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Champ Alistair Overeem vs. Brett Rogers on May 15 for Strikeforce Title

Brett RogersDespite coming off a November loss to top-ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko, Brett Rogers will have the opportunity to claim the Strikeforce title when he squares off against heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem on May 15.

Originally believed to be a non-title bout, Strikeforce commentator Mauro Ranallo clarified on The Fight Show on Tuesday that the belt will be on the line in matchup, which is expected to headline the Showtime-televised event at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

For more on the fight, and why Emelianenko isn’t challenging Overeem for the title, check out “Alistair Overeem Returns to Strikeforce Against Brett Rogers on May 15“.

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