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‘Big Ticket’ Aiming To Win UFC Heavyweight Title Then Immediately Retire

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Heavyweight contender Walt Harris will be looking to brush off a recent TKO loss to Alistair Overeem when he faces Alexander Volkov tomorrow afternoon …read more

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Walt Harris Admits He’s In A Better Place Emotionally Ahead Of UFC 254 Fight Compared To May Return

Walt Harris knows he’s emotionally ready to fight again compared to when he fought in May. In May, Harris headlined one of the Jacksonville shows against Alistair Overeem. It was …read more

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UFC 254’s Walt Harris in a much better place now than emotionally charged return fight in May

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

No one could possibly blame Walt Harris for his emotional state heading into a fight against Alistair Overeem back in May.
The veteran heavyweight competed for …read more

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Alistair Overeem to Jairzinho Rozenstruik: “Let’s run it back”

UFC heavyweight legend Alistair Overeem is hoping to get a rematch with Jairzinho Rozenstruik, telling his rival “let’s run it back.” Overeem and Rozenstruik first met at UFC Washington, D.C. …read more

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Alistair Overeem makes it clear he wants Jairzinho Rozenstruik rematch: “I still have a score to settle”

UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem says that he “still has a score to settle” with rival Jairzinho Rozenstruik and he wants a rematch. Overeem is coming off of an impressive …read more

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MMA rankings report, Sept 9: Where does Alistair Overeem rate after big win?

Alistair Overeem is a legendary figure in combat sports, but he’s still got a few things left he wants to accomplish.
Chiefly, “The Demolition Man” wants to claim the UFC heavyweight …read more

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Augusto Sakai Reveals He Suffered Broken, Dislocated Ribs in Loss to Alistair Overeem

Alistair Overeem’s clinch work and ground-and-pound took their toll on Augusto Sakai over the course of their UFC Fight Night 176 headliner last weekend. …read more

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Augusto Sakai Suffered Two Broken & Two Dislocated Ribs In Alistair Overeem Fight

Augusto Sakai has revealed the injuries he sustained in his UFC Vegas 9 main event against Alistair Overeem. Early on in the fight, the Brazilian in Sakai had success but …read more

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Augusto Sakai details gruesome injuries suffered in UFC loss to Alistair Overeem

UFC heavyweight Augusto Sakai has revealed the injuries he sustained during his loss to Alistair Overeem last weekend. While the rising contender Sakai did look dangerous at points during his …read more

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Sakai: Overeem dislocated two ribs with knee, broke two more with elbow

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Augusto Sakai says Alistair Overeem badly injured his ribs at UFC Vegas 9. Heavyweight prospect Augusto Sakai suffered his first UFC …read more

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Video: Between the Links, Episode 15: Is Nick Diaz really back? Alistair Overeem wins again, Bellator doubleheader vs. UFC Vegas 10

Check out episode 15 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the trilogy matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp as they give their takes …read more

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What’s next for Alistair Overeem and Augusto Sakai after UFC Vegas 9?

In the main event of UFC Vegas 9, Alistair Overeem was looking to extend his winning streak to two and continue his last climb up to a title shot. It …read more

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Alistair Overeem has ‘no problem’ running it back with Jairzinho Rozenstruik: ‘I destroyed that man’

Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Alistair Overeem | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Alistair Overeem knows he would probably be knocking on the door of title contention right now if not for …read more

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Alistair Overeem Responds To Derrick Lewis Trash Talk After UFC Vegas 9 Win

Derrick Lewis wasn’t happy with Alistair Overeem’s win over Augusto Sakai at UFC Vegas 9. Lewis took to Twitter to trash Overeem throughout the fight as the two do not …read more

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4 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 34: Alistair Overeem's final run, Michel Pereira's misstep, more

What mattered most at UFC on ESPN+ 34 in Las Vegas? Here are a few post-fight musings …
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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Augusto Sakai after UFC on ESPN+ 34 loss?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Alistair Overeem after UFC on ESPN+ 34 win?)
Augusto Sakai was unable to take the next leap into title contention on Saturday when …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Alistair Overeem after UFC on ESPN+ 34 win?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Augusto Sakai after UFC on ESPN+ 34 loss?)
Alistair Overeem added to his legend on Saturday when he achieved yet another main event …read more

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Alistair Overeem releases statement following TKO win over Augusto Sakai

UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem has released a statement following his fifth-round TKO win over Augusto Sakai at UFC on ESPN+ 34. Despite being 40 years old, Overeem continues to …read more

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Alistair Overeem interested in fighting Derrick Lewis next, no problem with Jairzinho Rozenstruik rematch

LAS VEGAS – Alistair Overeem acknowledges he’s aged past the point most fighters are able to compete at a high level, but says he’s still got more gas left in …read more

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Alistair Overeem responds to Derrick Lewis’ trash talk, says his teammate Curtis Blaydes will “destroy him”

UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem believes his teammate Curtis Blaydes will “destroy” Derrick Lewis when they fight later this year. Overeem picked up a fifth-round TKO win over Augusto Sakai …read more

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Alistair Overeem responds to Derrick Lewis ‘talking crap’ during his UFC Vegas 9 win over Augusto Sakai

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Alistair Overeem received a lot of praise for his fifth-round TKO finish against Augusto Sakai in the UFC Vegas 9 main event, but there …read more

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UFC Vegas 9: Overeem vs. Sakai - Winners and Losers

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Here are the real winners and losers from UFC Vegas 9 Alistair Overeem might not move up the official UFC heavyweight rankings with his …read more

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Alistair Overeem uninterested in rematching Jairzinho Rozenstruik, believes the ref made a bad call in their previous fight

UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem says he is not particularly interested in a rematch against rival Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Overeem picked up his second straight win on Saturday night at UFC …read more

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UFC Vegas 9 video recap: Overeem rallies to finish Sakai in fifth

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Alistair Overeem made it two wins out of two in 2020 against Augusto Sakai at UFC Vegas 9. Alistair Overeem rallied through an early …read more

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Alistair Overeem believes he’s one win away from a title shot

Heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem talks about his UFC Vegas 9 victory over Augusto Sakai and where he fits in the heavyweight landscape. Overeem entered the fight ranked No. 5 in …read more

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Alistair Overeem Open to Rematch with Rozenstruik: ‘In My Mind I Already Beat Him’

Even at 40 years old, Alistair Overeem keeps finding ways to win. …read more

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UFC Fight Night: Who's next for Alistair Overeem? Is Michel Pereira finding his groove?

Alistair Overeem remained in the UFC heavyweight title picture, while the flashy Michel Pereira impressed with a submission win. …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 34: Twitter reacts to Alistair Overeem's comeback TKO win against Augusto Sakai

Alistair Overeem keeps adding wins to his storied career.
The former Strikeforce, DREAM and K-1 champion picked up a TKO victory in the main event of Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 34 …read more

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Alistair Overeem vs. Augusto Sakai full fight video highlights

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Watch Alistair Overeem vs. Augusto Sakai full fight video highlights from UFC Vegas 9’s main event above, courtesy of the UFC.
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UFC Vegas 9 in Tweets: Pros react to Alistair Overeem’s bloody win over Augusto Sakai

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With perennial contender Alistair Overeem looking to make one final run at the UFC heavyweight title, fans expecting violence from “The Reem” were satisfied …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 34 results: Alistair Overeem rallies for fifth-round finish of Augusto Sakai

Augusto Sakailooked like he belonged in the cage with a legend in his first UFC main event Saturday. But the legend taught the upstart there are levels to this game.
Alistair …read more

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Alistair Overeem batters Augusto Sakai in UFC Vegas 9 main event

The UFC Octagon was in Las Vegas on Saturday for UFC Vegas 9 headlined by a heavyweight bout between contenders Alistair Overeem and Augusto Sakai. Positive COVID-19 tests dwindled the …read more

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UFC Vegas 9 results: Alistair Overeem rallies to stop Augusto Sakai

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Alistair Overeem overcame a rough start to stop Augusto Sakai with strikes in the fifth round of the UFC Vegas 9 main event. …read more

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UFC Vegas 9 video: Overeem TKO’s Sakai in deep waters

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Check out the full fight video highlights of Alistair Overeem’s comeback finish of Augusto Sakai from the UFC Vegas 9 main event. …read more

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UFC Vegas 9: Overeem vs. Sakai results and post-fight analysis

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Dayne Fox gives instant analysis to a truncated UFC Vegas 9 card that saw Alistair Overeem keep his championship dreams alive. A couple of …read more

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Alistair Overeem stops Augusto Sakai with brutal ground and pound attack to win UFC Vegas 9 main event

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Alistair Overeem may not have many fights left in his career but he’s certainly making the most of whatever time is remaining in his …read more

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UFC Vegas 9 Results: Alistair Overeem TKO’s Augusto Sakai (Highlights)

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 9 event is headlined by a key heavyweight bout featuring former title challenger Alistair Overeem taking on Augusto Sakai. Overeem (46-18 MMA) will enter tonight’s headliner looking …read more

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Pros react after Alistair Overeem TKO’s Augusto Sakai at UFC Vegas 9

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 9 event was headlined by a key heavyweight bout featuring former title challenger Alistair Overeem taking on Augusto Sakai. Overeem (46-18 MMA) entered tonight’s headliner looking to …read more

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UFC Vegas 9 live blog: Alistair Overeem vs. Augusto Sakai

Alistair Overeem and Augusto Sakai will compete in the UFC Vegas 9 main event Saturday night. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

This is the UFC …read more

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UFC Vegas 9: ‘Overeem vs. Sakai’ Live Results and Highlights

