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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

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