Roy Nelson vs Alistair Overeem set for UFC 185 in Dallas
The UFC have announced that a heavyweight fight between Roy Nelson and Alistair Overeem has been added to UFC 185.
Roy Nelson has been on a bit of a downward slide as of late, going 2-3 in his last five-fights in the UFC’s Octagon. He was knocked out by Mark Hunt in his last fight at UFC Fight Night 52.
Alistair Overeem himself has gone 2-3 in his last five-fights in the UFC’s Octagon. In his last fight, He defeated Stefan Struve via TKO at UFC on FOX 13.
Roy Nelson is currently sitting at #9 in the official UFC heavyweight rankings. Alistair Overeem is barely sitting outside of the top ten at #11.
A loss for either man could likely end their hopes of getting a UFC heavyweight title fight.
UFC 185 takes place on March 14, 2015 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The event is headlined by a lightweight title fight between champion, Anthony Pettis and challenger, Rafael dos Anjos.
UFC 185 Fight Card
- Anthony Pettis vs Rafael dos Anjos – Lightweight title
- Roy Nelson vs Alistair Overeem