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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum set for June in Dallas!

Now this is going to be one sweet card! upcoming events in the fight world include UFC 130 which I doubt anyone still cares about now that both Edgar and Maynard are off, an Ultimate Fighter finale which lacks almost zero appeal save for the main event with Guida vs Pettis, Bellator 9 and 10 which I'm sure people don't even know exist! UFC 131 is just before this epic Strikeforce event, but even the prospect of an amazing stand-up war between JDS and Carwin wouldn't outshine the quarterfinal.

There is nothing left to do but about a month's time, we will witness quite possibly the best Strikeforce card yet, the second quarterfinal to finally determine the semi-final brackets.  I'm still with Overeem on this one; it's only a matter of time before he goes to the UFC and starts smashing his way through the heavyweight division.

Both Werdum and Overeem return to action after the former choked out legendary Fedor to hand him his first real loss in 10 years while the latter destroyed Todd Duffee, claimed the Dream heavyweight belt and won a K-1 championship all in the same month.

Josh Barnett also returns to action after going nearly a year without fighting.  He's taking on Brett Rogers, who was onced ranked until Fedor took his head off and Alistair Overeem gave him a humiliating beatdown.  Ring rust may be real, but I believe Barnett will win this fight via submission.  Him beating Kharitonov may be tough, but I still feel he's got it in him.  People forgot just how good Barnett was back in Pride with his 29-5 record.

Also, KJ Noons returns on this card, and don't forget someone else returning to this card:


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