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Alistair Overeem vs. James Thompson possible for DREAM.12

alistair2After this weekend’s victory over Tony Sylvester at Ultimate Glory,  it appears Alistair Overeem may be scheduled to fight James Thompson at DREAM. 12. Although there has been no official announcement from DREAM, multiple sources are now reporting word of the matchup. With Michael David Smith of Fanhouse.com confirming with a source “with knowledge of the situation.”

Overeem who is the Strikeforce heavyweight champion had not participated in a mixed martial arts bout for nearly a year before submitting Sylvester in just: 83 seconds in an absurd mismatch, will set his sights on Thompson on October 25, at Osaka Castle Hall in Osaka, Japan.

Thompson enters the short notice fight on a four fight losing streak, the most notable of which was a 3rd round TKO loss to Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson in May of 2008.

FiveOuncesofPain.com is presently attempting to independently confirm this match up, and as such this story should be taken as rumor at this time.

29 COMMENTS
  • fanoftna33 says:

    I hope thompson gets a first round ko here.

  • Rich S. says:

    fanoftna33: I hope thompson gets a first round ko here.

    Good luck with that one..

  • Bullylover says:

    japan is pulling all the stops to make overeem look a like a demolition man.James thompson come ‘on.I’d rather see him face bigfoot silva than sorry thompson.

  • edub says:

    It wouldve been difficult but they couldve gotten somebody a lot better than this. Barnett is in talks with Sengoku. Fedor and Rogers are tied up. Werdum and Big foot have a fight set up. Sylvia is not really relevant anymore. Arlovski is MIA.

    BUT… What about Kharitonov, what about Monson, what about Aleks, what about a hw mma fight against Manhoef. For fucksake what about a rematch at hw with Ricardo Arona. What about a match with baby fedor. So many things that couldve been done. Ill still watch of course.

  • David Andrest says:

    It takes two parties to sign a bout agreement. Edub

  • edub says:

    So you think all those guys wouldnt wanna fight him David?

  • Angry Mike says:

    I have to agree with edub on this one. Thompson is a big “so what?’

  • Kharitonov should get a win and then rubber match Overeem… would love to see that.

    Here’s how Overeem/Thompson will go.

    DING DING… Thompson charges out, Overeem lands a stiff jab, Thompson wobbles and drop to a knee, Overeem catches him with an uppercut and shoves him to the ground and gets side mount and hammerfists Thompson into Bolivia.

  • Cory Brady says:

    lol @ hammerfisting Thompson into Bolivia Sergio :-)

  • fetussandwich says:

    Overeem by cauliflower ear, round 3

  • meatloaf says:

    Not really sure what people expected actually.
    I mean the guy just fought a couple of days ago and is going to fight Thompson on the 24th then he has the K-1 Grand Prix finals on Dec.5th and then the Dynamite show on NYE.

    Not exactly a lot of time in between fights to be fighting top competition in each fight. No time for the body to recover if you’re taking a lot of abuse.
    At least he’s staying active and will be in peak form when he fights Fedor early next year.

    I’d laugh my ass off if Thompson came running across the ring ate a right straight and was out about 4 seconds into the fight.

  • edub says:

    meatloaf: Not really sure what people expected actually.I mean the guy just fought a couple of days ago and is going to fight Thompson on the 24th then he has the K-1 Grand Prix finals on Dec.5th and then the Dynamite show on NYE.Not exactly a lot of time in between fights to be fighting top competition in each fight. No time for the body to recover if you’re taking a lot of abuse.At least he’s staying active and will be in peak form when he fights Fedor early next year.I’d laugh my ass off if Thompson came running across the ring ate a right straight and was out about 4 seconds into the fight.

    Good points.

    Im gonna go with Thompson comes running. SHoots for the takedown. Overeem grabs the Guillotine. James Thompson’s ear pops. Overeem lets go and chooses to punch because theres puss and blood everywhere. Ref is late stepping in because he pukes in ring.

