It appears that the fight between Alistair Overeem and Junior Dos Santos will be pushed back from May until sometime in the summer. According to a March 7th report by MMAJunkie.com, Overeem suffered an injury which forced him out of the UFC 160 fight against Dos Santos. Instead of finding a replacement, UFC President Dana White decided to push back their encounter.
This fight could end up being a title eliminator since both men are coming off losses. Overeem lost at UFC 156 to Antonio Silva while Dos Santos lost his heavyweight title to Cain Velasquez at UFC 155.
Overeem would later confirm his injury by stating on his official Twitter page that he had a slight tear in his quad muscle. Alistair just returned from a long suspension due to a failed drug test. He returned to the octagon only to lose to Silva. It was the first loss of his career since 2007.
This bout is expected to be a hard hitting affair as both men look to knockout their opponents. Dos Santos has the advantage in speed and on the ground. Overeem's best chance of winning is landing the big punch.
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