At the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on August 17, 2013, Alistair Overeem faces Travis Browne in heavyweight action on Fox Sports 1 (FS 1). While not officially announced, the winner of the bout will surely be in line for a heavyweight title shot once Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez handle their business later this year at UFC 166 in Houston, Texas.
In preparation for this weekend's bout, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) have decided to host Overeem's promotional debut when he went toe to toe with former UFC champion Brock Lesnar at UFC 141. Overeem was the slight favorite heading into the bout, and absolutely decimated Lesnar midway through the first round.
That win set Overeem up for a title shot against Dos Santos at UFC 146, but he failed his pre-fight drug test with a 14:1 testosterone:epitestosterone ratio. The Nevada State Athletic Commission allows for athletes to have up to a 6:1 ratio. Overeem was suspended for nine months.
Overeem looks to find his way back in the title picture with a win over Browne this weekend.