Last week we revealed that UFC 145’s Jon Jones Vs Rashad Evans light-heavyweight title fight would be the subject of a new edition of the ‘UFC Primetime’ series, but it’s not going to be the only major bout to come under the documentary-style spotlight in the coming months.
It’s now been announced that UFC 146’s heavyweight title showdown betweeen UFC champion Junior Dos Santos and former Strikeforce, DREAM and K-1 belt holder Alistair Overeem will also be getting it’s own Primetime special on FX.
This will be nothing new for Dos Santos who has already been the focus of a previous ‘Primetime’ show that aired prior to his last fight with Cain Velasquez at ‘UFC On FOX 3’.
Overeem will also be comfortable in front of the camera as he’s already had his behind-the-scenes exploits caught on film for much of the past two years thanks to his ongoing ‘The Reem’ online documentary series.
‘The Reem’ has become the gold-standard of figher video blogs and the ‘UFC Primetime’ producers will have their work cut out to provide better insight into the heavyweight star than it has.
One thing it can do that ‘The Reem’ could not however is expose Overeem to a much bigger audience on U.S television.
UFC 146 as a whole looks like a card that should do well from a pay-per-view perspective with three heavyweight bouts fronting the show including a No.1 contender bout between Frank Mir and Cain Velasquez, and three episodes of ‘UFC Primetime’ in the build-up will only help build further interest in this pivotal night in the UFC’s heaviest weight class.