It looks like it will be a busy weekend for the UFC and mma fans alike. The UFC plans on putting two events on for this weekend. The first airs on FX Friday 6/22/2012 and then the following day is UFC 147, airing on Pay-per-View Saturday 6/23/2012 at at 10PM/7PM ET/PT live from Belo Horizonte, Brazil at the Mineirinho Gymnasium. It appears that the main card and prelims have not been completely announced so be sure to check back for updates to the fight card.
Wanderlei Silva (34-11-1, 1NC) vs Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin (28-6-0, 1NC)
Fabricio Werdum (15-5-1) vs Mike Russow (15-1-0, 1NC)
Yuri Alcantara (26-3-0) vs Hacran Dias
Felipe Arantes (14-4-0, 2NC) vs Milton Vieira (13-7-1)
Alistair ‘Demolition Man’ Overeem (36-11 1nc) tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone following a UFC 146 press conference held on March 27th in Las Vegas. Now, Overeem must show up in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission to plead his case before he can be allowed to fight at UFC 146 against the current heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos (14-1).
According to an article posted on Sherdog, “Overeem’s testosterone to epitestosterone (T/E) ratio was greater than 10-to-1, exceeding the allowable 6-to-1 limit. Along with five other competitors, “The Demolition Man” was tested following a UFC 146 press conference in Las Vegas on March 27. Frank Mir, Roy Nelson, Antonio Silva, Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos all produced negative tests. ”
Alistair Overeem’s last fight, and UFC debut, was against Brock Lesnar where he earned an impressive 1st round TKO and secured his position as the number one contender. Now it’s up to the big man and the NSAC to figure out the future for UFC 146 and Overeem.