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Alistair Overeem Sees Junior Dos Santos As Logical Next Opponent

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For years now, heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Junior dos Santos have been at the top of the division, leading both the UFC, Strikeforce and other promotions.

Now that they are both in the UFC, many have been trying to get them inside the Octagon together.

After a few failed attempts at doing so, it appears Overeem is ready to face dos Santos, as he told a local news affiliate.

“The personal choice, if I’m honest, is Junior dos Santos (for my next fight),” Overeem said. “He’s not booked for a fight, I’m not booked. Logic suggests he’s the next opponent.

“There’s nobody else that makes sense.”

Overeem (39-14) picked up his third win in his last four fights when he bested Roy Nelson this past March. He also finished Stefan Struve last December following a knockout loss to Ben Rothwell and a victory over Frank Mir in 2014.

“I’m just gonna wait to see what the UFC is gonna do,” he said. “But for me, I don’t see anybody else out there. JDS is the gatekeeper. That’s what everybody knows.”

Dos Santos, a former UFC champion, is coming off a victory over Stipe Miocic. Two of his three career losses have been to current titleholder Cain Velasquez.