Alistair Overeem

Birth Name: Alistair Cees Overeem

Place of Birth: Hounslow, Middlesex, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 17 May, 1980

*African-Jamaican (father)
*Dutch (mother)

Alistair Overeem is a Dutch mixed martial artist and kickboxer. He was a Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion, a DREAM Heavyweight Champion, and a K-1 World Grand Prix Champion. He is one of only two fighters to have held world titles in both MMA and K-1 kickboxing at the same time.

Alistair was born in Hounslow, London, England, to a Jamaican father and a Dutch mother. His brother is mixed martial artist and kickboxer Valentijn Overeem. His parents divorced when he was six years old, and he and his mother relocated to the Netherlands.

2 Responses

  1. Oaken05 says:

    I take it that Overeem is actually his mother’s surname, then? Do we know anything about his father beyond that he was from Jamaica?

  2. gmillaz says:

    correction he fought in the Japanese promotion K-1

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