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Alistair Overeem Likely to Fight an Emelianenko, But Not Fedor

Alistair OvereemA bout between Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem(33-11) and former SAMBO champ Aleksander Emelianenko(17-3) is apparently in the works and the bout is currently being listed on the website of Polish fight organization Strefa Walk.

While it is listed on the organization’s website it is apparently currently in the negotiation phase according to an email from Golden Glory Manager Bas Boon to

This fight is intriguing for several reasons and not just for the Strikeforce drama. Aleksander has faced scrutiny after a not being cleared for his 2008 Afflicition bout. Which was originally rumored to have been due to a positive Hepatitis test but was later revealed to be an issue with traveling to the United States.

Also of note that Aleksander does not practice with his brother Fedor’s team having decided to start his own team.

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Pictured: Alistair Overeem

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