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Monday, Dec 21, 2015

Report: Alistair Overeem is Confident That “Title Shot is There” as Free Agency Nears

Alistair Overeem (photo via UFC.com)

By FCF Staff

Alistair Overeem has a lot of things going for him as he nears free agency, as the heavyweight took out former champ Junior dos Santos at UFC on FOX 17, and is in the title shot conversation as a result.

Overeem stopped dos Santos in the second round on Saturday night, by dropping the latter with a big left hook. It was Overeem’s third straight victory, and the win could move him into a top five ranking spot.

After Saturday’s card, Overeem was asked about his pending free agency and future, and here is some of what he had to say (quote via MMA Fighting.com):

“My focus was on this big fight. My entire focus was on it,” Overeem said. “My entire focus is on training and preparing and in that, I just do 100 percent that and nothing else…”

“I do think that a title shot is there,” Overeem added. “I’m very confident with the team and the people I have around me, that I can pull that off. Let’s negotiate and see what happens.”

With his win over Saturday, Overeem moved his UFC record to 5-3. Before Saturday’s event the Dutch fighter was ranked #9.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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