Alistair Overeem takes on Stefan Struve at UFC on Fox 13 on December 13th. Overeem is coming off a loss earlier this month to Ben Rothwell via TKO in the first round. Struve was supposed to fight Matt Mitrione in July at UFC 175, but was taken off the card at the last minute do to a fainting spell he suffered.
Overeem has had a very intriguing 2-3 record in the UFC thus far. He had a brilliant debut in December 2011 against Brock Lesnar, scoring a TKO via body kick and punches. From there he went on to win two rounds against Antonio Silva, but only to get KO’d in the third after tiring out. Then after battering Travis Browne in his next fight, Browne pulled off an unbelievable comeback and KO’d Overeem with a front kick and punches, after Overeem once again started to run out of steam. Then Overeem won a unanimous decision over Frank Mir in February 2014. And in his most recent performance, Once again Overeem was looking tremendous in his striking, hammering Rothwell with a vareity of strikes. But Rothwell took all Overeem through at him, and found the opportune time to land a big shot, and finished the fight via TKO in the first round.
Overeem is ranked #11 at heavyweight, while Struve is place at #14.