Overeem Campaigns For dos Santos Fight Via His Instagram Account

Published on July 7th, 2015 7:59 pm EST

Might the fight between Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem finally be happening?

Earlier this week, Alistair Overeem posted a photograph to his Instagram account that showed a picture of himself and Junior dos Santos with a "vs" between their two pictures. The implication is clear - Overeem wants a fight against Junior dos Santos next.

After Alistair Overeem crushed Brock Lesnar in his UFC debut match, the plan was to have Overeem fight dos Santos for the title. Overeem tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone, however, and the planned fight was called off (Frank Mir got the title shot instead). After finishing his suspension, Overeem was knocked out by Antonio Silva and Travis Browne and all of his momentum was squashed.

Over his last two fights, however, Overeem has looked much better, notching impressive wins over both Stefan Struve and Roy "Big Country" Nelson.

Junior dos Santos, on the other hand, is coming off of a win over Stipe Miocic. There was some talk about dos Santos getting a shot at Fabricio Werdum and the Heavyweight title, though those plans were derailed thanks to a dos Santos injury. The next title shot will either go to Stipe Miocic or Andrei Arlovski.

This leaves the surging Alistair Overeem and Junior dos Santos without a fight. Why not finally make the dos Santos/Overeem fight that fans have long been waiting for? After all, the two men HATE each other and are two of the best strikers in the UFC. Somebody is going down hard if these two men fight, especially if it is a five-round main event battle.


There was some thought that Overeem was ducking a fight against dos Santos. Things seem to have changed, however, and it now appears that Overeem wants to take on dos Santos in his next fight.

The question is - will dos Santos be healthy enough to take this fight, or will we be left to wait some more? Forget Werdum vs Arlovski/Miocic - Overeem/dos Santos is the Heavyweight battle that everybody wants to see.

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