Strikeforce CBS: Fedor Emelianenko vs Fabricio Werdum Likely In April


Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker discussed the strong possibility that the worlds best heavyweight, Fedor Emelianenko (31-1) will likely take on former UFC heavyweight Fabricio Werdum (13-4-1) at the next Strikeforce on CBS card on April 17th. According to Coker the fight has not been officially finalized.

Also expected on the card, Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields will face Dan “Hollywood” Henderson for the Strikeforce belt.

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Strikeforce: Fabricio Werdum vs Andrei Arlovski Possible


Fabricio Werdum talks with the Brazilian news site Tatame,

“I must fight in February or March, and I imagine that it could be against (Andrei) Arlovski … I lost to him by 2×1, it was an ugly fight, nobody liked, but I never choose opponents, I can fight anyone, but then I wanna fight Fedor”

With two strait wins in Strikeforce, Fabricio Werdum is looking to get back a previous loss to the former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski back at UFC 70.

Fabricio Verdum Signs With Strikeforce, Fight With Alistair Overeem An Option


Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker welcomes newly signed Fabricio Verdum on stage to say a few words. While their are rumors that Verdum he will face Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem on June 6, Coker was quick to state that he was looking for another opponent for Verdum’s debut.

Will Alistair Overeem fight on June 6?
We’re trying to work it out. It’s not guaranteed, but we’ll try to put it together.

Who would his opponent be?
That hasn’t been determined yet.

Did you just sign Fabricio Werdum?
Yeah, but that’s not a fight necessarily we feel we’d have to do first.

Frankly, aside from Fabricio Werdum I’m not sure you have any heavyweights who could give Alistair much of a test?
Well, there are some other free agents out there, and guys fighting with other companies who aren’t exclusive. So we’ll explore those options before we make the announcement of who he’s fighting. [Fanhouse]