Teammates Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski expected to fight in the Netherlands
It looks like two teammates will do battle as the headliner for the first UFC card in the Netherlands as Alistair Overeem is expected to meet Andrei Arlovski in the main event for the May 8 show.
The fight will certainly be an odd twist for the heavyweight contenders, considering they typically train side by side under the tutelage of coaches Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn on New Mexico.
All signs indicate that Overeem and Arlovski will continue to train at the gym to prepare to face each other, although chances are they won’t actually be working together.
The fight is a chance for Overeem to compete at home after signing a new multi-fight deal with the UFC recently while looking to build on a three-fight win streak.
Most recently, Overeem dispatched former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos for his biggest win since joining the UFC roster.
As for Arlovski, the former champion will look to bounce back following a disappointing outing in his last fight, where he felt to Stipe Miocic at UFC 195.
Prior to that fight, Arlovski had won six in a row, including four bouts in the UFC.
The UFC will land in Rotterdam in the Netherlands for the first card taking place in the country. With a lot of fighters training in the area, chances are the requests to compete on this show will keep matchmakers busy over the next few weeks.