With options at heavyweight limited, Alistair Overeem’s first fight on his new UFC contract will come against current teammate Andrei Arlovski on May 8 in Rotterdam, according to a report from Bleacher Report’s Jeremy Botter.
Both fighters have been training at the Jackson-Winkeljohn camp in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where they’ll remain in advance of this fight.
Overeem has won three straight fights in the UFC’s heavyweight division, most recently stopping former Heavyweight Champ Junior dos Santos in December. Arlovski, a former UFC Heavyweight Champ himself, had been on the path to a title fight with a four fight winning streak after returning to the UFC in 2014, but a 54 second loss to Stipe Miocic last month has him in need of a rebound.
The May 8 Rotterdam event will be the UFC’s first ever card in the Netherlands, and is expected to air live on UFC Fight Pass.
[Alistair Overeem art by Grant Gould (c) MMATorch.com]
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