Alistair Overeem Plans to Test Free-Agent Market Following UFC on Fox 17

By Tristen Critchfield Dec 16, 2015

With capable heavyweights in short supply these days, Alistair Overeem could be in high demand following UFC on Fox 17.

According to a report from UFC Tonight, Overeem’s current contract with the UFC will expire after he faces Junior dos Santos in Saturday’s co-headliner at the Amway Center in Orlando. The Dutchman then plans to explore his options in free agency once his deal with the Las Vegas-based promotion is fulfilled.

Overeem has won three of his last four fights in the Octagon, including back-to-back triumphs over Roy Nelson and Stefan Struve in his last two outings. The 35-year-old debuted in the promotion at UFC 141, where he stopped ex-heavyweight king Brock Lesnar in the opening stanza. “The Demolition Man” owns a 4-3 overall mark during his UFC tenure.

A former Strikeforce, Dream, and K-1 World Grand Prix Champion, Overeem is 39-14 over the course of a career that began in 1999. He notably worked with current Bellator President Scott Coker during his brief Strikeforce stint.


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