UFC FN 87: Daniel Cormier Says Alistair Overeem “Has Finally Found His Groove”
By FCF Staff
Alistair Overeem has won three straight fights, as he gets set to face Andrei Arlovski, and Daniel Cormier believes the heavyweight has finally hit his UFC stride.
Overeem lived up to the hype and then some when he made his UFC debut in 2011, by taking out Brock Lesnar in the opening round. But, following that highlight reel victory, the former Strikeforce and DREAM champ proceed to go 1-3 in his next 4 fights.
In more recent months, and after moving his camp to Albuquerque’s Jackson-Wink MMA, Overeem has defeated Stefan Struve, Roy Nelson and Junior dos Santos. As a result, Cormier recently had this to say on “UFC Tonight” (quote via press release):
“Alistair Overeem has finally found his groove in the UFC. The win over Junior Dos Santos was his signature win. Now he’s solidified himself, he’s found his footing. He has right team behind him. This fight might propel him to the championship. He has a game plan. But Andrei trains with him at Jackson Wink. What a better way to get back in title contention for Arlovski by beating Overeem. Andrei’s got great boxing. He’s a former champion and can put it all together. Both these guys are willing to stand and trade.”
Arlovski, meanwhile, is coming off a stoppage loss to Stipe Miocic, which snapped his six fight winning streak. UFC FN 87 will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands.