UFC officials announced the likelihood of the matchup last night via twitter.
The two heavyweight fighters will likely face on in May’s UFC 146 event set to take place in Las Vegas Nevada’s MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Alistair Overeem is highly regarded as one of the best heavyweight fighters in the world. Owner of the Guinness Book of World Records title for most heavyweight combat titles held, the former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 kickboxing champion earned his shot at the UFC title by taking out Brock Lesnar in the very first round of his UFC debut.
Dos Santos burst onto the UFC scene with a debut knockout over the highly regarded Fabricio Werdum. From the start of his UFC career no man has been able to top him and that includes the former undefeated champion Cain Velasquez, who Dos Santos beat at UFC on FOX 1 to win the UFC’s title.
This heavyweight clash between the division’s best strikers is sure to deliver fireworks.