Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and Mark Hunt will collide at UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Silva II. MMAFighting.com confirmed the fight with UFC president Dana White.
Hunt will be taking the place of Alistair Overeem, who suffered a quad injury and was forced out. The event takes place May 25 from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Previously, White had stated that JDS-Overeem would be rescheduled, but “Cigano” mentioned wanting to remain active and compete in May.
Dos Santos (15-2) and Hunt (9-7) will be the co-main event to a UFC heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva.