Alistair Overeem vs. Frank Mir at UFC 167

 

There was talk about whether the UFC would cut Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem following their recent losses.

It turns out neither is being cut, as they are fighting each other.

Another major fight has been added to UFC 167 as Alistair Overeem will fight Las Vegan Frank Mir at the MGM Grand on Nov. 16.

Both fighters will enter the bout on losing streaks as Overeem has been knocked out twice in a row and Mir has suffered three straight defeats.

The heavyweight contest joins a welterweight title bout between Johny Hendricks and Georges St. Pierre and a recently announced light heavyweight matchup between Chael Sonnen and Rashad Evans on a stacked card as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of UFC 1.

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Loser of the bout may be in a truly precarious position.

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stonepony site profile image  

9/7/13 12:04 PM by stonepony

Overeem loses to everybody that he can't lay on and exhaust. Most overrated striker in the sport.

THERE WAS A GLITCH IN THE MATRiX site profile image  

9/7/13 11:50 AM by THERE WAS A GLITCH IN THE MATRiX

thay are both coming off 2 losses. perfect fight for both. Mir shouldnt get a $35 HW to get a win in. If Mir cant beat Reem after BF & Browne KO'd him, he should retire. If Reem cant beat easy pickings Mir he should retire.

jpm995 site profile image  

9/7/13 10:24 AM by jpm995

Not crazy about this card, i usually like wrestler vs wrestler fights but Evans has been lackluster lately would rather see Sonnen fight Belfort. Mcdonald is too well rounded for Lawler who shocked everyone with hid ko of Koscheck but Mcdonald will take him down and sub him. GSP will use his jab/takedown g&p,repeat for 5 rounds to wear out Hendricts. Reem Mir might be interesting to see if Mir can last long enough to out gas Reem. I doubt it. I bitch but will buy card.

jpm995 site profile image  

9/7/13 10:24 AM by jpm995

Not crazy about this card, i usually like wrestler vs wrestler fights but Evans has been lackluster lately would rather see Sonnen fight Belfort. Mcdonald is too well rounded for Lawler who shocked everyone with hid ko of Koscheck but Mcdonald will take him down and sub him. GSP will use his jab/takedown g&p,repeat for 5 rounds to wear out Hendricts. Reem Mir might be interesting to see if Mir can last long enough to out gas Reem. I doubt it. I bitch but will buy card.

coolbreeze81 site profile image  

9/7/13 9:08 AM by coolbreeze81

 This is actually a very bad fight to bet on.If the fight goes over 2:30 of the 1st round, Frank Mir can win. Both guys won't have much if the fight goes beyond the 1st round.Stylistically, Overeem has the edge but you can also remember Stylistically he should have ran a clinic against Bigfoot and Travis Browne. Essentially, you should be betting based on the ref. Herb Dean Kim or Big John will favor Mir. Steve Mazzagatti or Mario Yamazaki will favor Overeeem. If you want be bet on someone getting really hurt then hope Winslow will ref it.He WAS running a clinic on Browne and Bigfoot.Overeem was dominating both of those fights until the sequence where he lost.Mir is nowhere near as durable as Browne... Bigfoot fight isn't a good comparison because Overeem won't be taking Mir down He bullied brown into a corner and throwd lots of wild punches on the side of browns gaurd maybe 2-3 of those punches where clean shots it,s a good thing the ref let the fight go on cus look what happend ..Against bigfoot overeem was Fat lazy and acted like a Clown he tryed to gnp bigfoot but did No DAMAGE at all bigfoot was doing just fine ..choose momentum saved his stamina and KNOCKED overeem out COLD Freezing COLD using good striking Brown vs overeem (you are promoted as being one of the best strikers ) but you cant even defend off a front kick or a snap kick ,, maybe a different stance is a idea ??Overeem defintly needs to work on his DEFENCE and FEETWORK This fight can go either way ....overeem could tko ko mirr in the first round or early in the second ..But i defintly wont be suprised if MIRR ends up breaking overeems big underarm

Garv site profile image  

9/7/13 9:00 AM by Garv

Can't see Mir surviving the Overeem Blitz.

coolbreeze81 site profile image  

9/7/13 8:52 AM by coolbreeze81

Overeem vs Mirr is not a missmatch !!!Overeem has a Ok striking game in a offensive point of view but his feetwork and movement sucks and his stances suck to he only has one type of stance .. his cardio is even worse maybe a take mir apart slowly tactick with leg kicks liver kicks and than take the clinch :) is more wise Than doing the usual blietsenkrieg cus if he gasses he is screwed ..i wont be suprised if mirr pops one of his big ass legs or arms ...(he dus have the most submissions record)

stonepony site profile image  

9/7/13 4:48 AM by stonepony

Easiest fight Frank has had in the last 3 years.

Kinkle site profile image  

9/6/13 9:41 PM by Kinkle

This is going to be UGLY for Mir.... Overeem is going to demolish him worse than he has ever been smashed. Overeem is going to be bringing a pocket of STRAWBERRIES.Overeem still can be a CHAMPION. The dude has massive HOLES, and strengths to overcome them. He needs to get back to a place like Golden Glory/Bas who know him inside/out and isn't scared to tell him what he needs to DO. His last two losses have really bummed me out.... COME ON REEM!!!! After Mir gets smashed, I hope he doesn't get cut.... Mir is the gatekeeper to the ELITE, he can still destroy fighters, who wouldn't like to see him fight Werdum? Mir deserves to stay in the UFC until his career is over (probably sooner than later, dude has taken too many bombs....). Hell.... I still want to see him fight Arlovski...

FinestScotch site profile image  

9/6/13 9:25 PM by FinestScotch

He WAS running a clinic on Browne and Bigfoot. Overeem was dominating both of those fights until the sequence where he lost. Mir is nowhere near as durable as Browne... Bigfoot fight isn't a good comparison because Overeem won't be taking Mir down