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Alistair Overeem submits Tony Sylvester under MMA rules during “Ultimate Glory”

alistair overeemAlistair Overeem fought under mixed martial arts rules for the first time in 2009 today when he made short work of Tony Sylvester in Holland.

The two faced off as part of the tenth anniversary Golden Glory card, “Ultimate Glory“.

The bout played out much as expected, with a freakishly larger than ever Overeem basically having to stop himself from finishing the fight at the ten second mark in order to give the fans some type of a show.

After a brief sizing up process Alistair began to chip away at Sylvester with heavy Muay Thai knees in the clinch, dropping his outmatched victim early on. Once back on his feet, Sylvester was battered with another series oh hard knees in the clinch just before a standing guillotine choke from “The Demolition Man” brought a halt to the one-sided pummeling.

It will be interesting to see how Overeem will do in the current Strikeforce heavyweight division against opponents that will hit him back.

20 COMMENTS
  • meatloaf says:

    Alistair Overeem is an absolute beast, and for a guy who had an 11 & 2 record coming into this fight Sylvester looked like he didn’t even want to be in there.

    If Tim Sylvia fights Overeem on NYE he’s going to get murdered.

  • David Andrest says:

    It’ll be interesting to see Alistair fights someone who will hit him back. This fight was as competitive as Ben Rothwell vs. the fat kid and just as disturbing to watch.

  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    More abs involved though.

  • cocoonofhorror says:

    he should fight Sylvester Stallone next, he would give him a better fight.

  • Cory Brady says:

    lol cocoon

  • TerribleT says:

    cocoonofhorror :I think you meant Sylvester the Cat,Tweety Bird’s nemesis,he probably would’ve given Overeem more of a challenge :-)

  • xtreme_machine says:

    Last sentence

    LOL

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Overeem will do fine against guys who hit back. I think that out of any of the current top 10 HWs that he is the one to watch.

  • cocoonofhorror says:

    TerribleT: cocoonofhorror :I think you meant Sylvester the Cat,Tweety Bird’s nemesis,he probably would’ve given Overeem more of a challenge

    sufferin sucotash!

  • mu_shin says:

    Just watched the Overeem fight on-line, and can anyone say tomato can??? Alistair better sharpen his game if he’s going to come over here and fight a legitimate opponent. Fighting cans like Tony Sylvester may get him a payday but it won’t prepare Overeem to face anyone of note, and lest we forget, Fedor Emelianenko is now fighting for the promotion that Overeem represents as heavyweight champion…

  • sexy-yama says:

    yeah his been fighter chumps,wat a lazy coward.not to mention the drugs testing overseas how convinient

  • submit662266 says:

    Isn’t Overeem a champion of a fight organization outside of the UFC? He seems to be taking Tito Ortiz tactics and going 3-4 steps beyond (instead of ducking one threat, he ducks ALL threats).

  • 27jride says:

    I am SO tired of this guy! I wish he could go even further away.

  • kidd says:

    this guy is no champion. I’m sorry, but he is the new Andy Kaufman of the inter-gender champion kind. He is a bum, who fights bums. I’ve wasted enough of my time on this guy.

  • dennismenace says:

    I heard a rumour that James Thompson will be fighting Alistair at the next Dreams. I think Thompson it’s a bad move for Thompson.

  • BigDave says:

    Coker wake up dude this guy has zero interest in ever defending the title he has no buisness carrying. Strip him and for gods sake give the fans what they want a hw title fight between Rogers and Fedor. The reason UFC for better or worse gets such high ppv buys is they make fights fans want to see. If you plan on being around longer then Fedors first lose(which won’t be to rogers) then get a clue.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    . The reason UFC for better or worse gets such high ppv buys is they make fights fans want to see. If you plan on being around longer then Fedors first lose(which won’t be to rogers) then get a clue.

    Big Dave I think Strikeforce has givin us many fights that we want to see since taking over elite xc, and we are still getting fights people want to see, regardless of there title position with Overeem we are seeing some great heavyweight fights coming up,and do you really think that Fedor vs Rogers is going to last more than 15 min? Belt or no belt this fight will be over with by the second round.

  • paddiosf says:

    Has anyone seen this fight, I viewed it online and What a joke this matchup was..That guy couldve been killed in there with Overeem….

  • Bullylover says:

    this dude tony sylvester looked like he was to scared to engage overeem.These was a prime example of bad matchmaking.

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