Two former champions in Fabricio Werdum and Alistair Overeem are set to face each other once again, at UFC 213. This will be the third time the two fighters have faced off going back as far as 2006. When the two met for the first time in Pride FC – Total Elimination Absolute. That time Werdum exited the bout as the winner submitting Overeem via kimura in the second round.
The two faced off a second time in 2011 at Strikeforce. Where The Reem scored a unanimous decision victory to make it one a piece. Their third and perhaps final fight at UFC 213, will be the decider in the best of three. Between two of the most seasoned veterans in the sport with a combined total of 33 years of competition and 84 professional fights.
Overeem is turning 40, while Werdum isn’t too far behind. This may be either fighters last opportunity to once again make a run at the UFC heavyweight title. A fascinating rubber match 11 years in the making. It will be interesting to see who has improved more and who has what it takes to seal it with a W! UFC 213 is on it’s way, but who will be the one to make that next big leap toward the top spot?