Fight Of The Day: Alistair Overeem vs Mike Bencic

Alistair Overeem vs Mike Bencic

Before  Alistair Overeem was “Ubereem” he was “The Demolition Man”, complete with a giant sledgehammer for maximum demolition. In 2003 24 year old Overeem entered the PRIDE ring for the second time, matched up against Cro Cop’s jiu-jitsu coach Mike “Batman” Bencic (Spoiler: Bencic would soon be replaced by current UFC Heavyweight Champ Fabricio Werdum). The winner would be awarded a spot in PRIDE’s legendary 2003 Middleweight tournament and join a star studded field that included Rampage Jackson, Chuck Liddel, Wanderlei Silva, Kazuhi Sakuraba and  Judo Olympic Gold medalist Hidehko Yoshida. 

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