Alistair Overeem and Antonio Silva Planned for UFC 156
Antonio Silva has been wanting a fight with Alistair Overeem, and now he has it. Silva and Overeem are expected to face off at UFC 156 in February. The fight is contingent, of course, on Overeem getting a license from the Nevada State Athletic Commission once his suspension is finished.
Overeem is still considered the #1 contender to the UFC heavyweight title and would have the next shot against the winner of Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez’s bout on December 29th, but he decided to get back into competition instead of waiting for the shot.
The show will take place February 2nd, 2013 and will also feature Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar for the featherweight title.