Miocic-Overeem Headlines UFC 203 in Cleveland

Hello Cleveland! After bringing his hometown its first major pro sports championship in 52 years, Stipe Mioic will defend his UFC heavyweight title for the first time at home on Saturday, September 10, when he faces No. 3-ranked contender Alistair Overeem at Quicken Loans Arena.

The bout marks the UFC's first ever visit to Cleveland, and its first event in Ohio since UFC 96, which was held in Columbus in March of 2009.

On May 14 in the main event of UFC 198 in Curitiba, Brazil, Miocic made good on his promise to bring a belt back to his city when he knocked out Fabricio Werdum less than three minutes into their championship bout.

Now, with wins in six of his last seven bouts, the new champ is staying busy with a bout against the Netherlands' Overeem, a former Strikeforce, DREAM and K-1 champion who is showing the best form of his UFC career at the moment.  Winner of four straight, most recently back-to-back knockouts of former heavyweight titlists Junior Dos Santos and Andrei Arlovski, Overeem's trophy case is missing just one title belt, and on September 10, he gets his shot at adding the UFC championship to his collection.
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