Overeem seemed to get the attention for the last few months than other time in his r demolishing Brett Rogers on Showtime and sweeping the K1 Grand Prix tournament last year Leon Draisaitl Jersey , Overeem finally started to get the respect he deserved. Yet, once Zuffa LLC purchased Strikeforce, some in the MMA community pointed to Overeem as arguably the biggest acquisition of the deal.
Weigh-ins for “Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum” tooked place on june 17,2011 in Dallas Cheap Edmonton Oilers Jerseys , TX, and all 10 fighters, including headliners Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum, successfully weighed in for Saturday’s main card on Showtime.
Fabricio Werdum was once regarded as a future UFC heavyweight contender. The UFC terminated Werdum’s contract after going 4-4 in the promotion. Werdum then made the jump to Strikeforce and accumulated a pair of wins. Yet the MMA public and media questioned whether Werdum would be able to do the same against elite competition. Werdum silenced those critics on June 26 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Oilers Jersey , 2010 when he tapped out the legendary Fedor Emelianenko.
Werdum and Overeem meet in one of the most highly anticipated fights of the tournament. It is a battle of the striking expert against the ground master. In addition to advancing in the tournament, the winner will arguably be regarded as the best heavyweight in Strikeforce. If Werdum beats Fedor and Overeem in back to back wins, he will undoubtedly be talked about as one of the top five heavyweights in MMA.
Overeem is certainly not playing his cards close to his vest. He has gone on record in several outlets stating his intentions for an early knockout. Overeem has extra motivation as he tries to avenge an early career loss to Werdum from Pride five years ago. If Overeem wins this fight, it doesn’t go past the middle of the second H OVEREEM VS WERDUM LIVE STREAM ONLINE Oscar Klefbom Oilers Jersey , watch strikeforce heavyweight live, overeem vs werdum live stream online, free live stream alister overeem vs werdum, watch full overeem vs werdum
Werdum will be coming in with a year layoff which concerns me. Obviously his game plan here is to take Overeem to the ground and tap him. I do want to point out that Werdum is not exactly a pushover in the stand up game and could take this one with a counter punch. Additionally Kailer Yamamoto Oilers Jersey , Werdum is arguably in better cardiovascular conditioning than Overeem (or anyone left in the tournament). If Overeem can’t put him away early, the champ could tire out fast which would undoubtedly benefit Werdum if this fight went the distance.
Alistair Overeem is one of the best Heavyweights on the planet. Period. Werdum is a great fighter and one of the best himself, but I can’t see how he has anything to offer against The Reem in addition to his BJJ skills. Still, Vai Cavalo has the X factor on his side Mark Letestu Oilers Jersey , so I expect this fight too be a war. But not for too long
This fight pits the division’s top striker against its top grappler, but it’s the fighter who can remain competitive if forced to work outside of their respective craft who will likely come out on top Saturday. With this in mind, I like Overeem’s chances defending off his back more so than I like Werdum’s if forced to stand with “The Reem.”
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