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Former UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem signs with GLORY Kickboxing

'I'm back'

Alistair Overeem is moving on to a glorious chapter of his combat sports career.

The “Demolition Man” confirmed with a creative YouTube video that he signed a multi-year contract with the GLORY Kickboxing promotion.

Overeem is the only fighter to win titles in Strikeforce, K1, and Dream. The UFC title is only major belt that has eluded him thus far, but he did challenge for it, losing to Stipe Miocic at UFC 203.

“We are extremely excited for Alistair Overeem to join GLORY,” GLORY chairman Pierre Andurand said in a press release. “Alistair is one of the most well-rounded and decorated heavyweight fighters of all time. Today marks a historic day for the sport, and most importantly for GLORY fans, with upcoming exciting fights that everyone will want to see.”

Financial details or a possible debut opponent for Overeem were not released.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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