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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