Heavyweights Fabricio Werdum and Antonio Silva will square off on November 7 on the CBS-televised main card of Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers, which takes place at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois near Chicago.
Despite wins over notables Gabriel Gonzaga and Brandon Vera, Werdum (12-4-1) was cut by the UFC last year following an upset loss to Junior dos Santos in October. Werdum bounced back in his Strikeforce debut, submitting Mike Kyle in the opening round of their August bout.
Silva (13-1), the former EliteXC heavyweight champ, will be fighting in the United States for the first time since being suspended for one year last July after testing positive for steroids. “Bigfoot” has won six-straight, including back-to-back wins in Sengoku over Yoshiro Nakao and Jim York.
Pictured: Fabricio Werdum