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UFC Fight Night 87 This Sunday, Overeem-Arlovski Headline

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Alistair Overeem tries to move one step closer to competing for the UFC heavyweight title this Sunday when he meets Andrei Arlovski in the main event of UFC Fight Night 87.

Set for the Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands, the card begins early Sunday morning and airs on UFC Fight Pass and FOX Sports 1.

Overeem (40-14) has picked up three straight wins, finishing former UFC champion Junior dos Santos, defeating Roy Nelson and stopping Stefan Struve. He is a former Strikeforce champion and holds a 2011 win over UFC titleholder Fabricio Werdum.

Arlovski (25-11) recently had his six-fight win streak – the last four of which came inside the Octagon – stopped by Stipe Miocic. He is a former holder of the UFC heavyweight title.

In the co-main event, Struve takes on Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, while Albert Tumenov meets Gunnar Nelson in another main card contest.

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/2 p.m. ET)

Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem vs. Andrei Arlovski

Heavyweight: Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva vs. Stefan Struve

Welterweight: Albert Tumenov vs. Gunnar Nelson

Female Bantamweight: Germaine de Randamie vs. Anna Elmose

Light Heavyweight: Nikita Krylov vs. Francimar Barroso

Strawweight: Heather Jo Clark vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz


Lightweight: Rustam Khabilov vs. Chris Wade

Middleweight: Magnus Cedenblad vs. Garreth McLellan

Lightweight: Nick Hein vs. Jon Tuck

Lightweight: Reza Madadi vs. Yan Cabral

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/10:30 a.m. ET)

Flyweight: Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Neil Seery

Welterweight: Leon Edwards vs. Dominic Waters

Flyweight: Yuta Sasaki vs. Willie Gates