Former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem reveals wanting to fight on the UFC 242 card in Abu Dhabi this September.
Overeem planned to be on the UFC Abu Dhabi card
One of the biggest events in the UAE’s calendar, UFC 242 is fast approaching, and Overeem tried to fight on the Card. We recently chatted with the Dutch mixed martial artist about his roadmap ahead. He says, “Unfortunately that UFC fight card was full so I was unable to participate.“
It’s unlikely that he’ll attend the fight. He says, “I’m not sure if I will attend because I might be in a training camp, and the training camp is very focused.”
DubaiLAD’s interview with Alistair Overeem
Ongoing talks to fight at UFC 243
Up next for Alistair Overeem is a fight at UFC 243 in Melbourne. He says, “Personally I’m aiming to fight in Melbourne, Australia. It’s going to be a huge UFC event, 55,000 people. So we’re in talks and hopefully, we’ll be able to materialize something to fight.”
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UFC 243 coming to Melbourne this October
Debutants Yorgan De Castro (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Justin Tafa (3-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) are fighting on the October pay-per-view card. Besides, undisputed middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is expected to square off versus interim champion Israel Adesanya in a headline fight.