Headbutting, kicks to the downed opponent, unorthodox submission and techniques – it all was typical for MMA in 90’s and early 2000’s.
Tonight we go back to Holland of 2001, to 2 Hot 2 Handle event, where the biggest European MMA stars fought, to watch the fight of two top heavyweights. Older brother of Alistair Overeem, Valentijn, has been fighting for 5 years in MMA and won in 16 of 26 fights. He won against Renato Sobral and Randy Couture and fought twice against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
His opponent was equally high-level and experienced fighter. Ian ”The Machine” Freeman is very well-known to the Russian MMA fans as M-1 ring announcer. By that time he had 10 victories in 13 fights, a few fights he fought in the UFC.