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Strikeforce Confirms Heavyweight Tourney with Fedor vs. Silva, Overeem vs. Werdum

Strikforce’s upcoming heavyweight tournament is now official and includes heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum and Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva opening round matchups.

Emelianenko has signed a new multi-year deal with Strikeforce that begins when he faces Silva in the main event of a Feb. 12 Showtime-televised event in East Rutherford, New Jersey that also features an Andrei Arlovski vs. Sergei Kharitonov quarterfinal.

Overeem vs. Werdum and Josh Barnett vs. Brett Rogers are also set for the opening round, but do yet have a date and location, though “Strikeforce: Columbus” on March 5 seems likely.

MORE: Overeem vs. Werdum Planned, Emelianenko vs. Silva Set for Feb. 12

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