The UFC’s, June trip to the Windy City has gained a Heavyweight bout, that as requested, will see number 5 ranked, Curtis “Razor” Blaydes (9-1) a native son of Chicago against number 2 ranked Alistair Overeem (43-16).
Blaydes is on a 3 fight win streak, unbeaten in his last 5, coming off a the biggest win of his career, a decision over Mark Hunt at UFC 221. The college wrestling standout trains in Colorado, under Elliott Marshall.
Overeem has won multiple championships in MMA & Kickboxing. A native of the Netherlands, when in the states Overeem trains at JacksonWink MMA. Overeem has won 2 of his last 3 a knock out of Mark Hunt, decision over Fabricio Werdum, but is looking to rebound from a knockout loss to Francis Ngannou.