Can’t wait for UFC Fight Night Manila?
Well, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is sending over Alistair “The Reem” Overeem to kick-off the month-long festivities to celebrate the long-awaited first show of the UFC in Philippines soil. Before Overeem’s public meet and greet and open workout on Sunday, April 19, 2015, “The Reem” together with the Ultimate Fitness Gym in Metrowalk, Pasig City, will host a martial arts seminar for the professionals, amateurs, and casual martial artists on Saturday, April 18.
Who is Alistair Overeem?
Alistair Overeem (MMA: 39-14-1 UFC: 4-3 KB: 10 [7 KO]-4) is an accomplished heavyweight mixed martial artist competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. At one point in his career, Overeem held the Strikeforce and DREAM Heavyweight Championships, and as well as, the K-1 World Gran Prix Championship in 2010. He is just one of only two fighters in history to hold an MMA Championship and a K-1 Kickboxing Championship at the same time.
Currently, Alistair Overeem is the 8th ranked UFC Heavyweight. He is behind #7 former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Andrei Arlovski, and ahead of #9 former USMMA Heavyweight Champion, Ben Rothwell. Moreover, he is currently riding a two fight winning streak in wins over Stefan Struve (UFC on FOX 13: 25-7, by 1st rd KO) and Roy Nelson (UFC 185: 20-11, by UD).
Now why attend?
First and foremost, beyond his world-class kickboxing skills, Alistair Overeem also trains brazilian jiujitsu. Out of Overeem’s 39 wins, 16 have come from submission. Moreover, his guillotine choke is one of the most feared holds in MMA.
Alistair Overeem will also impart to the participants 16 years of martial arts experience ranging from dutch kickboxing, brazilian jiujitsu, and others. He has trained in the best fight camps in the world including the Golden Glory kickboxing gym, the Jaco Hybrid Training Center (Blackzilians), and is currently training at the renowned Team Jackson-Winkeljohn camp.
With that wealth of experience and knowledge, the Alistair Overeem Seminar is definitely worth it, not just for the experienced martial artist, but also for the casual MMA enthusiast.
The Alistair Overeem Seminar, presented by Venum MMA Gear, will happen on Saturday, April 18 at the Ultimate Fitness Gym in Metrowalk, Ortigas, Pasig City at 4:00pm. Price for admission is at Php 1,000. To register call Ultimate Fitness at (02) 650-1890.