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UFC Fight Night 87 video: Watch as teammates Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski square off

Mixed martial arts (MMA) cannot afford to spare a single soul. As a sport that incorporates flying leather, twisted limbs, bloody faces, and pristine technique, there's no room for doubt or emotional attachment.

In the case of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight contenders Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski, their main event showdown this Sunday (May 8, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 87 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, is a reminder of how cutthroat MMA can be. As two current members of Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn's gym in Albuquerque, New Mexico, "The Reem" and "The Pit Bull" will have to put their familiarity aside in order to prolong their respective runs at UFC gold.

Leading up to their weekend matchup in front of Overeem's home crowd, the two knockout artists squared off (video shown above). While zero words were exchanged, it seems as if the Heavyweight veterans understand that their impending clash is strictly business.

Although things may have been made easier following Arlovski's comments about the Dutchman earlier this week, there will most certainly be something extra inside of the Octagon when the two lock horns.

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