  • TerribleT says:

    James “Colossus Califlower Ear” Thompson huh? Who’s next? Mo,Larry or Curly? :-)LOL

  • xtreme_machine says:

    after seeing that picture of overeem back in the day and a recent one

    man he truly looks like a HW now

  • Vogairian says:

    Who even cares about Overeem anymore? I really wish Strikeforce would grow a pair and strip this guy of his title and just make Fedor-Rogers for the strap.

  • cocoonofhorror says:

    i thought it was James “Pillow Fists” Thompson?

  • H3ro says:

    It’s obvious that Alistair Overeem is scared of competition in the US bc he can’t do his special juice that makes him feel like superman. Overeem won the belt from Buentello. Those were probably the only 2 heavyweights at the time in SF.

    I think Alistair, in his heart, truly believes he will lose his next fight and the belt. Everybody knows his a decent fighter, but not a champion and he is just trying to hold on to the belt as long as he could. He knows he’ll never become champion again, if you call his current reign a championship run of no fighting in 2 years. Alistair, barely holding onto the belt, knows that this brings him publicity in which he would normally never get. Writers and fans actually talk about Overeem, but once that belts gone, nobody will hear of Alistair again.

    I think Herschel Walker can beat Alistair Overeem. I can’t wait to see him lose.

  • PsYc0tIkDrEaM says:

    easy win for Overeem. He just needs to avoid the bull rushing

  • mpwhite2 says:

    This is why Strikeforce will never rival the UFC. When Couture left in late 2007, it only took a couple of months before an interim belt was established. But Strikeforce is so hesitant to set up interim belts (see Cung Le, Overeem) it makes a joke out of its weight classes. When belts don’t matter, people won’t tune in. Scott Coker needs to take a page out of Dana White’s book and strip Overeem of his belt, and quickly. I mean, the guy is fighting James Thompson and you’re calling him your heavyweight champion? Butterbean knocked out Thompson for god’s sake. Overeem is a joke and I can’t wait to see Fedor/Rogers knock his ass out.

  • dpk says:

    This could be the quickest KO in MMA history, and it will prove nothing at all. There is no reason for this fight to take place, and if they tried to have this in the US at least a few of the state commissions would probably not let this fight take place.

  • qat says:

    dpk:
    This could be the quickest KO in MMA history, and it will prove nothing at all. There is no reason for this fight to take place, and if they tried to have this in the US at least a few of the state commissions would probably not let this fight take place.

    of course there is a reason.. money. thompson still draws in japan, even if he has approximately .005% chances to win here.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    well fuck it i’m backing big Jim, cos he is a proper nice bloke. you see people say it all the time, ‘such and such is one of the nicest guys in the sport’, when mostly they are complete cunts. James however, is a diamond geezer.
    this fight however just fuels Fabricios gummy bear juice comment

  • hindsightufuk says:

    also gotta say with all the utter shit they have on TUF 10, Jimbo shoulda gone for a spot on the show

  • lemonheadzzz says:

    Simple. He makes as much, if not more, overseas fighting tomato cans. Being a champion doesn’t mean anything to this guy. Take the belt and get rid of this piece of shit already.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Thompson on tuf 10 would be classic, I can just picture him charging Kimbo in the promos shown around the world to hype that episode.

  • edub says:

    hindsightufuk: also gotta say with all the utter shit they have on TUF 10, Jimbo shoulda gone for a spot on the show

    Yea he wouldve been better than Sims.

    lemonheadzzz: Simple. He makes as much, if not more, overseas fighting tomato cans. Being a champion doesn’t mean anything to this guy. Take the belt and get rid of this piece of shit already.

    I felt like i was watching Lock Stock and 2 smoking barrels when I read this. Awesome.

  • edub says:

    hindsightufuk: well fuck it i’m backing big Jim, cos he is a proper nice bloke. you see people say it all the time, ’such and such is one of the nicest guys in the sport’, when mostly they are complete cunts. James however, is a diamond geezer.this fight however just fuels Fabricios gummy bear juice comment

    I meant this quote not lemons.

  • fanoftna33: I hope thompson gets a first round ko here.

    Lol. This reminds me of what my mom use to tell me. “Want in one hand, $#!% in the other and see which one fills up first.” Sorry bro, but I dont think that ones gonna come true for ya.

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