Alistair Overeem vs. Frank Mir Added To UFC 167 Super Card

Frank Mir suffered his third loss in a row at UFC 164, dropping a first round TKO to Josh Barnett in their co-main scrap. Although the loss had it’s controversy, it seemed decisive enough that many fans thought it may be Mir’s last outing. Rest assured, it won’t be.

Mir has been slated to fight Alistair Overeem at UFC 167, a card which is rapidly becoming stacked with some of the biggest names in the sport. Overeem is also coming off a loss, after being unable to finish Travis Browne in the early goings at UFN 26, Reem ate a huge front kick and went to la la land shortly after.

The loser of this bout will surely get their walking papers, honestly I’m surprised that Mir is getting another shot. I think the fact that he holds the most finishes/submissions in UFC Heavyweight history has helped him. That record won’t be there forever though, and he badly needs a win to stay employed by the UFC.

Overeem has had an equally rocky road as of late, being knocked out cold in two fights in a row is not going to do you much good. If I’m being honest, Mir doesn’t seem to stand much of a chance against Overeem. Barnett’s clumsy haymakers against the cage will seem like a walk in the park compared to Overeem’s horsemeat fists.

Mir will certainly need to get this fight grounded if he wants any chance of winning, and Overeem will need to stay away from the mat if he wants to stay employed. Since testing positive for He-Man rage DNA PED’s, and having Frank Mir take his title shot against Junior Dos Santos, Ubereem really hasn’t been the same.

His lacklustre performance against Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva was a far cry from the Overeem that beat the belly off of Brock Lesnar. Its funny how the MMA game can pass fighters by, funny but also sad sometimes. Anyway, this is how the UFC 167 card is lining up so far:

Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks for the Welterweight championship

Rashad Evans vs. Chael Sonnen

Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem

Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler

Josh Koscheck vs. Tyron Woodley

The event, which will celebrate 20 years of the UFC (*I’m getting old), is looking like a super stacked card so far. This might just be the best year of MMA in recent memory


22 Comments

  1. Avatar of rodenzi

    rodenzi

    September 6, 2013 at 5:29 am

    is the author a child?

  2. Avatar of StevenGeddes

    StevenGeddes

    September 6, 2013 at 5:42 am

    Reem via viscous KO and probably Mir's last fight!?

  3. Avatar of ChuteBoxeHero

    ChuteBoxeHero

    September 6, 2013 at 6:32 am

    Well that was a quick matchup made.Seems UFC is ready to cut one of them now.Always liked Mir.Overeem had his moments outside of UFC.But oh crap if Mir gets clinched or against the cage with Reem…Pulling for Frank though.

    • Avatar of InfiniteEnigma

      InfiniteEnigma

      September 6, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      dammit. i wanted first comment…BATTLE OF THE HAS BEENS. Reem will easily KO Mir…well, then again, Reem has no chin either, but we know Francis cannot take it to the ground unless he gets knocked down and the opponent follows.

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    enjoylife321

    September 6, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Someone is seriously packing their bags after this fight !

  5. Avatar of Switchkick

    Switchkick

    September 6, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Mir = no chin Alistair = no chin. Winner gets chaels mcdonalds happy meal toy he stole from Nogueira!

  6. Avatar of watermelon fresh

    watermelon fresh

    September 6, 2013 at 8:40 am

    This ***** for Mir. I wish he would retire. Too many wars at this point.

  7. Avatar of TheRealDeal

    TheRealDeal

    September 6, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Battle of the big-mouthed, dim-witted HW losers…..Mir and Reem.

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    MAMBA24ILL

    September 6, 2013 at 10:29 am

    This match could land on the prelims.

  9. Avatar of N.C.

    N.C.

    September 6, 2013 at 10:44 am

    They should call these fights what they are.

    " Overeem vs Mir: Loser leaves UFC match – Two legendary UFC HW's will fight one on one to see who deserves to remain in UFC's heavyweight division. Expect an explosive fight as one will remain and another will lose his right to compete in the Octagon!

    One will win and one will bid fair well to the UFC in one last epic showdown"

    It's a ********easy sell, everybody knows the loser is gonna get fired with their losing streaks. Why not just say it?

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    1 fist at the time

    September 6, 2013 at 11:33 am

    i have to disagree with everyone on this one. Mir and Overeem are 2 huge draw. whatever the issue of the fight, i think they should stay. At least, i will still be interested to see them fight.
    And yes mir drop 3 but to
    1 -dos santos: the champ
    2 – cormier who is perceive to be top 3-4 in the HW
    3- barnett . one of all time great
    and to be honest, overeem is not a piece of cake. yeah he got it hard recently, but he got all the tools to Annihilate anyone.

    I mean, yeah he lost some fights. The cormier one was boring and mir need to find a way to defend while being pushed against the cage but…. cut the man some slack. he fight constantly top 5 guys.

    Give him mitrione, hunt, rothwell, schaub, struve, vera verdum before speaking of cutting him !
    its not about how many you drop but more who step on your corpse that should make you cut.

  11. Avatar of highkick12

    highkick12

    September 6, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Pretty sick card. Looking forward to all those fights. Especially if koscheck gets KOd

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