Lavar Johnson and Shane Del Rosario will meet in a reserve bout for Strikeforce’s heavyweight tournament when it kicks off on Feb. 12 in East Rutherford, New Jersey, according to MMAjunkie.
A heavyweight matchup between Ray Sefo and Valentijn Overeem is also in the works for event’s preliminary card.
The Showtime-televised event is headlined by an opening round matchup between Fedor Emelianenko and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and also include an Andrei Arlovski vs. Sergei Kharitonov quarterfinal..
The tournament also includes heavyweight champ Alistair Overeem defending his title again Fabricio Werdum and Josh Barnett’s Strikeforce debut against Brett Rogers.
Pictured: Lavar Johnson