Both fighters are in desperate need of a win as Frank Mir lost his last three fights against Junior dos Santos, Daniel Cormier and Josh Barnett while Alistair lost his last two via big knockouts against Bigfoot Silva and Travis Browne. So it's no secret that both fighters need to win this fight if they want to keep themselves relevant in the top of the division.
The last time that both Evans and Overeem shared a locker-room it was one of the worst days of the team as they both lost their match very surprisingly so this time they have the chance to redeem themselves.
The fightcard of the UFC 167 so far:
Georges St. Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks
Rashad Evans vs. Chael Sonnen
Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler
Alistair Overeem vs. Frank Mir
Josh Koscheck vs. Tyron Woodley