The UFC are in for a gigantic heavyweight clash in December when former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos takes on former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem at UFC on FOX 17.
The UFC made the news official on Tuesday.
JDS (17-3) has not been seen in the octagon this year. He last fought in December, heading a UFC On Fox event, scoring a decision victory of Stipe Miocic. Junior will be hoping to put a streak together having gone 2-2 in his last 4 fights, though both loses came at the hands of then-champion Cain Velasquez.
Overeem (39-14-1) is on a 2-fight win streak with his most recent being a unanimous decision victory of Roy Nelson back in March at UFC 185
UFC on FOX 17 takes place at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on December 19th and is headlined by a lightweight title bout as Rafael dos Anjos is set to defend his crown against Donald Cerrone.