After an extensive run as a heavyweight in the UFC, Alistair Overeem will make his return to the sport of kickboxing. Overeem has signed a contract with Netherlands-based kickboxing promotion GLORY, per a report from Ariel Helwani of ESPN.
Per the report, Overeem is set to make his debut with the promotion later this year, although the opponent or date is not known at the moment.
Overeem, 41, is moving back to kickboxing after spending nearly a decade in the UFC. Having joined the promotion in 2011, he competed 20 times and earned 12 wins.
It was reported earlier this year that Overeem had parted ways with the UFC following a main event loss to Alexander Volkov. His UFC run included one title fight and eight main event appearances.
Overeem notably competed in kickboxing from 2001 to 2010, fighting at K-1 Kickboxing events in Japan.