Who's better: Cormier or Overeem?

Two talented heavyweights do battle in our side-by-side analysis

Updated: May 23, 2013, 12:59 PM ET
By TR Foley | ESPN Insider
Alistair Overeem and Daniel CormierGetty ImagesAlistair Overeem and Daniel Cormier offer a contrast of styles and attitude.

Welcome to Insider's "Who's Better?" feature, a side-by-side breakdown of fights UFC fans most want to see. ESPN Insider T.R. Foley breaks down the fighters to determine who's better.

With UFC 161 now absorbing the talents of Roy "Big Country" Nelson for use against Stipe Miocic, there is plenty of talk of what's next for the weight division's remaining top-five talents, Daniel Cormier and Alistair Overeem.

This week's main event at UFC 160 features two fighters closely related to Cormier and Overeem. Cormier's friendship with training partner and current UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez makes him subject to constant speculation about a move down to light heavyweight. But the two-time Olympian said he will fight at least once more at heavyweight.

Meanwhile, Overeem's last fight ended in a knockout loss to Antonio Silva. He's had a lengthy layoff since that fight, but he likely will be paired with another top-five talent upon his return to the Octagon. A couple of wins and perhaps he's back in title contention.

So it's a heavyweight weekend, which leads us to ask the question: Who's better, Cormier or Overeem?


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