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01-05-2011, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Oilerdiehard View Post
Strikeforce announces Heavyweight Tourney:

I am looking forward to this should be some interesting fights and I like the tournament set up. Been waiting for Kharitonov to make his Strikeforce debut. Not mentioned above but obviously Fedor has a new deal in place with Strikeforce.

Mauro Ranallo also just tweeted these items on the tournament:

Strikeforce has confirmed that Alistair Overeem will be defending the Heavyweight title against Fabricio Werdum as part of the tournament.

Strikeforce has confirmed ESPN report Shane Del Rosario will meet Lavar Johnson in a Heavyweight tournament reserve bout on February 12.

Strikeforce confirms the Heavyweight title will be defended throughout the tournament.Title tilts will be 5 rounds, other bouts 3 rounds.
That is great news if it pans out. Although Overeem and Werdum are arguably the top two seeds, so it's a bit strange that they'd fight in the first round.

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