Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem Will Finally Get Their Grudge on at UFC 160


dos-santos-vs-overeem-460x270Alistair Overeem had long been goading Junior dos Santos into a fight in the Octagon.

He pushed so many buttons that dos Santos, not the most outspoken of fighters, asked the UFC for a fight with him.

The fight is now going to happen, albeit under much different circumstances than either man expected when the blow-up began.

The two will square off in support of Cain Velasquez’s UFC heavyweight title defense against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at UFC 160 on May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

When Overeem’s initial callouts found their way to dos Santos, the Brazilian was the heavyweight champ. He lost the belt when Velasquez battered and bruised him over the course of their five-round main event at UFC 155.

Overeem’s last bout didn’t go his way either. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva knocked him out 25 seconds into the third round of their bout at UFC 156 on Super Bowl weekend.

So now the two big men will get the fight they wanted, but without the UFC heavyweight strap that they both covet on the line.

Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 15 days ago
  • 5 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight division has been in a serious holding pattern thanks to the oft-injured Cain Velasquez, who is the combat sports equivalent of Punxsutawney Phil: read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 17 views

Heavyweight power vs. speed met in May of 2013. Watch the dangerously hard-hitting Mark Hunt take on the lightning-fast hands of Junior Dos Santos at UFC 160. read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 9 views

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos is excited to return to action after being sidelined for 14 months against Stipe Miocic on Dec. 13. read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 115 views

"He was ahead in that fight and he didn't play it safe, he tried to finish the fight." How do you preview a slam-bang main event, like the one coming to UFC on FOX 13? By showing what both headliners read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 3 views

Junior dos Santos faces Stipe Miocic in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday. Dos Santos comes into the fight after a 14-month absence, due to injury. read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 44 views

Junior dos Santos returns to the Octagon to battle Stipe Miocic in the main event of tonight's (Sat., Dec. 13, 2014) UFC on Fox 13 event in Phoenix, Arizona. The two heavyweights are promising firewo read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 5 views

Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic collide in what is likely a title eliminator later TONIGHT (Sat., Dec. 13, 2014) at UFC on FOX 13 inside U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. With so much on th read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 6 views

Junior dos Santos will attempt to get one step closer to reclaiming his Heavyweight crown TONIGHT (Sat., Dec. 13, 2014) in UFC on FOX 13's main event from U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Ariz., again read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 7 views

In what will go down as one of the best heavyweight scraps of 2014, Junior dos Santos held on to beat Stipe Miocic on Saturday night at UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix. And though the judges had the hard ta read news >>