Augusto Sakai Reveals He Suffered Broken, Dislocated Ribs in Loss to Alistair Overeem

Alistair Overeem’s clinch work and ground-and-pound took their toll on Augusto Sakai over the course of their UFC Fight Night 176 headliner last weekend. View full post on Recent News on

Spinning Back Clique: Who should fight Nick Diaz? Is Alistair Overeem a lock for the UFC Hall of Fame?

Welcome to “Spinning Back Clique,” MMA Junkie’s weekly show that takes a spin through the biggest topics in mixed martial arts. This week, Simon Head hosts and is joined by MMA Junkie Radio’s “Gorgeous” George and “Goze,” as well as MMA Junkie lead staff reporter John Morgan. Let’s get to it! SHOW TOPICS It seems […]

Video: Between the Links: Is Nick Diaz really back? Alistair Overeem wins again, Bellator doubleheader vs. UFC Vegas 10

Check out episode 15 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the trilogy matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp as they give their takes on Nick Diaz’s reported comeback in early 2021, and what would be the right fight to make should things fall into place perfectly. In addition, […]

Alistair Overeem has ‘no problem’ running it back with Jairzinho Rozenstruik: ‘I destroyed that man’

Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Alistair Overeem | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Alistair Overeem knows he would probably be knocking on the door of title contention right now if not for the result in his fight against Jairzinho Rozenstruik. On that night in December 2019 at UFC on ESPN 7, Overeem had won all four rounds on […]

Alistair Overeem responds to Derrick Lewis ‘talking crap’ during his UFC Vegas 9 win over Augusto Sakai

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Alistair Overeem received a lot of praise for his fifth-round TKO finish against Augusto Sakai in the UFC Vegas 9 main event, but there was at least one detractor taking shots at him the entire night. Fellow heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis, who rarely takes to social media outside of his […]

4 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 34: Alistair Overeem’s final run, Michel Pereira’s misstep, more

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN+ 34 in Las Vegas? Here are a few post-fight musings … * * * * * View full post on MMA Junkie

Alistair Overeem vs. Augusto Sakai full fight video highlights

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Watch Alistair Overeem vs. Augusto Sakai full fight video highlights from UFC Vegas 9’s main event above, courtesy of the UFC. UFC Vegas 9: Overeem vs. Sakai took place Sept. 5 at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nev. Alistair Overeem (47-18, 1 no-contest) and Augusto Sakai (15-2-1) battled in […]

UFC on ESPN+ 34: Twitter reacts to Alistair Overeem’s comeback TKO win against Augusto Sakai

Alistair Overeem keeps adding wins to his storied career. The former Strikeforce, DREAM and K-1 champion picked up a TKO victory in the main event of Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 34 card in Las Vegas. Overeem (47-18 MMA, 12-7 UFC) stopped Agusto Sakai at the 0:26 mark of Round 5. It was a tough and […]

UFC Vegas 9 in Tweets: Pros react to Alistair Overeem’s bloody win over Augusto Sakai

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC With perennial contender Alistair Overeem looking to make one final run at the UFC heavyweight title, fans expecting violence from “The Reem” were satisfied late in the UFC Vegas 9 headliner. Across the octagon from Overeem stood surging Augusto Sakai, a Brazilian prospect looking to catapult his name into title […]

Ground Offensive Carries Alistair Overeem to Late Stoppage in UFC Fight Night 176 Main Event

Alistair Overeem stops Augusto Sakai with fifth-round ground-and-pound on Saturday in Las Vegas. View full post on Recent News on

Alistair Overeem Open to Rematch with Rozenstruik: ‘In My Mind I Already Beat Him’

Even at 40 years old, Alistair Overeem keeps finding ways to win. View full post on Recent News on

Augusto Sakai believes he’d ‘jump the line’ with knockout of Alistair Overeem at UFC Vegas 9

Contender Series alum Augusto Sakai won four in a row since signing with the UFC. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting While Francis Ngannou, Jon Jones, Curtis Blaydes and Jairzinho Rozenstruik all seek their shot at UFC heavyweight king Stipe Miocic, Brazil’s Augusto Sakai hopes to enter the conversation with a victory at UFC Vegas 9. […]

UFC full fight video: Alistair Overeem battles back to defeat Walt Harris

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Watch Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris full fight video to see Overeem add to his highlight reel with a second-round TKO of Harris at a Fight Night in Jacksonville, Fla., on May 16, 2020. Overeem met Harris in a main event with an emotional backdrop as this was Harris’s first fight […]

UFC on ESPN+ 34 predictions: Who’s taking Augusto Sakai over Alistair Overeem in changing of the guard?

Overeem vs. Sakai Menifield vs. Saint Preux Imadaev vs. Pereira Kelleher vs. Natividad Moises vs. Turner MMA Junkie readers’ consensus picks 2020: 88-58 Overeem (71%) Saint Preux (55%) Pereira (73%) Kelleher (N/A) Moises (64%) Dan Tom @DanTomMMA 2020: 100-46 Sakai Saint Preux Pereira Kelleher Turner Nolan King @mma_kings 2020: 100-46 Overeem Saint Preux Pereira Kelleher […]

Alistair Overeem Still Isn’t Holding Back

Now 40 Years Young, Alistair Overeem Is Still Letting It Fly In The Octagon. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Video: Dan Hardy breaks down Alistair Overeem vs. Augusto Sakai at UFC on ESPN+ 34

UFC on ESPN+ 34 features a pivotal clash in the promotion’s heavyweight division as long-tenured contender Alistair Overeem attempts to turn back the challenge of rising prospect Augusto Sakai in the night’s main event. Overeem (46-18 MMA, 11-7 UFC) is bidding to make another run toward a heavyweight title shot as he looks to capture […]

Morning Report: Alistair Overeem dismisses idea of Brock Lesnar return: ‘Who cares about Brock?’

Alistair Overeem | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This week, it was revealed that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar was once again a free agent, having not re-signed with the WWE. This announcement led to plenty of speculation with both the UFC and Bellator showing an interest in signing Lesnar. However, opinions differ on whether […]

Alistair Overeem would be ‘honored’ to face Jon Jones at heavyweight

MMA Fighting Alistair Overeem believes he’s close to one more shot at the UFC heavyweight title. However, the division is currently in flux with Daniel Cormier’s exit, Jon Jones’s possible entry, and current champion Stipe Miocic awaiting his next challenger, presumed to be Francis Ngannou. Overeem keeps himself in the mix with a win over […]

Unfiltered: Alistair Overeem, Brian Kelleher, and Mallory Martin

On today’s episode of UFC Unfiltered: Alistair Overeem, Brian Kelleher, and Mallory Martin Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Augusto Sakai: Alistair Overeem ‘Won’t Have a Place to Run’ in UFC Apex Octagon

Brazilian heavyweight Augusto Sakai will carry a four-bout Octagon winning streak into his first UFC headliner against Alistair Overeem – an opponent that has nearly four times his experience — on Sept. 5. View full post on Recent News on

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