Cro Cop vs. Overeem Set for Dream 6: The Breakdown

Kevin CurranSenior Analyst IAugust 31, 2008

“The fight is definitely happening, and I’m really glad.  I am already training very hard, and I’m 100 percent certain that it will not go the distance. I don’t care if it is going to be by knockout or by submission, I don’t want the fight to go to a judges’ decision. I want to finish Mirko Cro Cop.”

-Alistair Overeem


This fight has been on the minds of Japanese MMA fanatics for some time now and finally there is word that it will happen.

This is an epic bout between two former PRIDE stars. Cro Cop is looking to jump back in the mix after he appeared to be on his way out.  Overeem, a former Strikeforce belt holder, just now seems to be fulfilling his potential, and is riding an impressive three fight win streak.

Both fighters are likely to keep it standing and expect an all out war! 

Here is how I envision the fight going:


Round 1

Cro Cop comes out hungry and throws a vicious body kick. Overeem downplays it and puts his arm up in disdain. Cro Cop throws a strong right jab, but misses and gets caught with a right from the Dutchman. Cro Cop backs off, seeming stung by the right.

This pacing goes on for a time. Overeem becomes frustrated and charges Cro Cop. Cro Cop uses the ring to his advantage and bounces off throwing a left hook landing flush on Overeems cheek. Overeem quickly clinches and throws a few knees before the bell.


Round 2

Overeem looks like he is fully recovered and throws a swift kick to the head, but it is blocked by the hand of Cro Cop and held on to. Overeem desperately punches to try to free himself, but Cro Cop throws a leg kick and topples Overeem. Next comes a soccer kick to the head, then another.

Overeem upkicks and scrambles to his feet, but is obviously staggered. Cro Cop unloads with a flurry and lands a HUGE uppercut, forcing Overeem to the corner. Cro Cop throws a right hook and a straight left through the guard of Overeem, sending him to the canvas. Cro Cop lands a headkick before the ref jumps in.


Winner by KO at 4:13 of the second round, MIRRRKOOOOO CROOO COP!

He's back.