Alistair Overeem will fight Ricco Rodriguez at Dream 15Posted on June 30, 2010, 05:15 AM by Anton Gurevich
According to MMAJunkie, Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem will square off against the former UFC Heavyweight Champion Ricco Rodriguez, at the long-anticipated Dream.15 event on July 10th. The report suggests that Rodriguez will not participate in the Impact FC event on July 18th, where he was originally scheduled to fight Jeff Monson.
The fight against Ricco Rodriguez could be a serious test for Alistair Overeem, as the "Suave" is currently on a 7-fight winning streak, that includes 4 kockouts, 2 submissions and only a one decision. A decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Ricco Rodriguez is currently 42-11 in illustrious his Mixed Martial Arts career.
Dream.15 will be headlined by the Lightweight contest between Tatsuya Kawajiri and Shinya Aoki. Also, Gegard Mousasi will return to MMA for the first time since losing his Strikeforce 205 title to King Mo, against Jake O'Brien, and Melvin Manhoef will face Tatsuya Mizuno.
Full Dream.15 Fight Card:
Lightweight Championship bout: Shinya Aoki (c) vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
Heavyweight bout: Alistair Overeem vs. Ricco Rodriguez
Lightweight bout: Gesias Cavalcante vs. Katsunori Kikuno
Light Heavyweight Grand Prix Opening Round bout: Melvin Manhoef vs. Tatsuya Mizuno
Light Heavyweight Grand Prix Opening Round bout: Gegard Mousasi vs. Jake O'Brien