JDS to face Overeem at UFC on FOX 17
UFC officially confirmed what has been lately discussed a lot. Junior dos Santos will finally fight Alistair Overeem.
Overeem and JDS will fight in the UFC on FOX 17 co-main event that will be held December 19. These two fighters were already set to fight, but both matches were canceled. The first match was canceled after Overeem tested positive on a doping test, and the second time he got injured.
In his last two matches Overeem (39-14 1NC) defeated Stefan Struve via KO in the first round and Roy Nelson via unanimous decision. When it comes to Junior dos Santos (17-3), in his last match he defeated Stipe Miočić after five rounds via unanimous decision and then took a knee and nose surgery. This will be his comeback after a one-year break.
UFC on FOX 17 will be headlined by Rafael dos Anjos and Donald Cerrone in the lightweight title fight.
UFC on FOX 17
Rafael dos Anjos (c) vs. Donald Cerrone
Junior dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem
Michael Johnson vs. Nate Diaz
C.B. Dollaway vs. Nate Marquardt
Josh Samman vs. Tamdan McCrory