Heavyweights – and current Jackson-Wink MMA teammates – Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski will put aside team allegiances to square off inside the Octagon.
Overeem and Arlovski will comprise the main event for UFC Fight Night 87, officials confirmed on Friday. The card takes place May 8 from the Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The main card is slated for FOX Sports 1.
After taking out Junior dos Santos, Overeem (40-14-1) opted to sign a new fight contract with the UFC. A former Strikeforce champion, “The Reem” has won five of eight Octagon bouts.
Arlovski (25-11), a former UFC champion, was stopped by Stipe Miocic in his quest to claim the crown again. “The Pit Bull” holds a career UFC record of 14-5.
The event will also include Stefan Struve vs. Antonio Silva, Rashid Magomedov vs. Chris Wade, Yan Cabral vs. Reza Madadi, Magnus Cedenblad vs. Garreth McLellan and Francimar Barroso vs. Nikita Krylov.