The deal will last sixteen months, and his first fight is expected to be against Antonio “Big Foot” Silva in May.
Silva’s Strikeforce debut came against Fabricio Werdum, a fight that he lost by unanimous decision at “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers” in November.
This will be Arlovski’s second fight for Strikeforce, and is looking to erase the memories of his twenty-two second knockout loss to Brett Rogers, a fight that he took on a month’s notice.
Since the loss, Arlovski took time off to reevaluate his career, and fought in a exhibition boxing match against Fres Oquendo this past weekend. Arlovski has also started training with Greg Jackson in order to refresh his game.
The fight between Arlovski and Bigfoot is expected to take place on May 15 from St. Louis, Missouri.