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Alistair Overeem vs. Brett Rogers set for May 15 Strikeforce

It looks like Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem is finally set to make his much anticipated return to the promotion when he faces off with Brett Rogers in May.

The news of the bout comes courtesy of Alistair himself in a recent conversation with

The pair of massive heavyweights are expected to throw down on May 15 from St. Louis Missouri, although nothing has been made official through Strikeforce as of this writing.

“He’s an excellent opponent,” said Overeem on Rogers. “I’m looking forward to [smacking] his face and his loud mouth. I’m really happy that Strikeforce came with this fight so now we can settle things once and for all.”

Alistair also went on to speculate that he did not believe the fight would be for the title.

Overeem has not defended the Strikeforce heavyweight championship since winning it with a 2007 TKO over Paul Buentello.

Overeem has been staying busy competing in kickboxing for the K-1 promotion and putting away a series of journeymen in MMA from Japan and Holland, while Rogers will be looking to bounce back into the winners circle following a Novemeber TKO defeat at the hands of Fedor Emelianenko.

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