“Big Country” Roy Nelson (21-10-0) and “The Reem” Alistair Overeem (38-14-0, 1NC) will meet at UFC 185, March 14th at American Airlines Center in Dallas, the UFC announced yesterday.
Overeem is coming off a recent December TKO win over Stefan Struve at UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs Miocic, while Nelson is looking to bounce back from the first stoppage of his career by Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs Nelson last September.
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