VIDEO | UFC fighters make their picks for UFC 203 | Alistair Overeem vs. Stipe Miocic

September 9, 2016 6:27 pm by Russell Ess

UFC 203 takes place in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday at the Quicken Loans arena.

The main event will feature a UFC heavyweight title fight. Cleveland’s champion, Stipe Miocic will look to defend his title for the first time against Alistair Overeem.

Ahead of the heavyweight championship clash, fellow UFC fighters spoke with MMA Junkie and gave their predictions on the fight.

Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic holds a 15-2 professional mixed martial arts record and has gone 9-2 in the UFC. Miocic first lost to Stefan Struve in the second round of their fight, which took place at UFC on Fuel TV 5, all the way back in 2012. Miocic last lost to former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos in their heavyweight battle at UFC on FOX 13 back in December, 2014. Miocic has gone on a three-fight winning streak since then, picking up the heavyweight belt with a crushing first-round knockout over Fabricio Werdum at UFC 198.

Former Strikeforce, Dream, and K-1 champion Alistair Overeem holds a lengthy 41-14 professional record with one bout ruled a no-contest. Overeem is 6-3 in the UFC with his first UFC loss coming from the hands of Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva where Overeem was knocked out in the third round at UFC 156, which took place back in 2013. “The Demolition Man” had back-to-back knockout losses when he was next stopped by Travis Browne. Overeem’s last loss was against Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night 50 back in 2014 and has since gone on a four-fight winning streak finishing all of his fights except for one unanimous decision win over the durable Roy Nelson.

Who are you picking to win the UFC heavyweight champion fight on Saturday night? Share your prediction on how and when the fight ends for the main event title fight between Stipe Miocic and Alistair Overeem in the comment section!


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