‘Godspeed, you magnificent bastards’: Watch the full fight between Alistair Overeem and Badr Hari – Alistair Overeem suspended 1 year RIGHT AFTER THAT FOR THIS REASON | HO

Overeem’s career has taken him through PRIDE FC, Strikeforce, DREAM, K-1 Kickboxing, and the UFC. Now he will make his long-awaited debut in GLORY Kickboxing. ‘The Demolition Man’ Overeem was previously booked to face the Heavyweight champion, Rico Verhoeven, due to injury in October of 2021. Badr Hari held titles in K-1 Kickboxing and It’s Showtime and was twice a runner-up in K-1 Grand Prix tournaments. He has challenged for a GLORY heavyweight title twice against Verhoeven, falling short in both attempts.

Alistair Overeem suspended 1 year, win over Badr Hari overturned to no-contest due to doping violation - MMA Fighting

Overeem and Hari first met in a K-1 and DREAM crossover event Dynamite!! 2008 in which Overeem upset his Moroccan opponent winning by first-round knockout. The two met the following year competing in the K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 tournament. Meeting in a Semi-Final match, this time Hari got his revenge and knocked out Overeem in round 1. Now, the two are looking to end their trilogy in GLORY.

He has crossed over between MMA and kickboxing for much of his career. ‘The Demolition Man’ Overeem made his debut in MMA and kickboxing professional debut’s both in 1999. He would spend most of his career in MMA earning a record of 47-19 1NC. In kickboxing, he holds a record of 10-4, with 7 wins via KO/TKO. In MMA he has fought a huge list of notable opponents including Francis Ngannou, Mark Hunt, Stipe Miocic, Junior dos Santos, Frank Mir, Brock Lesnar, Fabrício Werdum, Mirko Cro Cop, Maurício ‘Shogun’ Rua, Vitor Belfort, Chuck Liddell, among others.

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Badr Hari’s kickboxing career has spanned generations and fought most of the best heavyweight fighters including Semmy Schilt, Remy Bonjasky, Peter Aerts, Rico Verhoeven, and others over his career. Starting professionally in 2002 he has earned a career kickboxing record of 106-17 2NC, with 92 of these wins via KO/TKO.

The UFC and Overeem parted ways in early 2021 after the Dutch fighter earned a loss to Alexander Volkov, it was then later announced he had signed with GLORY Kickboxing. Since 2016 Hari holds a record of 0-4 2NC. This includes losses to Verhoeven, Benjamin Adegbuyi, and Arkadiusz Wrzosek. One No-Contest was due to riots breaking out at GLORY 81, the other due to both fighters testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

Alistair Overeem suspended 1 year, win over Badr Hari overturned to no-contest due to doping violation

Alistair Overeem has been suspended for one year and his win over Badr Hari has been overturned due to a violation of GLORY’s anti-doping rules.

In addition to the suspension, Overeem has been removed from the GLORY rankings and has been asked to turn over a percentage of his winnings from the fight.

GLORY officials confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Tuesday following an initial report from VechtsportInfo.

It had previously been reported that Overeem tested positive for a banned substance, although details around what exactly was found in his system has not been revealed. Overeem had both his A and B sample tested and results came back positive, which led to the punishment being handed down by GLORY.

Overeem returned to kickboxing in 2022 after his UFC career came to a close following a decade-long run with the promotion.

In his first fight back, Overeem scored a unanimous decision win over Hari in a back-and-forth battle, but that victory has now been removed from his record and the fight has been declared a no contest.

Overeem has not made any statement regarding the positive drug test or his suspension.

During his time with the UFC, Overeem also faced a nine-month suspension handed down by the Nevada Athletic Commission after testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone, which was more than double the limit allowed in the state at that time.