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Alistair Overeem pulled from fight

Updated: April 21, 2012, 1:36 AM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

The UFC has pulled Alistair Overeem from a heavyweight title fight scheduled against Junior dos Santos on May 26 in Las Vegas.

UFC president Dana White announced Friday that the champion dos Santos will instead face former titleholder Frank Mir.

"May 26th is now Mir vs. JDS for the (heavyweight) title in Las Vegas," White said.

Mir originally had been scheduled to face Cain Velasquez on the same card. It is unknown at this time whether Velasquez will receive a new opponent.

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