Alistair Overeem vs. Curtis Blaydes is official for UFC 225

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A prominent veteran of the pesos full will enter the octagon with a young prospect in the division, and in the native town of this last. After an initial report from ESPN, the UFC officially announced that Alistair Overeem will fight with Curtis Blaydes in UFC 225, to be held on the ninth of June at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The event already has a stellar announced or defined order to the meetings.

Overeem (43-16, 1 no result) seeks to recover from its now-famous defeat by knockout in front of Francis Ngannou at UFC 218. Prior to this, “The Reem” had consecutive wins against Fabricio nobody wants and Mark Hunt, made after a defeat against the champion Stipe Miocic in UFC 203. In total, the veteran Dutch 37-year-old has lost only two of their last eight fights, having scored victories over other fighters featured as Andrei Arlovski and Junior dos Santos.

Blaydes (9-1, 1 no result) it takes three consecutive wins, the most recent a performance dominant over Mark Hunt at UFC 221. The Chicago native would have a streak of five victories had it not been for a No Result against Adam Milstead, caused by testing positive for marijuana in February of 2017. The only defeat fighter of 27 years, he was in front of Francis Ngannou, technical knockout by the intervention of the doctor, in the debut of Blaydes in the UFC in 2016.

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