UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will meet Alistair Overeem on the scheduled May 26 event in Las Vegas on Memorial Day weekend.
UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta answered specifically when a fan asked the date for the next heavyweight title fight.
“Memorial Day weekend Vegas,” Fertitta responded to the question of when dos Santos vs. Overeem would happen.
Following the fight, dos Santos had to have knee surgery, but he’s been saying since early January that he was on schedule to come back soon.
As for Alistair Overeem, he earned the shot at dos Santos’ title by crushing former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar at UFC 141 to close out 2011 in Las Vegas. Overeem bombed the former champ with strikes to end the fight in the first round.
Now the former Strikeforce, Dream, and K-1 Grand Prix champion will get his first crack at the UFC heavyweight title in May.