Did the UFC cut Alistair Overeem?

Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem were both released from their Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contracts yesterday (March 3, 2021) after lengthy runs with the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion.

How much does Overeem make per fight?

Alistair Overeem Career Earnings, Net Worth and Info

Fighter Opponent Base Salary
Alistair Overeem Walt Harris $400,000
Alistair Overeem Jairzinho Rozenstruik $400,000
Alistair Overeem Alexey Oleinik $400,000
Alistair Overeem Sergey Pavlovich $850,000

Why did Lesnar lose to Overeem?

He simply looked pedestrian at best, and failed to function with the predetermined skill set his wrestling background had equipped him with. Hardly the man-beast we’ve all grown accustomed to. With that said, here are the main reasons why Lesnar was unable to inflict any damage on the superior Overeem.

Who beat Overeem in UFC?

Overeem is coming off a devastating knockout loss to Alexander Volkov at UFC Vegas 18 last month (see it again here). Prior to that setback, “The Reem” was on a two-fight win streak thanks to a pair of technical knockout wins over Augusto Sakai and Walt Harris.

Is Brock Lesnar vs Alistair Overeem the perfect matchup?

Brock Lesnar prepares to return to the Octagon and defend his cage when he welcomes Alistair Overeem to the UFC. It’s “the perfect matchup” as power wrestler Brock Lesnar faces unbelievable striker Alistair Overeem. Plus, two lightweights whose hearts beat bad blood meet in Nate Diaz vs. Donald Cerrone.

When did Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem get drug tested?

In November 2011, both competitors were required by the NSAC to comply with out-of-competition drug testing. Lesnar delivered his sample screen on November 21, while Overeem delivered his on November 23. The screen, however, did not meet the standards of the commission.

Why did Brock Lesnar retire from UFC?

After being defeated by Overeem, Lesnar announced his immediate retirement from the UFC. T. J. Grant was originally scheduled to face Jacob Volkmann at this event but was forced to pull out due to an undisclosed injury, and was replaced by returning veteran Efrain Escudero.