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Alistair Overeem Out of Title Defense with Injured Hand

Current Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem will be unable to compete against Brazilian submission ace Fabricio Werdum after having re-injured a hand during preparation for the bout. has recently received a press release from Strikeforce relaying the bad news.

Overeem was recently forced out of previously anticipated match-up with Brett Rogers due to a broken hand from an altercation at a night club that sent five bouncers to the hospital.

It has been reported that a replacement fight for the cancelled heavyweight contest will be announced soon.

Even in lieu of Overeem’s absence on the card the August 15th event will still feature three title fights.

Headliners Gina Carano and Cris “Cyborg” Santos will face off to determine the first Women’s 145-pound Champion in Strikeforce history, while Nick Diaz and Joe Riggs re-visit their rivalry with the company’s welterweight belt on the line and Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez will attempt to reclaim his lightweight strap from current champ Josh “The Punk” Thomson.

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