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Little over a year ago, Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir were two of the UFC heavyweight division's top contenders. These days, the two are both in desperate need of a win. On Nov. 16 , one of them will find victory at the other's expense. The two have agreed to face off at UFC 167, the UFC confirmed to FOX Sports on Thursday.
The fight's possibility was first reported by The Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The former UFC heavyweight champion Mir (16-8) is just days removed from his third straight loss, which came in the UFC 164 co-main event at the hands of Josh Barnett. The TKO loss was disputed by Mir, who bounced up off the mat immediately after ref Rob Hinds stopped the action, though most observers didn't criticize the decision. That defeat followed losses to Daniel Cormier and Junior dos Santos.
After winning his UFC debut, Overeem (36-13, 1 no contest) has suffered two straight knockout losses, being stopped by first Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva, and more recently Travis Browne . Prior to the rough stretch, he'd been unbeaten in 12 straight.
The match takes place on the fast-forming card to be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. On Wednesday, a bout between Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen was announced to go along with the UFC welterweight championship headliner between Georges St-Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks.
The show will serve as the 20th anniversary of UFC 1, which took place on Nov. 12, 1993 in Denver.
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A heavyweight battle between former multi-promotion champion Alistair Overeem and former UFC champion Frank Mir has been added to the UFC's 20th anniversary show. Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal broke the news of this bout being added the the main card of UFC 167 just moments ago. Both heavyweights are currently looking to rebound from some tough losses respectively...
I for one, do not believe that this fight was stopped early. When a knee connects to a head, and the body that owns that head flops to the ground… Well, the fight is over. Frank Mir says he was “flash KOd” and fine. Well, flash or not, a KO is a KO in my book. Can we agree on that? If anything, the ref did his job and saved Mir from a lot of punishment.
Josh Barnett agrees...
The following announcement was made via the UFC’s official website Heavyweight superstars Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir will look to get back on track when they face each other in a pivotal bout on November 16th’s UFC 167 card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. A former Strikeforce, Dream, and K-1 World Grand Prix champion, Overeem owns wins over Brock […]
Heavyweight standouts Alistair Overeem (36-13 (1nc)) and Frank Mir (16-8, pictured) will get a shot at redemption, following disappointing losses in their most recent bouts, with the UFC confirming that the pair will meet at UFC 167, an event that is set to mark the promotion’s twentieth anniversary. Boom! RT @AdamHillLVRJ: Just when […]
Yesterday it was announced that Alistair Overeem will face Frank Mir at UFC 167. The addition of this fight into the card is making for one impressive night of fights. UFC 167 already boasts GSP vs. Hendricks, Evans vs. Sonnen, and MacDonald vs. Lawler. One can only assume that this is Overeem’s last shot at [...]
Just five days after Frank Mir (pictured) suffered a controversial TKO loss to Josh Barnett at UFC 164, the former heavyweight champion will get a change to get right back at it.
On Thursday night, Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Mir will meet Alistair Overeem at UFC 167 on November 16. The UFC subsequently confirmed the news by retweeting the article.
Both decorated athletes could...
The UFC is gearing up for a super show at UFC 167. A big fight has been added underneath the GSP vs. Johny Hendricks main-event with more at stake than the welterweight title. Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem will be fighting for high stakes in Vegas.
It was announced yesterday by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and confirmed by the UFC that former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem will fight former two time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir at UFC 167. This show has been dubbed as the 20th anniversary show of the organization.
This is a big fight for Mir and Overeem as Mir has lost three fights in a row and Overeem...
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Since his victory over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at the debut of UFC on Fox Sports 1 last month, Chael Sonnen has had several requests. For starters, he wants to fight Wanderlei Silva, and if that doesn’t happen, he’d like to fight Vitor Belfort. If neither of those are likely, he wouldn’t mind simply getting in on the action at the UFC’s 20th anniversary...