Alistair Overeem vs Brett Rogers – “Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery” fight video

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem lived up to his moniker Saturday night by demolishing Strikeforce heavyweight contender Brett “The Grim” Rogers with a first round assault that would make Jeffrey Dhamer cringe. “Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery” took place Saturday, May 15, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. The main event … Read more

Strikeforce conference call with Alistair Overeem and Brett Rogers *AUDIO*

Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem and title challenger Brett Rogers joined the media on a conference call Tuesday, May 4, in anticipation of their main event bout at “Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery” scheduled for May 15, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. The following podcast is a recording of the Overeem/Rogers call in which … Read more

Keijiro Maeda takes K-1 Heavyweight Belt; Remy Bonjasky defeats Alistair Overeem

The FieLDS K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 brought in 10,328 fans to the Yokohama Arena Saturday evening in Kanagawa, Japan. Tournament reserve fighter Keijiro Maeda was supposed to be a footnote to the K-1 World Grand Prix but the Japanese kickboxer caught a lucky break then scored a couple of major upsets to emerge as the evening’s hero and the new K-1 Heavyweight Champion.

In the main event, three-time and defending World GP Champion Remy Bonjasky fought Alistair Overeem. Overeem, coming from the world of MMA, already defeated K-1 star Badr Hari with a dramatic KO last New Year’s Eve. In a sense, Bonjasky was fighting for the reputation of K-1 fighters. Even the K-1 Event Producer, Sadaharu Tanikawa said a Bonjasky loss could mean “the end of K-1.”

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Possible return for Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic at UFC 99 in Germany

There is great news for fans of the ‘Croatian Sensation’. It is looking as though the legendary PRIDE and UFC veteran, Mirko Filipovic (24-6-2) could make his return to the UFC Octagon on June 13, 2009 in Cologne, Germany at UFC 99. The event will be the UFC’s first foray into the central European country and what better way to make an entrance than to bring back one of central Europe’s greatest fighters of all time, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic.

‘Cro Cop’ a.k.a. ‘the Croatian Sensation’, told the Croatian news site, Nova, in a new interview he is in negotiations with the UFC to fight at UFC 99 and he is very confident they will come to an agreement and will be on the card in June. ‘Cro Cop’ said Randy Couture (16-9) could be a possible opponent but it was not up to him or his management.

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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 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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