 1:00 p.m. PST/4:00 p.m. EST.

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