The Octagon remains in Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 9 event, a seven-bout fight card headlined by heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Augusto Sakai. Overeem (46-18 MMA) will enter tonight’s headliner …read more

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Sakai Expects To ‘Jump The Line’ With KO Over ‘The Reem’

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Augusto Sakai is hoping to position himself close to a UFC heavyweight title shot with a win over veteran Alistair Overeem later tonight …read more

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UFC Vegas 9 in the War Room: Dan Hardy breaks down Alistair Overeem vs. Augusto Sakai

Former UFC welterweight title contender Dan Hardy breaks down Saturday’s UFC Vegas 9 main event showdown between heavyweight contenders Alistair Overeem and Augusto Sakai.
Overeem is looking to make one more …read more

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WATCH: UFC on ESPN+ 34 Post-Fight Press Conference Live Stream

The UFC On ESPN+ 34 post-fight press conference will be live once the action concludes. In the headliner, Alistair Overeem and Augusto Sakai will collide in a heavyweight clash. UFC …read more

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UFC Vegas 9 betting odds: Overeem favored over Sakai

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Check out the betting odds for tonight’s UFC VEGAS 9 card, where Alistair Overeem is slightly favored over Augusto Sakai in the main …read more

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UFC Vegas 9 Clash: Overeem Vs. Sakai!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight hitters Alistair Overeem and Augusto Sakai will clash TONIGHT (Sat., Sept. 5, 2020) at UFC Vegas 9 inside …read more

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Augusto Sakai believes he’d ‘jump the line’ with knockout of Alistair Overeem at UFC Vegas 9

Contender Series alum Augusto Sakai won four in a row since signing with the UFC. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

While Francis Ngannou, Jon Jones, Curtis Blaydes and Jairzinho …read more

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UFC full fight video: Alistair Overeem battles back to defeat Walt Harris

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Watch Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris full fight video to see Overeem add to his highlight reel with a second-round TKO of Harris at a …read more

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Fighter On Fighter! Breaking Down Sakai!

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Brazilian slugger, Augusto Sakai, will duel with Heavyweight legend, Alistair Overeem, this Saturday (Sept. 5, 2020) at UFC Vegas 9 inside UFC APEX in …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 34 predictions: Who's taking Augusto Sakai over Alistair Overeem in changing of the guard?

Overeem
vs.
Sakai
Menifield
vs.
Saint Preux
Imadaev
vs.
Pereira
Kelleher
vs.
Natividad
Moises
vs.
Turner

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
2020: 88-58

Overeem
(71%)

Saint Preux
(55%)

Pereira
(73%)

Kelleher
(N/A)

Moises
(64%)

Dan Tom
@DanTomMMA
2020: 100-46

Sakai

Saint Preux

Pereira

Kelleher

Turner

Nolan King
@mma_kings
2020: 100-46

Overeem

Saint Preux

Pereira

Kelleher

Moises

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
2020: 99-47

Overeem

Menifield

Pereira

Kelleher

Moises

Simon Head
@simonhead
2020: 97-49
2019 Champion*

Overeem

Menifield

Pereira

Kelleher

Moises

Danny Segura
@dannyseguratv
2020: 96-50

Overeem

Menifield

Pereira

Kelleher

Moises

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
2020: 95-51
2017 Champion

Sakai

Saint Preux

Pereira

Kelleher

Moises

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
2020: 94-52

Overeem

Menifield

Pereira

Kelleher

Turner

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohnMMA
2020: …read more

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Fighter slaps his opponent during UFC Vegas 9 face-offs (Video)



The UFC Vegas 9: Overeem vs. Sakai athletes weighed in at the Apex in Las Vegas on Friday. Watch as Alistair Overeem, Augusto Sakai, and the rest of the UFC …read more

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Overeem: ‘I would feel honored’ to fight Jon Jones at heavyweight

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“I’ve trained with him, he’s very capable. He’s tough, he’s good. So I’m excited about that development.” Alistair Overeem says it would be …read more

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UFC Vegas 9 weigh-in results: Alistair Overeem, Augusto Sakai official for heavyweight main event

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Alistair Overeem is ready for his 66th professional MMA bout.
At Friday’s official weigh-ins for UFC Vegas 9, “The Reem” tipped the …read more

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Diggin’ Deep on UFC: Overeem vs. Sakai - Main card preview

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Get the scoop on the hard-hitting action from this weekends latest UFC showing, headlined by heavyweight KO artist Alistair Overeem looking …read more

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Alistair Overeem shrugs off Brock Lesnar comeback talk: “Who cares about Brock?”

Alistair Overeem doubts that his former opponent Brock Lesnar, who recently became a free agent, will ever return to mixed martial arts. After Lesnar’s latest WWE contract concluded, he’s been …read more

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UFC Fight Night viewers guide: Why did Alistair Overeem take this fight?

Alistair Overeem faces Augusto Sakai in the heavyweight main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday. …read more

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