So long Alistair Overeem.
UFC president Dana White sent out a Tweet late Friday night confirming that it will be Frank Mir facing Junior dos Santos for the UFC heavyweight title on May 26 at UFC 146.
“Taking off to Atlanta!!!! May 26th is now Mir vs. JDS for the HW title in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand,” White posted on his Twitter account.
Overeem is slated to go before the Nevada State Athletic Commission next week to find out if he would receive his fight license, but it appears White doesn’t want to wait for that date.
“Dana White just said I get a new opponent to fight on May 26th for the HW title. JDS vs. Mir. Let’s do it,” dos Santos posted on Twitter.
It remains to be seen what will happen to Cain Velasquez, who was set to meet Mir in a No. 1 contender match.