It looks as if a very significant heavyweight bout could be headed towards March 4’s UFC 209, which is scheduled to go down from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
According to a report by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, third ranked Alistair “The Reem” Overeem and seventh ranked Mark “The Super Samoan” Hunt have verbally come to terms regarding a bout for this event. The match would serve as a rematch of their 2008 fight.
Overeem is coming off of a stoppage defeat to reigning champion Stipe Miocic last September at UFC 203. Prior to that match, the Dutchman had been enjoying an impressive four-fight winning streak that included victories over former champions Andrei Arlovski and Junior Dos Santos as well as Roy Nelson and Stefan Struve to earn a shot at heavyweight gold.