Dana confirms Frank Mir against JDS; Velasquez likely to face Werdum

Almost three weeks ago, it was revealed that Alistair Overeem had tested positive for an elevated testosterone to epitestosterone ratio and subsequently would have to go before the Nevada State Athletic Commission before being allowed to fight against Junior dos Santos on May 26th in Las Vegas.

UFC President Dana White announced tonight on twitter that Overeem is out and Mir is in

“Taking off to Atlanta!!!! May 26th is now Mir vs JDS for the HW title in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand.” – @danawhite

This puts an end to the endless amount of speculation that has been circulating about what the result meant for the UFC, for Alistair Overeem, and for Junior dos Santos.

Mir was scheuled to compete on the same card versus former champion Cain Velasquez and was the most logical opponent for dos Santos should Overeem have been unable to fight.

It was also announced Velasquez would now fight Fabricio Werdum, but should Alistair Overeem be granted a license to compete, he may be able to be rescheduled on the event, most likely against Cain Velasquez. In this scenario, Werdum would be put back in his originally scheduled bout with Mike Russow.

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