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Alistair Overeem vs. Brett Rogers for Strikeforce heavyweight title

Grab hold of something or make sure you’re sitting down, because Alistair Overeem will be facing with Brett Rogers for Overeem’s Strikeforce heavyweight championship on April 17 during “Strikeforce St. Louis: Heavy Artillery” from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

Strikeforce has confirmed the news through numerous media outlets late Sunday evening.

The title defense for Overeem will be his first since obtaining the championship with a TKO over Paul Buentello back in November of 2007, while Rogers will be rebounding from a knockout defeat to challenge for the title.

Overeem has been keeping busy beating down a laundry list of B-level fighters such as Gary Goodridge, Tony Sylvester, James Thompson and Kazuyuki Fujita as of late, while Rogers was most recently flattened at the hands of Fedor Emelianenko after notching an impressive knockout victory over Andrei Arlovski.

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