UFC 167 just got a lot heavier.
Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir will meet in a heavyweight bout in the Nov. 16 pay-per-view at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.
UFC officials confirmed the fight with the Las Vegas Review Journal.
Overeem (36-13-1) came to the UFC on an enormous wave of hype, having earned championship belts in Strikeforce, DREAM and K-1 before ever stepping foot in the octagon. But his post-UFC debut performances have been dismal, first getting knocked out by underdog Antonio Silva then again knocked out by Travis Browne.
Mir (16-8) is the loser of three consecutive fights for the first time in his career. His most recent loss came at the hands of Josh Barnett at UFC 164, a loss in which Mir protested the TKO stoppage because he felt it was early.
Earlier this week, Chael Sonnen and Rashad Evans also agreed to meet in a light heavyweight bout on the UFC 167 card. The the PPV is headlined by a welterweight title fight between champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks.
St-Pierre vs. Hendricks
UFC 20th Anniversary
November 16, 2013
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
Georges St-Pierre (24-2) vs. Johny Hendricks (15-1)
Rashad Evans (18-3-1) vs. Chael Sonnen (28-13-1)
Alistair Overeem (36-13-1) vs. Frank Mir (16-8)
Josh Koscheck (17-7) vs. Tyron Woodley (11-2)
Rory MacDonald (15-1) vs. Robbie Lawler (21-9, 1 NC)