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Overeem Challenges Dos Santos vs. Velasquez Winner Early Next Year

Aistair Overeem (James Law/HeavyMMA)

Overeem to meet dos Santos vs. Velasquez winner next year

UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem is the next man in line to fight the winner of champion Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez.

Dana White announced the news following Saturday’s UFC 153, predicting March or April for the fight.

Velasquez and dos Santos rematch on December 29 in the headlining bout for UFC 155.

Meanwhile, Overeem has been outside of the Octagon for some time now after failing a drug test prior to his scheduled match up against dos Santos. That caused the UFC to call on Frank Mir to fight the champ at UFC 146 in a clearly uneven bout in which dos Santos dominated from the opening bell.

And Velasquez was the next man called upon as Overeem continues to serve his suspension.

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