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.