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Say It Aint So: Overeem vs. Rogers for Strikeforce heavyweight crown?

Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce

Strikerforce color commentator Mauro Ranallo recently went on record during an episode of The Fight Show stating that he had inside information that says an upcoming showdown between AWOL Strikeforce heavyweight title holder Alistair Overeem and Brett Rogers will in fact be for the promotion’s championship.

As of right now nothing has been confirmed by Strikeforce in regards to the bout being for the title.

The report comes as a bit of a shock considering the fact that Rogers would be coming off of a TKO defeat suffered at the hands of Fedor Emelianenko to challenge for the championship, while Fedor is currently expected to face off with Fabricio Werdum at the same event which is likely for May.

Overeem hasn’t defended his Strikeforce title in well over two years since obtaining the belt with a TKO over Paul Buentello in November of 2007.

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