This bout not only marks a meeting of two of the biggest heavyweight stars in the sport but one possibly serving as an "end of the road" for the loser. Alistair Overeem has looked like a shell of himself since beating Brock Lesnar and subsequently getting popped for testosterone use, while Frank Mir is on a three-fight slide including knockouts in two of the three stumbles. Neither is getting any younger either. If Overeem loses he is likely to be released, while Mir may seriously consider retirement the next time his chin is tested and fails. Throw in the ability each man still possesses when it comes to striking and submissions, and you’ve got a recipe for a very memorable match-up.
The UFC is still in the early stages of scheduling UFC 167 but the card already looks like a killer on paper. Clearly out to meet the standard set by the show coming on essentially the 20th anniversary of the first UFC event, a headlining bout between welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and heavy-handed wrestler Johny Hendricks has already receive five other fights with most featuring former title-contenders or divisional kings. Check out six superb showdowns set for November 16 in Las Vegas… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)