MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani reports that Alistair Overeem has suffered an injury that will keep him out of action for weeks which means he will not be able to fight Junior dos Santos at UFC 160.
The bout was set to take place on May 25.
This is the second time a planned fight between Overeem and dos Santos has been scrapped due to Overeem being removed from the bout. The first time was when Overeem was set to challenge for the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 146, but was removed from the bout due to failing a pre-fight drug test.
Overeem was knocked out in his last outing at UFC 156 by Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the third round. Dos Santos lost his UFC heavyweight title in his rematch with Cain Velasquez via unanimous decision at UFC 155 in December.
UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt has indicated that he’s willing to fight Junior dos Santos if asked by the UFC. Hunt won his fourth consecutive fight last week, knocking out Stefan Struve in the c0-main event of the UFC on FUEL TV 8 show in Japan.
Stay tuned to ProMMAnow.com for more news regarding who’ll be fighting Junior dos Santos at UFC 160.