Monday, Nov 29, 2010
Kyle Confirmed As Overeem’s Replacement
By FCF Staff
Strikeforce has announced that Mike Kyle (pictured) will step in for in the injured Valentijn Overeem, at the promotion’s December 4th event this weekend in St. Louis, and will fight heavyweight Antonio Silva. Overeem was forced to withdraw from the bout due to an elbow injury.
Kyle (18-7-1) will take the bout having last fought on November 5th, when he stopped Stephen Oliver in the first round while competing on an Xtreme MMA card in Sydney, Australia. Kyle is undefeated in six bouts and has not lost since December, 2009, when he was tapped out by Fabricio Werdum.
Silva (14-2) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Andrei Arlovski in May, after losing by decision to the aforementioned Werdum last November. The loss marked the first time Silva had lost since December, 2006, when he was stopped by Eric Pele.
The December 4th, “Henderson vs. Babalu” card will be headlined by a light-heavyweight bout between Dan Henderson and Renato “Babalu” Sobral. Some of the other bouts scheduled for the card include Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Lindland and Scott Smith vs. Paul Daley.
The card will be broadcast on Showtime.
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 4:08 pm