(As you can see, Antonio’s head is roughly the size of Fabricio’s torso.)
According to a report on MMA Junkie, bout agreements have been finalized for heavyweights Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva and Fabricio Werdum to face each other on the main card of Strikeforce’s "Fedor vs. Rogers" event on November 7th. With Alistair Overeem pissing his career away in Holland, the Silva/Werdum matchup would logically produce the next opponent for the winner of the night’s main event.
Silva has gone 2-0 in Sengoku since catching a one-year steroid suspension from the California State Athletic Commission following his victory over Justin Eilers at EliteXC: Unfinished Business. Werdum made his Strikeforce debut in August with a quick submission win over Mike Kyle; two weeks ago, he swept the heavyweight division at the 2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship. With the addition of this bout, the Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers main card looks like this…
– Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers (HW)
– Jason "Mayhem" Miller vs. Jake Shields (for vacant Strikeforce middleweight title)
– Antonio Silva vs. Fabricio Werdum (HW)
– Gegard Mousasi vs. TBA*
* Contradicting earlier reports, Strikeforce exec Mike Afromowitz told MMA Junkie, that Mousasi won’t be defending his belt in his next fight, which implies that Strikeforce is having trouble finding him a legitimate opponent. Rumors of Mousasi taking on King Mo at the event are apparently unfounded. UPDATE: MMA Fanhouse says it’s looking like Sokoudjou.
Related: Could Bobby Lashley be fighting on the 11/7 card against 43-year-old veteran Ron Waterman?