as declared in Former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum will look to return to action this July against old rival Alistair Overeem in a bout currently in the works for UFC 213 on July 8.
If the fight comes together as expected, it will be the third time Werdum and Overeem have faced off.
The first bout took place in PRIDE Fighting Championships back in 2006 when Werdum submitted Overeem with a second-round kimura.
The rematch was in 2011 as Overeem got his revenge with a decision victory over Werdum during the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix.
It must be noted, no contracts have been inked and UFC officials have not announced the bout as of yet.
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Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum Targeted For UFC 213
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Fabricio Werdum versus Alistair Overeem added to International Fight Week’s UFC 213
Alistair got his revenge five years later in Strikeforce, eliminating Fabricio from the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix by decision.
The bout is a clear sign the UFC is serious about making UFC 213 a blockbuster event, and we can’t wait to see what other fights get added in the weeks to come.
Werdum was originally set to fight Ben Rothwell at UFC 211 in Dallas on May 13th, but that fight got scrapped after Rothwell failed a USADA drug test.
According to FloCombat, a heavyweight match up between Fabricio Werdum and Alistair Overeem will go down at the Las Vegas event which will be the culmination of International Fight Week.
The UFC and Michael Bisping seem to be having some problems getting Georges St-Pierre to fight at UFC 213 on July 8th, but at least the rest of the card is starting to come together nicely.
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