Mir vs Overeem confirmed for UFC 167
This might just be the most obvious "loser leaves town" match I've seen set up since I stopped watching pro wrestling. I have to admit, I'm a little confused by the matchmaking here, since they're both still big enough names that I figured they would each get an easy rebound fight before something like this came up.
I'm sort of torn here on who to root for, since I don't like either of them. By any objective standard, though, Overeem SHOULD win this handily. Mir's striking defense is just slightly harder to get through than a wet paper bag, his chin isn't good, and he's pretty bad in the clinch and against the cage. But Overeem just seems to keep finding creative ways to lose fights he should have in the bag, so who knows?