- Strikeforce heavyweight champ Alistair Overeem, who has yet to fight again for the promotion since winning the title in November 2007, returned to MMA action overseas over the weekend, dominating Tony Sylvester at Ultimate Glory 11 in Amsterdam, Netherlands before finishing the fight with a guillotine choke in just 83-seconds. Overeem will fight again this weekend at DREAM 12 against James Thomson before he’s expected to return to Strikeforce to defend the title.
- A trio of bouts have been added to the undercard of Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers, as Erin Toughill vs. Marloes Coenen, John Kolosci vs. Shamar Bailey, and Nate Moore vs. Louis Taylor are slated for the preliminary card of the CBS-televised event.
- Undefeated welterweight prospect Roger Bowling (6-0) has signed with Strikeforce, with his debut for the promotion to-be-determined.
- The main card for Strikeforce Challengers 5 on November 20 in Kansas City is set, with Tyron Woodley vs.Rudy Bears, Erik Apple vs. Bobby Voelker, Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante vs. Aaron Rosa, Kim Couture vs. Kerry Vera, and Sarah Kaufman vs. Takayo Hashi featured on the Showtime broadcast.
- Shane Del Rosario will take on Brandon Cash in a battle of unbeaten heavyweights at Strikeforce Challengers 4 on November 6.
Pictured: Alistair Overeem