The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight title will forever be the most elusive piece of hardware in all of mixed martial arts (MMA).
Within a stacked division built to pulverize, no one UFC Heavyweight champion has ever defended the belt more than twice. Just ask former titleholder Fabricio Werdum, who never even got to defend it once after losing to Stipe Miocic via first-round knockout back at UFC 198.
Well, according to Alistair Overeem, the title with change hands once again when he meets Miocic inside of the Octagon at UFC 203 on Sept. 10 in Cleveland, Ohio. Better yet, ‘The Reem’ is even calling his shot.
“Two,” said Overeem in a recent interview with TMZ Sports (shown above). “Not one, not three, two rounds.”
While Overeem failed to elaborate when reporters asked if his second-round finish prediction was for knockout or submission, but it’s likely that the Dutch kickboxer is aiming to chop Miocic’s head off, not squeeze it.
Overeem, 36, has been working his way towards a title shot since defeating Brock Lesnar via first-round TKO in his promotional debut back at UFC 141. Unexpected losses have certainly hampered his road to gold, but the MMA veteran has never looked better coming off back-to-back knockout finishes over former UFC Heavyweight champions Andrei Arlovski and Junior dos Santos.
UFC 203 will also feature the Octagon debut of Phil Brooks, better known as “CM Punk.”
Source:: mma mania