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Wednesday, 01/04/2012, 12:20 pm

UFC NEWS – Dana White Targets Summer 2012 For Dos Santos vs. Overeem


“Hopefully this summer. This summer is probably when it’s going to go down. Alistair wants to take some time off. Dos Santos is ready but needs to get some training in. So hopefully, this summer. This is one of those fights where no matter where this ends up, it’ll be exciting. But I see this fight standing up and finding out who hits the hardest and who has the best chin.”

On the debut episode of UFC Tonight on FUEL TV, UFC president Dana White was asked when the new heavyweight champion would face his first title challenger and to that White responded with a possible date this upcoming summer.

Junior Dos Santos recently took out the previously undefeated Cain Velasquez to earn the UFC’s heavyweight title.

His next opponent, Alistair Overeem, is coming off a devastating win over Brock Lesnar this past Friday to earn the UFC’s number one contender spot.

The two will now look towards mid-2012 to get busy in the cage to determine the number one heavyweight fighter in the world.

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