Alistair Overeem Injured, Out of UFC 160 Showdown with Junior dos Santos
has suffered an injury and will be unable to compete
against Junior dos
Sherdog.com confirmed the news Wednesday with a source close to the
development. MMAFighting.com first reported
Overeem’s injury on Wednesday evening. Overeem and dos Santos were
slated to lock horns in the May 25 co-main event from MGM Grand
Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The evening’s main card airs live on
pay-per-view and is topped by a heavyweight title rematch pitting
reigning UFC king Cain
Velasquez against former EliteXC champion Antonio
Overeem, 32, returned to the Octagon last month after serving a
nine-month suspension handed down by the Nevada Athletic Commission
when Overeem produced an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone
level during a random drug test last year. “The Demolition Man” was
upset by Silva in his promotional return at UFC 156, suffering a
third-round knockout in a loss that served as the Dutchman’s first
defeat since 2007.
Dos Santos, 28, also saw a large winning streak snapped in his most
recent in-cage appearance, as “Cigano” was dominated by Velasquez
en route to a unanimous decision defeat at UFC 155 on Dec. 29. Dos
Santos began his UFC career with nine straight wins, capturing the
heavyweight title from Velasquez in November 2011 and defending it
successfully against Frank Mir at
UFC 146 after Overeem was pulled from that matchup as the result of
his flagged drug test.
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