Injured Overeem pulls out of UFC 160

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Posted at Mar 07 2013 07:59 PM | Updated as of Mar 08 2013 03:59 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Former heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem has bailed out of his UFC 160 fight against Junior Dos Santos after suffering an injury.

According to MMA Fighting, Overeem sustained an undisclosed injury while training, which will sideline him for up to five-weeks.

This has promoted the Dutch fighter’s camp to call off his scheduled faceoff against former champion Dos Santos.

It is the second time the Overeem-Dos Santos fight has been postponed. The two were supposed to fight in UFC 146 last year but Overeem wasn’t able to secure a fight license after failing a Nevada State Athletic Commission-ordered drug test.