Fabricio Werdum has been looking for a promotion to fight under ever since being cut from the UFC after his knockout loss to Junior dos Santos last October. After getting turned down by Affliction, Werdum has finally found a home with Strikeforce. Werdum’s signing was confirmed by Scott Coker in an interview with Michael David Smith.
Though rumors have started to circulate that Werdum will provide Alistair Overeem an opponent to defend his Strikeforce Heavyweight Belt against, nothing has been confirmed yet. In regards to Overeem’s next opponent, if it ends up not being Werdum, Coker said, “Well, there are some other free agents out there, and guys fighting with other companies who aren’t exclusive. So we’ll explore those options before we make the announcement of who he’s fighting.” In addition the reported June 6th date for Overeem’s Strikeforce return also went unconfirmed, but Coker did say that it was something they were working towards.