Heavyweight Contender Alistair Overeem Re-Signs with UFC

By Sherdog.com Staff Feb 15, 2016

Alistair Overeem is a free agent no longer.

The 35-year-old Dutch heavyweight on Monday announced via Twitter that he has signed a new contract and will remain with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Specifics of the deal were not disclosed.

Overeem completed the final bout on his previous UFC deal in December, when he punched out ex-titleholder Junior dos Santos in the co-main event of UFC on Fox 17. Since announcing that he was looking forward to negotiating, rumors circulated that Overeem could wind up with rival Bellator MMA, whose president, Scott Coker, previously worked with Overeem in Strikeforce.

Overeem holds an overall record of 5-3 inside the Octagon since joining the UFC in December 2011. “The Demolition Man” is currently riding a three-fight winning streak which includes knockouts of dos Sanots and Stefan Struve, as well as a dominant decision win against Roy Nelson.


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