News03 Oct 2013Reem vs Mir shifted

The highly anticipated fight between Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem has been shifted to UFC 169 in Newark, New Jersey. Traditional for the UFC is that they have a superbowl weekend UFC card which is most of the time stacked and having this heavyweight on the card and two title fights prove just that.

The reason of the switch is that the UFC and the commission want to allow Frank Mir more time to recover after his last fight against Josh Barnett, so he has more time to make a proper comeback.

The main event will be the bantamweight title fight between Dominick Cruz versus challenger Renan Barao. The other title fight is between Jose Aldo the current featherweight champion against the number two ranked, Ricardo Lamas.

The event will be held in the Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey on February 1 the day before the big superbowl game.