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.

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