Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio “Big Foot” Silva at UFC 156 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Former Strikeforce heavyweight champion, Alistair Overeem will make his return sooner than expected when he faces Antonio “Big Foot” Silva at UFC 156 on Super Bowl weekend set for February 2nd in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC officials confirmed the matchup themselves.

Overeem was due to face Junior dos Santos for the title at UFC 146 in May but was pulled from the fight after his T:E ratio was as high as 14:1. The Nevada State Athletic Commission reduced the normal one-year term to nine months after great deliberation.

“Big Foot” made his octagon debut earlier this year when he took on former champion, Cain Velasquez, losing in the very first round via TKO. He got back to winning ways last time out stopping the previously undefeated, Travis Browne in the first round.

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