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Junior dos Santos-Alistair Overeem meeting on Memorial Day Weekend

Alistair OvereemFor a long time it seemed certain UFC heavyweights Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem were destined to duke it out inside the Octagon. Of course, at the time Dos Santos was divisional king and Overeem was a powerhouse riding the momentum of an impressive winning streak.

While both men are coming off losses, changing the dynamic of their duel, fans will still have a chance to see the two clash come May 25 at UFC 160. The Memorial Day Weekend event is headlined by a title-fight featuring Cain Velasquez-Antonio Silva (who beat Dos Santos/Overeem respectively in their most recent rumbles).

The bout was confirmed this week on UFC Tonight.

The 15-2 Dos Santos suffered his first stumble in the UFC to Velasquez last December. Prior to the defeat “Cigano” had gone 9-0 in under the organization’s banner including success against the likes of Fabricio Werdum, Shane Carwin, and Velasquez in their initial encounter.

Overeem had picked up eleven straight victories before running into Silva earlier this month at UFC 156. The Dutch finisher owns a career mark of 36-12 with 34 stoppages to his credit.

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC

6 COMMENTS
  • Niv says:

    This just might prove to be the fight we were all hoping to see.

    Both fighters coming off bad losses with something to prove, and both fighters styles tailor made for a stoppage.

    This will be a definite ppv buy!

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    JDS by ko if he can get off first, Overeem by ko if he gets off first. If I was betting though I would pick JDS, either way I agree 100% with Niv a cant miss ppv.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    I wonder if Overeem will not respect JDS’ power any more then he did Bigfoots

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  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    should be a highlight reel for Jds

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  • Mad_Hatter_XX says:

    The Reem just might have talked himself into an ass beating

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  • moosebaby02 says:

    Hatter me thinks that the reem has talked himself right out of the UFC. Really after this ass whopping and trust me it will be an ass whopping who is gonna want to keep watching reem??? God what mouth peice he is. Looks good on him

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