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UFC Fight Night 87 predictions, preview, and analysis

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) comes rumbling back into our lives this weekend for a special Sunday (May 8, 2016) mixed martial arts (MMA) extravaganza as UFC Fight Night 87: “Overeem vs. Arlovski” takes place inside Ahoy Rotterdam in Netherlands.

Happy Mother’s Day! Now let’s watch men in shorts beat the shit out of each other.

Headlining the FOX Sports 1 fight card is a pair of former heavyweight champions in Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski. The former could be one big win from a crack at the UFC crown, while the latter is trying to rebuild some momentum after last January’s setback.

In the titanic co-main event, two fighters on the brink of unemployment will try to avoid potential pink slips as Stefan Struve goes into battle against Antonio Silva. Both “Skyscraper” and “Bigfoot” have struggled in recent years and this may be their last hurrah.

At least they’ll go out with a bang (fest).

Before we break down the six-fight main card, head over to our special “Prelims” preview and predictions here and here. For all the UFC “Rotterdam” odds and betting lines click here.

Now then, let’s get to it.

265 lbs.: Alistair “Demolition Man” Overeem (40-14, 1 NC) vs. Andrei “Pitbull” Arlovski (25-11, 1 NC)

Nostradumbass predicts: There’s been quite a debate over the past few years about Andrei Arlovski, as fans have often wondered if he has a glass chin, or simply gets hit too many times during a fight. In the end, it doesn’t really matter, as the result stays the same.

Eight of his 11 losses have come by way of knockout.

For “Pitbull” fans, it has to be maddening. Here we have a heavyweight fighter who not only has the look, but also the punching power, Sambo skills, and raw athleticism to make him a superstar. But ….View full article

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