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A heavyweight clash between Alistair Overeem and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva has been tentatively booked for UFC 156 on February 2nd.
UFC officials confirmed the bout which is pending Overeem’s license being approved by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). Overeem was scheduled to face Junior dos Santos as UFC 146 but failed a pre-fight drug test in March for elevated testosterone levels. His license was subsequently suspended by the NSAC for nine months ending December 27.
Overeem (36-11) is unbeaten in his last 12 fights. In his last outing and promotional debut at UFC 141, Overeem defeated Brock Lesnar by technical knockout in the first round. Silva (17-4) earned the first UFC win of his career with an impressive first round technical knockout of Travis Browne at UFC on FX 5.
UFC 156 will be held from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The event will be headlined by a highly anticipated featherweight title fight matching champion Jose Aldo against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.
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Although it was believed Alistair Overeem (Pictured) would retain his heavyweight top contender moniker once his nine-month drug suspension was lifted, the Las Vegas Review-Journal is reporting the former Strikeforce champion make his return against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at UFC 156.
The UFC essentially confirmed the scrap by retweeting the post.
Of course, Overeem must first...
UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem has verbally agreed to fight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at UFC 156, being held on SuperBowl weekend. Both parties involved have agreed to the bout verbally as Overeem is still waiting out the rest of his nine month suspension due to a failed drug test. His suspension ends December 27th. The fight [...]
We all know that Dana White is a gambler but he is taking a big one at UFC 156. Alistair Overeem is scheduled to return but will not be stepping right back into a title fight. The former champion will instead have to go throw a giant en route to a championship fight.