Mir vs. Overeem on at UFC 169 Feb 1, Jones vs. Teixeira isn’t

Monday, October 07, 2013

The UFC traditionally holds a massive show Superbowl weekend in Las Vegas.

The show is in New Jersey this year – FU NY pols this could have been yours – on February 1, 2014, at the Prudential Center  in Newark, live on PPV.

The UFC annouced recently that a planned UFC 167 heavyweight fight between Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem had been moved to UFC 169.

The Mir vs. Overeem fight was delayed to give Mir more time to recover from the UFC 164 knockout loss to Josh Barnett on August 31.

“While there was no indication whatsoever that Mir wouldn’t be fully, medically cleared in time to compete on November 16th, UFC officials and Nevada Commission representatives believed that a short postponement would allow both athletes more time to train for the bout,” said the UFC in a statement.

Earier today UFC president Dana White said that despite earlier reports, the Superbow weekend card will not include Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira.

“Jones-Teixeira is not happening on the Super Bowl,” said White. “That was never a done deal. It’s later in the year.”

White said Jones-Teixeira would still happen, likely in March.