A huge heavyweight division battle has been added to the upcoming UFC 213 card that will pit #1 Fabricio Werdum up against #3 Alistair Overeem.
Werdum (21-6-1) has won seven of his last eight under the UFC banner, with notable wins coming over Roy Nelson, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Travis Browne, Mark Hunt and Cain Velasquez. Werdum is also a former UFC Heavyweight Champion, defeating Cain Velasquez at UFC 188 to win the championship. Werdum defeated Overeem in their first battle over a decade ago at PRIDE Total Elimination 2006, the win came by submission via kimura.
Overeem (42-15-0-1NC) has won five of his last six fights in the UFC, with two of those wins coming over former UFC Heavyweight Champions in Andrei Arlovski and Junior Dos Santos. Overeem has previously challenged for the UFC Heavyweight Title, losing to current champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 203. Overeem defeated Werdum in their second meeting at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum, the win came by way of unanimous decision.
UFC 213 takes place on Saturday, July 8 from a location to be announced with a main event also to be announced. Fightful will be providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.