Strikeforce Announces Heavyweight Tournament


Yesterday MMA promotion Strikeforce announced a Heavyweight Tournamnet to be held over several events.

Participants include :
Fedor Emelianenko, Andrei Arlovski, Fabricio Werdum & Strikeforce HW Champion Alistair Overeem.

The tournament will be a 3 stage single-elimination tournament.

The 1st quarterfinal bouts will be held Feb. 12 @ Strikeforce - Emelianenko vs. Silva, live on Showtime.
The tournament events featured on that card will be :

- Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva
- Andrei Arlovski vs. Sergei Kharitonov


The 2 remaining fights :

- Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum
- Josh Barnett vs. Brett Rogers

Are to be announced at a later date.


Currently it is unknown which winners will face which winners, but it is widely believed that Fedor and Overeem could meet in the 2nd round, provided they both win.

One other interesting note in this tournament is that Overeem's fights will be 5 rounds and the title will be on the line.


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