As is becoming the norm, the first word was on twitter. Last night UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta had insomnia, and fielded a large number of questions on twitter. Fertitta was asked if the JDS vs. Overeem heavyweight title defense was going to be on a big Summer card? "Memorial day weekend vegas" Fertitta replied definitively.
That would put it on May 26, in Las Vegas, at UFC 146.
Alistair Overeem, a former Strikeforce champion who was released by the organization and quickly signed by its sister promotion, made his official UFC debut at UFC 141 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. By knocking out ex-champ Lesnar (for his 11th straight win), he set up the upcoming heavyweight title fight with current champ Dos Santos.
Meanwhile, champ Dos Santos is recovering from a torn meniscus in his left knee. In January, he told MMAjunkie.com Radio that he was nearing full health.
"In another 20 days, I'll be feeling 100 percent again," Dos Santos said. "Then I need two-and-a-half (months) to do my camp, and then I'm ready to do."
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