(Using a strategically placed cityscape to hide the source of Arlovski’s "oh!" face, Strikeforce was able to maintain their PG rating for this poster.)
Strikeforce announced this evening that they have added two marquee bouts to their “Heavy Artillery” card set for the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. on Saturday, May 15.
Undefeated jiu-jitsu ace Roger Gracie (2-0) will make his heavily anticipated Strikeforce debut opposite former UFC heavyweight champion and PRIDE standout Kevin “The Monster” Randleman (17-4) live on Showtime.
Also inked in for the card is an interesting middleweight bout with a juxtaposition of styles that will see grappling sensation Ronaldo “Jacare" Souza (11-2 1 NC) and resilient knockout artist Joey Villasenor (27-6) lock horns.
Previously announced for the show was a main card match-up between former UFC heavyweight kingpin Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski (15-7) and EliteXC heavyweight champion Antonio "Big Foot" Silva (13-2) as well as the night’s main event, a heavyweight title tilt between Alistair "The Demolition Man" Overeem (32-11) and the most dangerous tire installer in Sam’s Club history, Brett "The Grim" Rogers (10-1).
Judging by the combined firepower of the fighters on the card, the event was properly named and will likely not be a repeat of the decision-heavy Nashville event last weekend.
For what it’s worth, I prefer Snakefinger’s poster for the event he designed for our Six Deuce contest.