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Alistair Overeem vs. Sam Hoger Scrapped; Overeem Will Instead Face Tony Sylvster In Golden Glory

Alistair Overeem
The previously reported bout between Alistair Overeem and Sam Hoger, slated for an upcoming Shooto event, has been scrapped. Overeem will instead face Tony Sylvster at the Oct. 17 Golden Glory event in Amsterdam. The MMA match-up is among 14 announced for the upcoming hybrid card, which will feature both MMA and K-1 rules fights, according to MMAJunkie.

Overeem is the current Strikeforce heavyweight champion, though he has yet to defend the title he has held for almost two years. Since winning the Strikeforce belt, Overeem has competed four times in MMA and three times in K-1, all in other organizations.

Overeem is also scheduled to compete just eight days after his bout with Sylvester at Dream 12, in the promotions much celebrated new white cage. His Dream 12 opponent is rumored to be Japanese fighter Makoto Kawawa.

Sylvester was last in action against Roger Minton at “ISCF – Bad Intentions,” where he earned a first round TKO victory. He has compiled an 11-2 record over the course of his journeyman career, including a win over recent Houston Alexander victim Sherman Pendergarst, and suffering his two losses to Tim Persey, and Chris Tuchscherer.

Pictured: Alistair Overeem


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