Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Alistair Overeem Earns Title Shot Against Junior Dos Santos

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

With an impressive performance against Brock Lesnar in his UFC debut Friday night at UFC 141, Alistair Overeem has earned the first shot at the newly crowned UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos.

Overeem battered Lesnar with knees before finishing him off with a liver kick and it was then announced in the Octagon following the fight that Overeem is the new number one contender.

Dos Santos greeted his first challenger in the cage. Dos Santos won the title from Cain Velasquez in November.

“Today was all about bad intentions,” said Overeem, of the Lesnar fight “It was a nice K-1 body kick.

“Junior Dos Santos is next. I promise you guys that.”

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