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UFC 156: Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio Silva Official Weigh In [Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, Nevada]

Earlier today on Friday, Feb. 1, former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem weighed in ahead of his clash with Antonio Silva.

The two men meet tomorrow night in a highly-anticipated duel on UFC 156.

It was December of 2011, at UFC 141, when Overeem made his UFC debut by defeating former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar by TKO at 2:26 of the first round.

And while Overeem appeared to be in line for a title shot against Junior Dos Santos for UFC 146 the following May, some bad news was just around the corner.

Overeem ended up failing his pre-fight drug test from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, as he was caught with a 14-1 testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio. The allowed ratio was 6-1.

Over a year later and redemption is on the line for Overeem, as he faces no easy task as he will be meeting Silva, the Brazilian brute.

At today’s weigh-in, both fighters appeared to be in tremendous shape, with Overeem coming in at 264 pounds while Silva hit 262 pounds.

The two men had some friendly trash talk towards the end of their match and tensions will be high on Saturday.