Longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight veteran Alistair Overeem will make his return to the Octagon for a five-round showdown opposite No. 6-ranked contender Alexander Volkov in the UFC Vegas 18 main event, taking place a week from Sat. night (Feb. 6, 2021) inside APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Overeem (47-18, 1 NC), who turns 41 in May, insists he’s retiring after “one last run” at the heavyweight title, which translates into “one more loss” because that’s all it takes to send the hot-and-cold “Demolition Man” to the back of the line.
Bookies have Overeem pegged as the betting underdog.
As for Volkov (32-8), his goal is to snap the Dutchman’s two-fight winning streak and replace him in the Top 5 of the division. “Drago” was last seen beating the brakes off Walt Harris at the UFC 254 pay-per-view (PPV) event last October in Abu Dhabi.
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