Alistair Overeem Biography
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Alistair Overeem is a professional heavyweight MMA fighter and kickboxer from Dutch. At now, Overeem is competing for the kickboxing promotion company Glory in the heavyweight division. Overeem was the first fighter who hold MMA and K-1 kickboxing world titles together.

Overeem has a worldwide fan base and for them, we prepare an article on Overeem. Here we will see Overeem’s net worth, salary, age, height, wife, recent news, and a few other facts that will help to know more about the Dutch fighter.

Alistair Overeem’s Personal Details:

Real Name Alistair Cees Overeem
Nickname The Demolition Man
Birth Date 17 May 1980
Age 41
Birth Place Hounslow, London
Nationality Dutch
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Religion Muslim
Sun sign Crab
Height 6 ft 4 in
Weight 256 lb
Father Not Known
Mother Not known
Siblings One Brother
Marital Status Married
Wife Zelina Bexander
Children 2 Daughters
Salary Not Known
Net worth 8-10 million
Instagram handle @alistairovereem

His Career:

Overeem started his professional fighting career at the age of 19. His first fight was against Ricardo Fyeet on 24 October 1999. Overeem won that fight by submission. From 1999 to 2002, Overeem played for many promoting companies and compete in many championships. He played in Fighting Network Rings, M-1, It’s Showtime, and 2 Hot 2 Handle with a record of 10-3. After that, he got huge fame in the debut match of Pride Fighting Championships against Yusuke Imamura on 20 July 2002. Overeem won that match TKO in 44 seconds.

In 2003, he played in the Pride Middleweight Grand Prix. Before that Overeem won two matches. But in Pride Total Elimination 2003, he lost to Chuck Liddell in the quarterfinal. This loss made him furious and in the next fight with Tomohiko Hashimoto, Overeem defeated him in 36 seconds. In 2004 at Pride 28, Overeem fought Hiromitsu Kanehara and defeated him by TKO. But in the next match, Overeem again faced a loss from Antônio Rogério Nogueira, the top fighter of Brazil.

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In 2005, Overeem participated in Pride Middleweight Grand Prix of 2005, and in the first game, he defeated Vitor Belfort the UFC light heavyweight champion by submission. Overeem reach the quarterfinal and defeated Igor Vovchanchyn. But in the semifinals, he lost against Maurício Rua.

In 2006, Overeem fought against the Russian best fighter Sergei Kharitonov. Overeem won that match and in the same year, he went to San Jose, California. There he took revenge for his previous fight and defeat Belfort in the rematch.

Overeem has spent more than 22 years in professional fighting. He has played 67 MMA matches and won 47 of them.


Alistair Overeem aged 41 years old, was born in Hounslow, London, the UK on 17 May 1980.


Overeem height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) and weight 256 lb.


Overeem is in a happily married relationship with Zelina Bexander. They have a daughter together named Yazz-Ley. Overeem has another daughter named Storm from his previous relationship.

Alistair Overeem’s Net Worth and Salary:

Overeem is one of the most senior fighters in the MMA industry. He has a very long career and that helped to earn huge fame and money. In the most earning fighter list, Overeem is a notable name.

In the debut match of Overeem in 2002 against Yusuke Imamura, Overeem was paid 10,000 dollars. His earnings from the fight increased every day since then. After signing a deal with UFC and Strike Power he started to make a big amount of money. Overeem’s biggest payout was $860,000. He earned the same amount of money three times by fighting against Sergey Pavlovich, Curtis Blaydes, and Francis Ngannou. According to Overeem’s total earning from MMA fight is $9,943,071. And the net worth of Overeem is about 10 million dollars.

Recent News About Alistair Overeem:

Overeem last fought against Volkov in 2021 February. Unfortunately, he lost the match and then decided to go to his next fight which was set against Rico Verhoeven. But the cause of medical issues, Overeem was withdrawn from that fight, it was scheduled in last year October 23. Recently, Overeem shows the green light to get back on the fight ring and complete his fight.

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