The UFC officially announces Alistair Overeem vs. Andrei Arlovski for UFC Fight Night 87 in Rotterdam

Heavyweight’s are set to collide at UFC Fight Night 87 in Rotterdam as Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski are set to headline the event.

UFC Fight Night 87 will take place on May 8, 2016 at the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands. This will be the first event that the UFC has held in the Netherlands.

Overeem (40-14-1 MMA) is currently on an impressive winning streak since a disappointing loss to Ben Rothwell. Wins over Stefan Struve (KO), Roy Nelson (decision) and Junior dos Santos (TKO) currently have Overeem ranked 3rd in the official UFC heavyweight rankings.

Arlovski (25-11-1 MMA) will be coming into this fight off a 54 second loss to #2 ranked heavyweight Stipe Miocic. Prior to the loss, ‘Pitbull’ had a career resurgance, winning five bouts in a row.Decision wins over Brendan Schaub and Frank Mir were sandwiched by a ‘Performance of the Night’ performance over Antonio Silva and a ‘Fight of the Night’ performance over Travis Browne.

More fights for UFC Fight Night 87 are expected to be announced in the coming weeks and months.


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