Belfort-overeem 2 Set For Strikeforce
Belfort-Overeem 2 Set for Strikeforce
Photos by Daisy Rosas
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 8 — A rematch of their April 2005 PRIDE Total Elimination bout, Vitor Belfort and Alistair Overeem meet tomorrow night (this time in the cage) at the HP Pavilion for Strikeforce 2’s "Revenge." Yet the question might not be how things will play out in the scenario which saw the lanky Dutchman guillotine the powerful Brazilian in their initial outing, but if lightning will strike twice for the promotion that set a North American attendance record of 18,265 attendees on March 10. With local favorites Cung Le and ex-WWE personality Daniel Puder on the card, Strikeforce promoters are certainly giving it their best shot.
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The Brazilian Beat:
As MMA fans, we’re living in pretty interesting times, as exciting moments of our sport, moments that may be remembered for ages to come, seem to be taking place one after the other.
On the heels of UFC 60’s Royce Gracie and Matt Hughes bout, we were treated right away with PRIDE’s Bushido "Survival" Welterweight Grand Prix, this time with 16 fighters in a tough first round that made it hard to predict a certain favorite to move on, let alone to win it all.
With Strikeforce’s upcoming June 9th "Overeem vs. Belfort" showdown, all eyes will be turned to California to see if the promotion can match the success of the 18,265 attendance record they had at their first event. Then there’s the IFL and its unique league format, and soon the UFC will back with another fight night that will finally see Anderson Silva’s Octagon debut, a debut that was meant to happen five years ago against Carlos Newton. The list goes on and on, proving that our sport is growing and the only thing we can do at Full Contact Fighter is keep pumping out the news, keeping the beat loud and clear, as the rhythm never ceases from Brazil!
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