Alistair Overeem is facing one of the toughest challenges of his career tonight in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 17 when he faces #3 ranked Junior Dos Santos.
Overeem is currently on a 2-fight win streak that has seen him KO Stefan Struve, and pick up a decision win over Roy Nelson.
While his plan is to test the market after his fight with JDS, a win for Overeem could very well put him in title contention once again.
Ahead of the bout, he is confident that he and his team have the perfect gameplan to defeat the former champ.
He spoke to UFC.com:
“I’m very relaxed and loose. My team is here from Holland and I’m ready to go. I’m ready for this fight and we have the perfect game plan. My preparation and cardio are all where they need to be. I’ve been training for this fight ever since the Roy Nelson fight because I knew my next fight was going to be “JDS” so I just kept pushing through and here we are. I’m ready to go out there and perform on Saturday.
“In my opinion this is a fight he didn’t want. I was watching some of his interviews back in August and he mentioned a lot of other names but mine. I was like, ‘Hey…what about me?’ The entire world wants to see this fight, and as a fighter you want as many eyes in the world as possible to see you fight. This was the biggest fight out there and I was just baffled why he wouldn’t want this fight to happen. He wasn’t pushing for it so I decided to push his buttons a little bit. I was successful at doing that and now we are going to step into the Octagon here in a few days.”
Do you think Overeem’s gameplan will be enough to defeat Junior Dos Santos?