After vexatious defeat for Bigfoot, Alistair Overeem tries to recover before Travis Browne on August 17, the first UFC event to be displayed by channel
Alistair Overeem took his anticipated return to the Octagon at Ultimate Fighting Championship. Initially, the Dutch giant was scheduled for UFC 164 on Aug. 31 in Milwaulkee still no definite opponent. However, their fight was relocated to the 17th of the same month, against Travis Browne at the first event of the organization being displayed by Fox Sports 1, in Boston.
Away for nine months for doping, Overeem fight again in February this year, before Antonio Bigfoot at UFC 156. Despite the favoritism, Reem was knocked out in the third round and had to swallow his teasing made the Brazilian before the duel. With negative results, the Dutch lost the right to dispute the belt the heavyweight title against Cain Velasquez.
After the loss to Bigfoot, Overeem was preparing to face Junior dos Santos, but the second time, the anticipated showdown between the two was canceled. Alistair Overeem announced he suffered a thigh injury during training and again thwarted MMA fans. Previously, the suspension for doping the Dutch prevented the duel.
With the second cancellation, New Zealander Mark Hunt was chosen to face Gypsy in place of Overeem in the co-main event of UFC 160 on Saturday in Las Vegas. The main fight will be between Bigfoot and Velasquez, the heavyweight belt.
Travis Browne has only one career loss, suffered against Bigfoot, tormentor of Overeem
With just a setback in 16 fights, Travis Browne comes from controversial victory in the UFC. At the TUF 17 Finale, Hawaiian knocked out Gabriel Gonzaga, in the first round with a series of elbows in the neck, which is illegal under WTO rules. The Brazilian contested his defeat, but Nevada State Athletic Commission keep the score.
As Overeem, Travis Browne also suffered heavy hands of Antonio Bigfoot. His only career loss came against Paraiba, in October 2012, by knockout. The other stumbling of the U.S. was the tie before Cheik Kongo at UFC 120 in 2010.