News19 Jun 2014Alistair Overeem signed with First Round Management

First Round Management is proud to announce that top UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem is the newest member of the company's star-studded client roster.


First Round Management President and CEO Malki Kawa today announced the new deal, and the company will now immediately serve as the official representation team for "The Reem."


"Alistair Overeem is one of the most accomplished heavyweight fighters in all of MMA," Kawa stated. "I'm excited to bring him on to the First Round Management team and show him exactly what we can provide an athlete of his stature."


Overeem, a former Strikeforce, DREAM and K-1 champion, competed most recently in February, when he earned a hard-fought decision win over former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir. His next bout is expected to be announced shortly.


"I'm excited to announce this new deal with Malki Kawa and First Round Management," Overeem stated. "Malki has built one of the best management companies in MMA, and I'm excited to see what we can accomplish together."


The 34-year-old Overeem is a lifelong martial artist and veteran of some 50 MMA contests known for possessing devastating knockout power in addition to a dangerous submission game, as well. He is the only fighter in history to boast a major MMA title and K-1 kickboxing belt at the same time.


Earlier this year, Overeem shifted his training camp to the world famous Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA team in New Mexico and promises to show fans an improved heavyweight contender en route to one day soon holding the UFC's heavyweight title.