Interesting fight for a number of reasons but I can only see one clear reason Dana wants to put this fight on….
The Reem is a one trick pony. If he can't stand on the outside and float his jab while using the leg kicks to keep you from closing he doesn't end up looking very good. Werdum figured this out and made Overeem look like it was his first night in the cage. You can bet Brock's camp is studying this.
Brock is a shooting machine with a horribly underrated ground game. His pass to submission of Carwin was a thing of beauty and showed that he's not relying on his wrestling to carry him in this sport.
Reem's best bet is to work the jab and keep Brock outside until he's ready to unload on him.
Brock's best bet is to go around the jab and stick Reem on his back.
In the past neither of these two have been very good at sticking to game plans and Brock has crumbled a little when someone has put gloves on him. Mind you the punches he took (Carwin and Cain) were instantly followed up with a blitz style attack that frankly we haven't seen Overeem use in a long long time. I mean he was still a LHW the last time he launched any sort of blitz on someone. Brock can and will get Reem to the ground and once there he will win the fight in a violent and brutal way.
So, why would Dana F*cking White want this fight? Reem is the last 'great' HW and Fedor is now out of the question. In the past when they tried to negotiate to get Reem in the UFC the rumor was he was (maybe it was Golden Glory) hard to deal with and asked for the moon. Now that Dana essentially owns him he can clearly demonstrate the superiority of the UFC's HW. Giving this fight to a healthy Brock will be a classic Wrestler vs Striker match up (no one seriously expects Overeen to break out the hammer and guillotine do they?) that will show the dominance of Dana's company.
This fight will be hyped as the next second coming with a huge amount of attention of Overeem's accomplishments around the world and I would suspect by the end of the UFC Hype that the average fan will be convinced they're going to see Brock get his head kicked off but let's be real….. we all know the UFC loves to market the underdog.
Brock by brutal domination Rnd 2.
Bet on it and get in early when the odds are in your favor.