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After winning over Fabricio Werdum at the Strikeforce's Heavyweight Grand Prix quarter final, Alistair Overeem was removed to the semifinal match.
Alistair Overeem said on MMA Hour that he may not be able to compete at the Strikeforce World Grand Prix semifinals this September. It is due to lack of preparation, following his vacation to nurse his injuries after he won over Fabricio Werdum for the Strikeforce World Grand Prix quarter finals. The announcement was made on Monday afternoon. However, UFC President – Dana White, who is a Zuffa co-owner – oversees the Strikeforce brand’s announcement that Alistair Overeem is out of the match.
But while other people said that it might be the end of his Strikeforce career, Dana White cleared that he is still employed to the company. Alistair Overeem also discussed the possibility of entering a boxing career in the near future to face one of the world champion, Klitschko brothers. Meanwhile, his return for MMA or boxing is still unknown, though he has a non-exclusive MMA deal that gives him the opportunity to fight overseas.
On the other hand, Daniel Cormier – who have a career stats of 8-0 – will replace him to face Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. The other semifinal match is between Sergei Kharitonov vs Josh Barnett.View Article Source »
The Strikeforce and M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Silva will be seen once more this Wednesday. Get ready to watch how Silva took over Fedor.
If you haven’t watched this weekend’s “Strikeforce and M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Silva” event, worry not, for it will re-air this Wednesday on Showtime Extreme at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
The event took place last Saturday at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J. and was aired on Showtime via same-day delay. The event featured the opening of Strikeforce’s eight-man heavyweight grand prix.
The opening-round was packed with extreme fighters, Fedor Emelianenko, who took on former EliteXC champion Antonio Silva. UFC titleholder Andrei Arlovski met Sergei Kharitonov as well.View Article Source »
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva went out of the cage holding his ticket to the Strikeforce World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament ---a TKO victory over Fedor Emelianenko.
This weekend, the Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva concluded. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva was declared the heavyweight winner.
Silva, also known as “Pezão” in his home country of Brazil, defeated Fedor Emelianenko by TKO. This victory advanced him to the semifinals of the Strikeforce World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament. A big step for the “Bigfoot”. Watch his interview after the cut.Read the rest of the article »
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