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Alistair is born

Alistair was born in Hounslow, England to a Jamaican father and a Dutch mother. Alistair has one older brother named Valentijn.

Moving to the Netherlands

When Alistair was six years old, he moved to the Netherlands with his brother and mother. Alistair met his best friend and business partner Remco. Can you spot them on the picture?

First time in a gym

At the age of 15, Overeem's older brother Valentijn took him to Chris Dolman's MMA gym to learn to defend himself. Alistair initially did not like the sport, but he dedicated fully to it after meeting Bas Rutten and Joop Kasteel.

Pro Debut

Overeem had his first MMA professional fight at 19 years old, defeating Ricardo Fyeet by submission on 24 October 1999 at It's Showtime, the first event of the eponymously named promotion.

Birth of daughter Storm

Alistair Overeem had his first daughter, Storm born the 18th of October in 2006

Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion

Alistair became the Strikeforce heavyweight champion after successfully defeating his opponents in this ''Four Men Enter, One Survives'' contest.

Interem Dream Heavyweight Title

By defeating Todd Duffee in Saitama, Japan. Alistair became the Interim Heavyweight Champion of the world.

K-1 World Prix Champion

In the K-1 Grand Prix of 2010 Alistair defeated Gokhan Saki in the semi finals to face Peter Aerts afterwards. Alistair won and became the K-1 champion.

Defeating Brock Lesnar

On 30 December 2011, at UFC 141, Overeem made his UFC debut in the main event against Brock Lesnar. Overeem hurt Lesnar multiple times early on with knees to the body, and went on to finish the fight with a kick to the liver and subsequent punches at 2:26 of the first round. The victory earned him a heavyweight title shot against champion Junior dos Santos.

Defeating Frank Mir

Overeem was scheduled to face Frank Mir on 16 November 2013 at UFC 167. However, the pairing was moved to 1 February 2014 at UFC 169. He defeated Mir by unanimous decision and called out Brock Lesnar in his post-fight interview.

Whooping Derek Brunson's ass @Fifa

After a match of 90 minutes, Alistair gave Derek, as we call a solid Jantje. Winning by 3-0.

Birth of his daughter Yazz

On the 27th of February Alistair got his second daughter, Yazz-Ley Rey

UFC Heavyweight Title Shot

After defeating his teammate Arlovski, Alistair got a chance at the UFC Heavyweight title. He came unbelievable close, knocking Miocic down. But lost by TKO in the second round