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Emelianenko vs Silva, All Set for Strikeforce Tourney

Written on January 04, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Fedor Emelianenko will return to the Strikeforce cage on Feb. 12, as he takes on Antonio Silva in a heavyweight main event from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J.

Fedor Emelinanenko will once again step inside the cage, as he faces Antonio for a heavyweight bout on February 12. As speculated, will hold an eight-man heavyweight bout this year, and will feature an vs Silva match for quarterfinals. Also in the works to greenlit the Strikeforce event is a match pitting Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett.

However, the New Jersey Athletic Control Board still have some issues with Barnett’s license. It a note worth taking that Josh Barnett came out positive with PEDs last summer of 2009, prior with his scheduled bout against . Remaining fighters that will complete the line-up is not yet confirmed, but a third quarterfinal match-up between Fabricio Werdum and Brett Rogers is also expected. Strikeforce is also penciled to hold two alternate bouts in case injuries occur. Potential contestants include Lavar Johnson, and Shane del Rosario.

The upcoming Strikeforce event will take action on February 12, at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. With both favored heavyweight fighters coming from a shock of their lives, who will be redeemed?

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