It now appears that the Alistair Overeem vs. Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic rematch that we've been talking about forever will not be part of the Dynamite New Year's Eve show in Japan.
Instead, Overeem is likely to take on Sergei Kharitonov. That's an intriguing fight; Overeem and Kharitonov have already fought twice, with Overeem winning by first-round TKO in 2006 and Kharitonov winning by first-round TKO in 2007. I'll enjoy the rubber match.
But it's disappointing that Cro Cop won't be fighting Overeem. Might he fight the Korean giant Hong Man Choi, who fought Fedor Emelianenko at last year's New Year's Eve show?
Alistair Overeem vs. Sergei Kharitonov, Not Mirko 'Cro Cop' Filipovic, on New Year's Eve? originally appeared on MMA FanHouse on Fri, 28 Nov 2008 15:16:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.