Junior Dos Santos To Fight Overeem At UFC Fight Night

By Staff  |  08/25/2015

unior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem

Former heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem are set to face each other at UFC Fight Night on December 19 in Orlando.

The two were previously scheduled to fight in May 2012 when dos Santos held the championship, but Overeem tested positive for an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio and was denied a fighter's license in Nevada.

Now, three years later, the match-up will finally happen.

Dos Santos (17-3) hasn't fought since last December, when he narrowly defeated Stipe Miocic via unanimous decision. Before that he lost to Cain Velasquez for the second time.

Overeem (39-14) is a former heavyweight champion in Strikeforce and DREAM. He is coming off a unanimous decision win against Roy Nelson at UFC 185 in March.

In addition to the lightweight title fight and heavyweight bout, the UFC Fight Night event will feature a recently announced lightweight contest between Nate Diaz (17-10) and Michael Johnson (16-9).