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Former number one contender for the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Heavyweight Championship Alistair Overeem has been given another shot to get himself back into the title picture in the division after being handed a match against the former UFC Heavyweight champion Frank Mir at UFC 167, scheduled for the 16th of November in Las Vegas, Nevada, it has been announced by the UFC.
Overeem was one of the most anticipated arrivals into the UFC a couple of years back, on the back of his brilliant career, both in kickboxing as well as in Mixed Martial Arts where he has been a former champion in Strike Force. But his run in the UFC has been littered with controversies, which surfaced one after the other, causing the UFC a lot of problems and costing a lot in revenue.
But it seems that the UFC is still quite intent in getting him back on the right track by handing him a chance to defeat the former two time UFC Heavyweight Championship holder Mir, who has been on the worst run of his professional career in recent months, losing his last three bouts comprehensively. And the UFC will hope that Alistair Overeem finally comes good on his promises and deliver a show that everyone knows he is capable of, after what has been an extremely turbulent period for the Dutchman in the promotion.
He was given a shot at the UFC Heavyweight Championship but was forced out of it after failing a drug test. When he returned, he was given another crack at the title if he managed to defeat Antonio Silva but Alistair Overeem lost that match as well. And the UFC will hope that it will be third time lucky for The Demolition Man who has the talent to take the division to a new level.
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