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Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

UFC’s Alistair Overeem and Stefan Struve Have Agreed to Fight

Struve (photo via UFC.com)

By FCF Staff

Recently Dana White announced that the UFC would give Alistair Overeem at least one more fight, and now the promotion has confirmed he’s verbally agreed to face Stefan Struve.

The two heavyweights will square off at UFC on FOX 13, which will be hosted by the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix.

Overeem (37-14) will be looking to rebound from the stoppage loss he suffered at the hands of Ben Rothwell on September 5th, which was the Dutch fighter’s third defeat in four fights.

Prior to the loss, the former Strikeforce champ worked his way to a decision win over Frank Mir in February.

Struve (25-6) hasn’t fought since March, 2013, when he was taken out by Mark Hunt. The massive heavyweight, who’s also from the Netherlands, was sidelined for over a year due to a rare heart condition.

Struve was scheduled to fight Matt Mitrione at UFC 175 in July, but after he nearly feinted, the bout was cancelled.


posted by FCF Staff @ 2:20 am
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