Alistair Overeem Signs Multi-Year Deal With GLORY
By FCF Staff
After exiting the UFC earlier this year, Alistair Overeem is returning to the kickboxing ring.
Recently, kickboxing promotion GLORY announced that it has signed the legendary heavyweight to a multi-year deal. No timeline, in terms of when Overeem will fight next, or who he could face, was announced.
Overeem’s lengthy run with the UFC came to end earlier this year, following his stoppage loss to Alexander Volkov in February. The 41-year-old currently holds a kickboxing record of 10-4. Overeem hasn’t fought in a kickboxing match since 2010.
“We are extremely excited for Alistair Overeem to join GLORY. 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” Pierre Andurand, Chairman of GLORY, was quoted saying in a press release from the promotion.
The Dutch fighter has defeated the likes of Peter Aerts, Gokhan Saki, Tyrone Spong, and Badr Hari in the kickboxing ring, and Overeem also won the K-1 World Grand Prix in 2010.