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Thread: Report: Alistair Overeem expected to face 'Bigfoot' Silva at UFC 156

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    Default Report: Alistair Overeem expected to face 'Bigfoot' Silva at UFC 156

    Report: Alistair Overeem expected to face 'Bigfoot' Silva at UFC 156 - Bloody Elbow




    Despite being able to even apply for a fighter's license until the end of December, it appears Overeem is already planning his return.

    Big news for UFC Heavyweight Alistair Overeem. According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Overeem is expected to make his return to the Octagon at UFC 156 on February 2. Of course, the fight would be contingent on Alistair getting relicensed in January. Last spring, The Reem was surprised by an unannounced drug test leading up to his title shot against champion Junior Dos Santos at UFC 146. He failed the test with a testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio well above the allowed limit. In the subsequent hearing, the NSAC informed him that he'd be unable to apply for a license before December 27, 2012, one year after his fight with Brock Lesnar at UFC 141.

    UFC president Dana White had previously indicated that Overeem could be in line for an immediate title shot upon his return. However, Alistair came out quickly after saying that he'd rather be active than wait for a shot. If this goes through, Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva will welcome him back from his hiatus. Bigfoot is coming off a big win at UFC On FX 5 over the previously undefeated Travis Browne. He stopped Browne in the first round with a big overhand right to gain his first UFC victory.

    UFC 156 will happen on Super Bowl weekend at the Mandalay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card will be headline with a Featherweight championship match between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar.
    Two big ass dudes. I think Alistair takes it--he's got the advantage in the stand up, and I'm not sure that Bigfoot has the wrestling technique to neutralize/maintain top position on such a powerhouse like Overeem. Should be a smasher.
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    Overeem destroys bigfoot.
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    Should be a good way to get Alistair back into the UFC before he gets that title shot.

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    ^Bigfoot is going to look like this by the end of the fight...AO is going to destroy him

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    I have this fight ending in Alistar getting KOed after he finds out NSAC is in the building and he runs so fast for the exit he slips and hits his head.

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    UPDATED: Alistair Overeem expected to face 'Bigfoot' Silva at UFC 156 - Bloody Elbow

    Update: The UFC has confirmed the match on UFC.com:

    Top-ten ranked heavyweight contenders will collide as Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Alistair “The Reem” Overeem have verbally agreed to fight at UFC 156.

    The bout, expected to take place Super Bowl weekend in Las Vegas, has been scheduled pending licensing approval of Overeem by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. That decision will be finalized in early 2013.
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    Isnt that the same card with Aldo vs Edgar?
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    I'm quite pleased he didn't get an immediate title shot.

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    This would be a tough fight for AO. Lets see if Bigfoot can last long enough to test AOs cardio.

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    LOL Poor BigFoot.

    Was destroyed by Cormier, was semi killed by Cain, and now he will be semi killed again by Overeem.
    It is Karma for what he did to Fedor hahahaha
    Not only brazilians can do this stuff


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