Dos Santos-Overeem will be the main event of UFC 146 on May 26 from Las Vegas. The first episode of Primetime will air May 11 with following segments on May 18 and May 25. Replays are scheduled for Fuel TV.
“Cigano” will be making his first title-defense after earning the championship from Cain Velasquez last year. Dos Santos (14-1) was forced to undergo knee surgery following ligament damage suffered in training for the Velasquez fight but has since recovered fully. The affable Brazilian was also featured in a similar light for his bout with Velasquez, highlighting his humility and hard-work throughout.
Meanwhile, Overeem (36-11) made his UFC debut a successful one, knocking out ex-champion Brock Lesnar to secure the position of #1 contender. “The Reem” has worn gold in Strikeforce, K-1, and DREAM before and has won 34 of his total fights by way of a stoppage.
UFC 146 will also feature a bout to determine the next challenger to the title with Frank Mir and Velasquez fighting over the matter.
PHOTO CREDIT – UFC