It was announced yesterday by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and confirmed by the UFC that former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem will fight former two time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir at UFC 167. This show has been dubbed as the 20th anniversary show of the organization.
This is a big fight for Mir and Overeem as Mir has lost three fights in a row and Overeem has lost two straight and the loser could out of the UFC.
Mir last fought about a week ago at UFC 164 when he was defeated by Josh Barnett by TKO, even though Mir had questioned the stoppage of referee Rob Hinds. Before that fight, Mir had lost to Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix winner Daniel Cormier and former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos.
We last seen Overeem about three weeks ago when he lost to Travis Browne by TKO at UFC Fight Night 26. Before that fight, Overeem had lost to Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at UFC 156 in February.
UFC 167 will be taking place at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, with the card headlined by UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre facing off with Johny Hendricks.
Here is the card right now for UFC 167:
• Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks – for welterweight title
• Rashad Evans vs. Chael Sonnen
• Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem
• Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald
• Josh Koscheck vs. Tyron Woodley