It's time once again! This weekend Strikerforce will be holding a fight card in St. Louis and that means it is time once again for an edition of Creature vs. Creature. The main event this evening is a title fight between the heavyweights, Alistair "The Demolition Man" Overeem and Brett "Grim" Rogers.
My colleague, Robert Gardner, seems to think that the vastly overrated Brett Rogers will emerge from this fight victorious , and once again, I'm here to prove him wrong and restore some sense into the universe.
Alistair Overeem is a very good striker. The only thing he is lacking is a powerful chin; More on that later. His kickboxing resumé isn't that great, (6-4, 4 KO's) but don't let that dissuade you. This dude can fight. His kicks are lethal and he even has a decent understanding of Muay-Thai.
If not for his weak chin, I would predict this bout to end by KO standing up.
Instead, I'm going to let his ground credentials do the talking as I predict a win by submission.
In this fight, Overeem is far-and-away the better grappler. His submissions are great. His 19 submission wins speak for themselves, and most of his submitted opponents are not slouches. Vitor Belfort, James Thompson, Gary Goodridge and many more have felt the pain from one of his submissions.
If not for his very weak chin (6 KO losses), then it would be tough to see Alistair Overeem at a disadvantage at all in this fight. Even if he gets taken down, he has grappling that can match with anyone, and standing, he is as technical as they get.
I'm predicting a win by submission in the second round.