Strikeforce: Overeem Vs. Werdum Official For June 18th

Strikeforce Overeem vs. Werdum poster

Strikeforce and Showtime announced that Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum is now official for June 18th. The event will be held at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas. The two remaining quarterfinal bouts of the grand prix, Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum and Brett Rogers vs. Josh Barnett, will be held. In addition, the event will feature the return of female MMA superstar Gina Carano.

Strikeforce and Showtime announced today that the second quarterfinal leg of the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix is now official for June 18th at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas Texas. The event is billed as Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum and is naturally headlined by the next stage of grand prix bouts. Most notably, Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum. The co-main event is Brett Rogers vs. Josh Barnett.

The winner of the Overeem-Werdum fight will face Antonio Silva the semi-finals while the winner of the Rogers-Barnett bout will face Sergei Kharitonov.

The releases both teased the return of female MMA superstar Gina Carano, but no opponent has yet been named.

A poster released for the event stated a light heavyweight contest between Muhammed Lawal and Ovince St. Preux would also be on the card, but according to Damon Martin Strikeforce has already scrapped that plan:

Strikeforce's Mike Afromowitz just confirmed King Mo vs. Ovince St Preux is not happening June 18. #Strikeforce #MMAless than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply

 

The main card for the event thus far:

Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum
Josh Barnett vs. Brett Rogers
Gina Carano vs. TBA
Daniel Cormier vs. Shane del Rosario
Chad Griggs vs. Valentijn Overeem

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