After Recent UFC Release, Alistair Overeem Signs Multi-Fight Deal with Glory Kickboxing

By Tristen Critchfield Jun 8, 2021

Alistair Overeem is returning to the kickboxing realm.

After being released from the Ultimate Fighting Championship in March, Overeem has signed a multi-fight deal with Glory Kickboxing, with his debut expected to come later this year. The promotion confirmed the signing following an initial report from ESPN.

A champion in Strikeforce, Dream and K-1, “The Demolition Man” is coming off a second-round technical knockout loss to Alexander Volkov in the UFC Fight Night 184 headliner on Feb. 6. The 41-year-old Dutchman went 12-8 in UFC competition and challenged for the heavyweight title in September 2016, falling to Stipe Miocic via first-round knockout. Overall, the Elevation Fight Team representative is 47-19 with one no contest over the course of a professional MMA career that began in 1999.

In kickboxing, Overeem is 10-4, with notable wins over the likes of Badr Hari, Tyrone Spong and Gokhan Saki, to name a few. He hasn’t competed in the sport since winning the K-1 Grand Prix in December 2010.

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