Overeem Faces TUF 1 Alum Hoger at Glory 11

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StorminYourman
10/6/09 12:57:21PM
Alistair Overeem's international calendar just got more crowded.

The 29-year-old Strikeforce heavyweight champion is expected to face original "Ultimate Fighter" alum Sam Hoger at Glory 11 on Oct. 17 in his home city of Amsterdam.

Triple Crown Fighter's Steve Ruisch, who brokered the deal for Hoger, told MMAWeekly.com Monday afternoon that the deal was "95 percent finalized."

Overeem recently appeared in a promotional video for Dream 12, to be held eight days after Glory 11 in Osaka, Japan. His opponent was unnamed. The event will be Dream’s first to utilize a hexagonal cage.

It has been almost two years since Overeem won the Strikeforce belt against Paul Buentello at the promotion's lone MMA tournament, “Four Men Enter, One Man Survives,” in November 2007. He was twice scheduled to make his U.S. return this year, but a lingering hand injury forced him to withdraw from bouts in April and June.

Since then, several reports have questioned Overeem's contractual status as well as his motivations for staying overseas.





Anyone get a feeling that he does not want to fight top MMA competition these days?
Wallass
10/6/09 1:19:21PM
I know TUF season 1 made Sam too look like somewhat of a joke but hes a tough guy and not easy to finish. This fight looks better on paper for Overeem then it will actually turn out.
higdon10
10/6/09 1:38:32PM
I think that this one is gonna be ugly.
Giant_Ochai
10/6/09 2:11:28PM
Hoger should be eating right and fighting at 185. Instead he's going to get mangled fighting top heavyweights.
Twenty20Dollars
10/6/09 2:38:03PM
...............seriously
xdanish020
10/6/09 3:10:09PM
Overeem is going to destryo Hoger....**** Vernon White RNC'd Hoger in 07 and he's fought no-names since then.
D0wnUnd6e6r
10/6/09 3:30:40PM
not a fair fight
Khaos
10/6/09 4:07:17PM
Glad to see Sam get a big fight, but it's gonna be a loss.
Jesse_Canadian_MMA
10/6/09 4:07:54PM
thought Overeem was hurt? why does this guy refuse to defend his title
CwB
10/6/09 4:41:11PM
The only place i want to see Overeem Fight is either strikeforce or K1...

postman
10/6/09 4:57:28PM
I like K! more then MMA so I was giving Overreem a pass but this is BS
Wolf
10/6/09 5:13:48PM

Posted by Jesse_Canadian_MMA

thought Overeem was hurt? why does this guy refuse to defend his title



do you really not know the answer to that?
xdanish020
10/6/09 5:16:57PM

Posted by Jesse_Canadian_MMA

thought Overeem was hurt? why does this guy refuse to defend his title



I love teh guy, but I'll give you a hint...it starts with a S and ends with a Roids
matt_black
10/6/09 6:04:48PM

Posted by xdanish020


Posted by Jesse_Canadian_MMA

thought Overeem was hurt? why does this guy refuse to defend his title



I love teh guy, but I'll give you a hint...it starts with a S and ends with a Roids



Super Metroids will chase after Overeem if he enters the states is what he means
Jesse_Canadian_MMA
10/6/09 6:46:10PM

Posted by matt_black


Posted by xdanish020


Posted by Jesse_Canadian_MMA

thought Overeem was hurt? why does this guy refuse to defend his title



I love teh guy, but I'll give you a hint...it starts with a S and ends with a Roids



Super Metroids will chase after Overeem if he enters the states is what he means



ah my bad I forgot about that
jae_1833
10/6/09 9:06:09PM
Overeem vs....................SAM HOGER!!!
DCRage
10/8/09 1:14:40PM
False. They just announced he's facing Tony Sylvster now, and that last name is not a typo (it's not Sylvester).

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jae_1833
10/9/09 8:45:28PM
Thanks for the truth, but my head still hurts. Horrible match up, Dream's is way better, and why the hell haven't Strikeforce dropped him yet and made this Fedor Rogers fight for the title???
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