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Alistair Overeem targeted for UFC 164, opponent uncertain

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Top-tier heavyweight Alistair Overeem's return to the octagon is targeted for late summer, multiple sources close to the fighter told MMAjunkie.com.

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Post #1   5/13/13 4:09:25PM   

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Probably Mir as they are both coming off losses.

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Posted by Shawn91111

Probably Mir as they are both coming off losses.



That is a great match up. I hope Reem gets back on track with a win in his next fight. Shit I hope Reem at some point gets a rematch with Bigfoot. I just cant shake that one and I still think Reem will destroy Bigfoot.

Post #3   5/13/13 5:39:55PM   

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Rumor going around is it's Travis Browne. Nothing is official. Just a rumor. If true, this can't be the main event, can it?

Post #4   5/13/13 6:12:11PM   

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Rumor mill says Browne

Makes sense thought it would be him or nelson.
Co main event to maybe Jones vs machida

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Can't be Henderson title fight cause they wouldn't know untill days before who will face him

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Posted by Shawn91111

Probably Mir as they are both coming off losses.



I like the match up and everything, but I wouldn't see Mir winning as a likely scenario. Mir normally struggles with powerful strikers with good TDD. That said, Mir has good enough striking to get by against many HW, and given the question marks a lot of people still have about Overeem's chin, there is a chance the Reem could get caught and if Mir could use that moment to seize the TDD things could get really interesting. Don't see it happening, but it is a possibility.

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Posted by ThaAxeMurderer7

Rumor going around is it's Travis Browne. Nothing is official. Just a rumor. If true, this can't be the main event, can it?



I like this fight. I'd pick the Reem, but it really is an intriguing match up to me. I wouldn't possibly think it could be a main event, or even a co-main. The ufc has done some crazy things with their mains and co-mains before though, so who knows.

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"Opponent Uncertain" still?

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Post #8   5/13/13 7:39:39PM   

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Posted by ThaAxeMurderer7

Rumor going around is it's Travis Browne. Nothing is official. Just a rumor. If true, this can't be the main event, can it?



I like this fight. I'd pick the Reem, but it really is an intriguing match up to me. I wouldn't possibly think it could be a main event, or even a co-main. The ufc has done some crazy things with their mains and co-mains before though, so who knows.



I agree with everything you said. If this were a FOX Sports 1 card, then I would say it's main event material, but for sure not a PPV quality main event.

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I would love to see a big country fight!

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I'd like to see him fight Mir. Both coming of losses, would be a good scrap.

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Mirrr would be cool cuz Frank shat on R33M before his fight with Lesnar saying Overeem is going to get tooled by wrestlers in the UFC. Plus, Mir seems to be heading towards to the end of his career. It would be epic if Reem could retire both Brock and Frank.

Big Country would be cool too bc he is adamantly against steroid use.

Browne would not be as cool.

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Sherdog has Overeem listed against Browne for Milwaukee.. fuck i was gonna go to a Macklemore show, but after seeing Overeem listed on the Milwaukee event..this changes everything..went to the first event, might have to go to this one too..

Post #13   5/14/13 3:27:19PM