Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira and Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem Announced for UFC 169
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 10.03.2013
Two huge fights announced for Super Bowl weekend…
UFC officials have announced two huge fights for the upcoming UFC 169 during Super Bowl weekend on February 1, 2014. The event will be headlined by a light heavyweight title bout with champion Jon Jones defending against top contender Glover Teixeira. Also, a heavyweight bout between Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem, originally scheduled for UFC 167, is being moved to the card as well.
According to UFC officials, the move for Mir vs. Overeem was determined in conjunction with Nevada State Athletic Commission Representatives in order to give more time for Frank Mir after his August 31 fight against Josh Barnett. Per an official statement from ZUFFA, parent company of the UFC:
"While there was no indication whatsoever that Mir wouldn't be fully, medically cleared in time to compete on November 16th, UFC officials and Nevada Commission representatives believed that a short postponement would allow both athletes more time to train for the bout."
UFC 169 will be held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.