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Tuesday, 03/06/2012, 01:59 pm

Overeem vs. JDS Heavyweight Title Fight Official For UFC 146 In May

We announced this a month ago, but the UFC has now confirmed our rumor as fact.

Junior Dos Santos finally has a date penned for his first UFC title defense against Alistair Overeem.

UFC officials announced the bout as official just moments ago.

UFC 146 is set to go down on May 26 at Las Vegas Nevada’s MGM Grand Garden Arena. The heavyweight title fighter between Alistair Overeem and Junior Dos Santos will serve as the evenings main event.

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.

Read More: Junior Dos Santos (News), Alistair Overeem (News), UFC 146


37 Responses to “Overeem vs. JDS Heavyweight Title Fight Official For UFC 146 In May”

  1. Dick Diaz says:

    yeahhhhhh budddddddy!

  2. Xaninho says:

    Can’t wait to see this!

  3. Zac says:

    Reem all night long baby!! And by that I mean he’s gonna get KOd and will be sleeping all night long. Let’s go junior!!

  4. coffee409 says:

    JDS all the way.

  5. slacker says:

    Muay Thai/Kickboxing will defeat boxing once again! The Reembear!

  6. tank says:

    JDS is going to break that glass jaw of overeem.

  7. magoo says:

    JRs gonna put the big dutchman to sleep!

  8. tank says:

    Overeem couldn’t take the power of most light heavy weights when he was fighting in the division what makes people think he can take JDS’s power. Give a break people. Overeem will get hit and go into survival mode.

  9. Cigano will maul this big bum. Reem wont make it past 30 seconds or 1 punch. Which ever happens first.

  10. Jason N says:

    JDS is gonna smash him. Can’t wait for this one.

    • Raven Blaze says:

      How do any of u figure that JDS is going to beat Alister? seriously Allister Overeem’s striking is close to the level of an Anderson Silva JDS isn’t as technical. Not to mention Allister Overeem has been a champion in every fight promotion he’s been in come on now JDS does have a chance to win but its a very slim chance.

  11. Night-Wind says:


  12. k says:

    good fight but can’t see alistair winning

  13. slacker says:

    The Reembear is going to maul him, rip open his stomach, and forage his insides for berries and honey! Maybe some porridge too for the bearcubs.

    • bahahaREEMbear says:

      is that how his jizz taste when moneyshottin it in ur mouth? cause WOW you sound like the biggest Reem bandwagoner.

      • slacker says:

        Seeing how JDS just got the title a couple calendar flips ago – whereas the Reembear has already won 3 titles, years ago – you would certainly be an expert on bandwagoning. Enjoy it while you can. It will all be over soon.

  14. maurice says:

    i think this fight is going to be super similiar to cain vs jds. reem will look descent landing a few kicks, as jds dances around and guages his timing. and then jds decides to go for the kill and reem wont recover. jds by first round tko. bet.

  15. This is great news for JDS. At least he knows how long he will remain champion now.

  16. Alistair overeem says:

    Alistair is going to be now the best fighter pound for pound in the world YEAH!!!! i think alistair is going to do a tko after he kicks jds in the ribs

  17. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    I believe JDS is going to win by TKO but if he loses I won’t be surprised either since Overeem has some wicked knees. But this won’t end by decision.

  18. Jason N says:

    Put him on the pre-lims.

  19. Dave says:

    Would you fight a guy that was in the porn industry, what if he has a transmittable STD that went undetected.

  20. MAgog says:

    will nate be better than nick? He has a chance out shine his brother being active,

    you can’t win it if your not in it.

  21. Raven Blaze says:

    I like Junior but lets be real here Alister Overeem will destroy him an become the new ufc heavyweight champion an will remain that way for along time. I don’t see Allister losing the striking battle to Junior, Juniors one of the best in the world but his striking is no ware near the level of Alister

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