Alistair Overeem set to fight at K-1 World Grand Prix in YokohamaPosted on March 6, 2010, 06:33 AM by Anton Gurevich
K-1 and Dream President Sadaharu Tanigawa revealed that the busy Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem will fight at the April K-1 World Grand Prix event in Yokohama, Japan, on April 3rd. HeadKickLegend.com reports that "The Demolition Man" will face the experienced Dzevad Poturak, who holds an impressive 44-12 Kickboxing record. The event will also feature K-1 legends Peter Aerts, Semmy Schilt and Jerome Le Banner.
Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem stated in numerous occasions that he wants to concentrate on competing in Mixed Martial Arts, naming Fedor Emelianenko as the only opponent he wants to fight. The fight fulfills Overeem's obligations to K-1, making him officially available for the fight against Brett Rogers, probably for the Heavyweight Title at Strikeforce's May 15 event.
Alistair Overeem defended his Strikeforce title more than two years ago, on November 16th 2007, fighting in no less than seven MMA events outside the promotion. Overeem is currently 32-11 in MMA and 5-4 in K-1, with notable victories over the legendary Badr Hari and Peter Aerts.
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