The 50 year championship drought for Cleveland has ended. The UFC has announced that the newest, baddest man on the planets, first title defense will come against a man who has collected titles around the world, and the fight will take place in the LAND.
The champion Stipe Miocic (15-2) of The Strong Style Fight Team has won 6 of 7 an 3 straight, with TKO’s of Mark Hunt and Andrei Arlovski; plus his under 3 minute knockout of Fabricio Werdum to win the UFC World Heavyweight title. Miocic has 11 of 12 stoppage wins via knockout.
Alistair Overeem (41-14) born in the Netherlands and training out of JacksonWink MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico; has won 4 straight including TKO’s of Junior Dos Santos and Andrei Arlovski. During his combat sports career Overeem has held titles in Pride, Strikeforce, Deep, and K-1 (kickboxing). From November of 2007 to December 2011 Overeen went undefeated 12 straight MMA fights.
UFC 203 will be on September 10th at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.