When will Alistair Overeem fight Junior dos Santos?

Alistair Overeem (left) has clearly established himself as the UFC heavyweight number one contender. So when will he fight Junior dos Santos for the belt?

Alistair Overeem recently planished Brock Lesnar in the main event of UFC 141: "Lesnar vs. Overeem," held on Dec. 30, 2011, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Stopping the former UFC heavyweight champion, along with the titles he has secured in Strikeforce, DREAM and K-1, has pretty much solidified his status as division number one contender.

BRING ON JUNIOR DOS SANTOS!!

After all, "Cigano" is ready to fight, according to Dana White's recent comments on UFC Tonight. So, why do we have to wait until this summer to "hopefully" see this fight come to fruition?

White explains, after the jump.

"I was impressed by Overeem – I’ve been talking about him a lot and not in a positive way, and now I’m eating crow. Without a doubt, he’s one of the top three heavyweights in the world. Junior dos Santos could fight Alistair Overeem, hopefully in the summer. dos Santos is ready, but Overeem wants to take a break. This is a fight that will be exciting."

It's interesting to hear White say that Overeem wants to take a break, when "Demolition Man" originally turned down a title unification bout against the winner of Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos specifically because he didn't want to wait.

If it does take six months to have these two power-punchers face off, we should also have a better idea of what the UFC heavyweight title picture looks like, as it's likely that some of the bigger names at the top of the ladder, including Cain Velasquez, Frank Mir and Shane Carwin, will be back in action before then.

Stay tuned.

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