Alistair Overeem in the Guinness Book of World Records

It seems Alistair Overeem’s New Years Eve outing against Todd Duffee at Dynamite!! was the icing on the cake in more ways than one. According to ‘cagepotato.com’, the versatile Dutch heavyweight has been inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for being the “only fighter to consecutively hold 3 championship belts”. 

Overeem defeated Paul Buentello in 2007 to become the Strikeforce champ thanks to some devastating knee strikes. In 2010 he became the first fighter to hold a championship in MMA and K1, defeating K1 legend and veterean Peter Aerts in the final to take the gold and a top place among the world’s elite strikers. Overeem voiced interest in fighting in the Dynamite!! New Year’s Eve show but only if it was for the heavyweight strap. Rumours of opponents like Bobby Lashely circulated but were unconfirmed before Overeem finally got his wish when former UFC heavyweight, Todd Duffee, stepped up to the plate. Overeem disposed of Duffee in just under twenty seconds, proving his dominance in the ring once again and completing his trophy collection. 

Quite a feat considering he defended the Strikeforce belt and became champion of K1 and Dream all in the one year. The future certainly looks bright for The Reem, with a title defense against Fabricio Werdum in the works and a possible encounter with Fedor Emelianenko on the horizon. If he continues his winning ways in 2011 we may see the beginning of a legend.

Source: www.cagepotato.com


7 Comments

  1. Avatar of IChokePeople

    IChokePeople

    January 4, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    I like Overeem and consider him one of the best in the world but the Dream HW title is a paper belt.

  2. Avatar of Keyboard Contender

    Keyboard Contender

    January 4, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    yea its almost as bad as the WAMMA (World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts) belt that Fedor currently holds, still this was an amazing accomplishment and Overeem is awesome, i do however have one question, did he win the actual Dream HW championship belt or was it an interim belt?

  3. Avatar of overhand right

    overhand right

    January 4, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    here’s hoping he actually defends it though and doesn’t just leave it sitting on his mantelpiece gathering dust, like he did with the strikeforce belt for 3 years..

  4. Avatar of IChokePeople

    IChokePeople

    January 5, 2011 at 2:00 am

    Yeah, that would be nice. I think now that he has achieved his goal of winning the K-1 tourni and with all the heat he has taken for being an absent champ, we will see him fight in MMA a lot more. He fought what, 6 times in 2010 between MMA and K-1? I think he can do the same just fighting MMA so hopefully we will see him defend both MMA belts a couple of times.

  5. Avatar of arcticmudpro

    arcticmudpro

    January 6, 2011 at 12:51 am

    i would love to see him go get the ufc belt now. the fights he would have in the ufc would be amazing

  6. Avatar of Pyronaut

    Pyronaut

    January 13, 2011 at 4:58 am

    Actually that is a good point about WAMMA. Will Fedor be putting it up for grabs in the Grand Prix?

  7. Avatar of bonesjones

    bonesjones

    January 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    This is the reason alistair doesn’t fight in the ufc. He wants to hold all the belts and fight everywhere but as a ufc fighter he would only be allowed to fight in the ufc which is kind of lame in my view

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