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Strikeforce Heavyweight Tournament In The Works for 2011

Fabricio WerdumA February matchup between Fedor Emelianenko and Antonio Silva will likely kick off Strikeforce’s planned eight-man heavyweight tournament that is also slated to include Fabricio Werdum vs. Sergei Kharitonov, Josh Barnett vs. Brett Rogers, and champ Alistair Overeem vs. Andrei Arlovski, according to Tatame.

Though March’s “Strikeforce: Columbus” could host the rest of the quarterfinals, many details remain to be finalized, including Emelianenko’s ongoing contract talks, when Overeem’s title would be on the line, and broadcast plans, with the tournament reportedly being considered for Strikeforce’s pay-per-view debut.

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Pictured: Fabricio Werdum

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