Alistair Overeem vs Junior dos Santos in the works for May 26 in Las Vegas
by Jesse Holland on Feb 10, 2012 9:36 AM
Happy Memorial Day weekend!
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) head cheese, Lorenzo Fertitta, dropped a few bombs last night from his official Twitter account, shedding some light on potential match-ups in the Heavyweight division and beyond.
Starting with Alistair Overeem vs. Junior dos Santos.
According to Fertitta, the 265-pound title fight is expected to headline the upcoming UFC 146 pay-per-view (PPV) event on May 26 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Overeem has been crushing the competition for years now, compiling 11 wins in 12 fights (one no contest) since 2007. He made a successful debut with the UFC last December by stopping (and retiring) Brock Lesnar in the first round by way of technical knockout (TKO) using his vaunted K-1 level striking.
Dos Santos, no different than Overeem, has been absolutely destroying his competition. In fact, just like "Demolition Man," he hasn't lost a fight since 2007, the lone defeat of his career.
However, unlike "The Reem," the Brazilian bomber has been running through top competition inside the Octagon. He's 8-0 under the UFC banner with five knockouts, including his 64-second destruction of Cain Velasquez that earned him the heavyweight strap.
Time to find out which of these monsters is the true king of the heavyweights.
Who ya' got?