It took the dos Santos all of 64 seconds to put Cain Velasquez to sleep this past November to capture the crown. The Brazilian had his knee operated on shortly after and has been on the mend ever since.
Overeem solidified his next dibs status by slapping Brock Lesnar into MMA retirement at UFC 141. The blockbuster bout was “The Demolition Man’s” debut inside the Octagon.
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the Memorial Day weekend festivities. Tickets for the show go on sale later this month.
Here is the card’s current roster:
Jason “Mayhem” Miller vs. C.B. Dollaway
Dan Hardy vs. Duane Ludwig
Glover Teixeira vs. Kyle Kingsbury
Shane Del Rosario vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Diego Brandao vs. Darren Elkins
Paul Sass vs. Jacob Volkmann
Edson Barboza vs. Evan Dunham
Alistair Overeem vs. Junior dos Santos (UFC Heavyweight Champion)