Alistair Overeem vs Bob Sapp in an arm wrestling match
Between the two of them, Alistair Overeem and Bob Sapp combined are over 600lbs of muscular mayhem. So one must wonder who would win if they were to get into a fight?
Well if it were an MMA fight it is very likely Overeem would walk away with a relatively easy knockout victory, but what if it were a contest more dependent on raw strength such as arm wrestling?
Well, in 2012 a Japanese gameshow named ‘Giant Killing’ for Fuji TV held an arm-wrestling tournament featuring the likes of Kazushi Sakuraba, Bob Sapp, Mark Hunt, Alistair Overeem, and Semmy Schilt.
Alistair Overeem and Bob Sapp each were situated at opposite ends of the bracket where they both proceeded to tear through all of their opponents, which then set up a showdown between the K-1 veterans.
Before the match, they proceeded to have an interesting stare down which saw Overeem and Sapp flex their muscles in a display of dominance toward one another which wowed the studio audience.
All said and done, Overeem and Sapp started their match with the ‘Beast’ using his superior size and strength advantage to slowly but surely takedown ‘The Reem’ and win the tournament.
After Sapp was victorious the game host surprised him with a new challenger in the form of Yoshinobu Kanai who was the former Japanese Arm Wrestling Champion. With arms comparable to Popeye and the technical skill to back it up, Sapp was going to have his work cut out for him having gone through an entire gauntlet in one night.
After a much tenser stare down the two competitors braced them and as fast as the referee said go, Yoshinobu Kanai took down Bob Sapp’s arm literally in an instant giving himself the win and proving it’s all in the wrist.