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“The Reem” Episode 3: Fight Night

If you live in the United States, you may have found it difficult to keep up with the overseas career of Alistair Overeem these past two and a half years. Foregoing fighting in the States, Overeem has cited lack of competition as his reason for staying busy in Japan and the Netherlands. It’s possible that, under the radar, he had lost a lot of American exposure and a lot of American fans.

He is determined not to let that happen again. Overeem has kept very busy with interviews before and since the May 15 Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery event. Capping all of this off, he is documenting his fighting life on film, with an online documentary called “The Reem”. Produced by Fabrice Deters and filmed by Eldar Gross, “The Reem” follows Overeem as he trains, promotes, and competes. So far, three episodes have been released chronicling his first title defense against Brett Rogers.

Immediately following his fight with Rogers, Overeem called out Fedor Emelianenko, whom many consider to be his only real test left in Strikeforce. Should that fight come to fruition, an inside look at the physical, mental, and promotional preparation from Alistair Overeem will be interesting to see. Make sure to check out to keep up with all past and future updates to this wonderful online documentary. Whether you’re a fan of Overeem already, or simply want an inside look at how a top-level mixed martial artist lives and prepares for his fights, you don’t want to miss this.

  • Rece Rock says:

    Oh thank god

  • gch11 says:

    Nice neck beard, bro.

  • Dufresne says:

    He did lose a lot of fans and a huge amount of exposure over here. Granted Japan and the Netherlands have a rabid fanbase as well, but the US is the fastest growing market for MMA in the world and Alistair has the exact style most Americans want to see. He’s big, powerful, and he knocks the shit out of opponents.
    I’m not saying I’m a fan or that I’m convinced that he hasn’t found some chemical supplementation, I’m saying that he has missed a lot of potential marketing and a lot of potential money by ignoring us in the US.

  • Hohlraum says:

    I’ll bet Ubereem fights Bigfoot Silva before he fights Fedor because M-1 will F it up.

  • qat says:

    i think they know very well that they cant run away from this one now, or nobody will take m1 serious anymore, if that has not happened already.
    and we all know that overeem is not invincible.

  • crane_style says:

    Talk is cheap.

  • Niv says:

    How can Fedor be the only challenge left in SF? If I’m correct Overeem has lost twice already to Fabricio Werdum, so how can anyone say that?

    Silva is no joke either and if Arlovski can get his confidence back you have a few decent challenges before young up and comers like Shane Del Rosario, and Roger Gracie start to make noise. The HW division isn’t as shallow as everyone says, I’m not going to say it’s deep but not as bad as everyone wants to make it sound like.

    Bottom line is there are several good fights still if Overeem choses to stay where he is.

  • Guthookd says:

    Talk is cheap.  (Quote)

    And shit is smelly.


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