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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Report: Alistair Overeem Likely to Return at UFC 164

Overeem standing over Fabricio Werdum

By FCF Staff

Alistair Overeem will look to rebound from the TKO loss he suffered versus Antonio “Big Foot” Silva in February, and an injury which pulled him from this month’s UFC 160 card at UFC 164 in August.

According to a report from MMA Junkie.com, sources close to the fighter have informed the outlet that Overeem is expected to make his Octagon return at the August 31st card, which will be hosted by Milwaukee, Wisconsin. No information regarding an opponent has been confirmed.

Overeem was scheduled to fight Junior dos Santos on May 25th, however, he was forced to withdraw due to an injury. Mark Hunt stepped in as his replacement.

The Dutch heavyweight has gone 1-1 to date in the UFC, as prior to fighting Silva, Overeem scored a quick, stoppage win over former champ Brock Lesnar in December, 2011.

Full Contact Fighter will have more on his story and UFC 164 as it develops.



posted by FCF Staff @ 1:58 pm
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