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Overeem ready to claim long-awaited title shot

Alistair Overeem’s journey to the top of the UFC’s heavyweight division hasn’t gone quite as fast as expected. But on Sunday night, the Dutch striker will get his chance to make good on squandered opportunities by securing a shot at the only major combat sports trophy that has eluded him so far, in front of familiar faces at Fight Night Rotterdam. Headlining the Octagon’s first foray into his home country of the Netherlands, Overeem will get the chance to add one of the most prestigious names in the sport to his resume when he squares off against former champion Andrei ... Read the Full Article Here

Johnson-Teixeira set to rumble in Chicago

The co-main event for this summer's UFC on FOX card in Chicago is now official, as top light heavyweight contenders Anthony "Rumble" Johnson and Glover Teixeira will meet at United Center on July 23. The FOX-televised bout was first reported by the UFC's Megan Olivi on Wednesday. Currently ranked second in the world at 205 pounds, Johnson has won five of six bouts since returning to the UFC in 2014. Most recently, he needed just 86 seconds to knock out Ryan Bader in January. The No. 3-ranked Teixeira is on a hot streak as well, having finished Ovince Saint Preux, Patrick Cummins and Rashad Eva ... Read the Full Article Here

Downes Side: Fight Night Rotterdam picks

That’s right, boys and girls, it’s time for another (Rotter)dam good edition of the Downes Side. It’s only fitting because Rotterdam is known as the “Gateway to Europe,” and the Nostradamus of MMA is your gateway to enlightenment.Luckily, the gate to this weekend’s fight night has a low price of admission. Live from the Ahoy Rotterdam convention center, there may not be pirates, but there will be some of the UFC’s finest. In the main event of the night, heavyweights Andrei Arlovski and Alistair Overeem battle for a spot in the title picture. We’l ... Read the Full Article Here

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