Quick Quote: Fedor Emelianenko questions Overeem's weight gainPosted on February 7, 2011, 06:13 PM by Joey Santosus
"Alistair Overeem is a great fighter. He is very strong and is a very serious fighter. Lately he has won a K-1 tournament, as well. The only question I have [is] how he managed to gain 20 kilos of weight in such a short period of time. But frankly speaking I don't care, if he passes [the] drug tests successfully. - For more on Fedor Emelianenko's appearance on "The MMA Hour" with Ariel Helwani, visit MMAFighting.com
Fedor Emelianenko is one of eight competitors scheduled to participate in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament. While there have reportedly been requests for the promotion to implement Olympic-style drug testing, no such requirement has been confirmed at this time. The tourney kicks-off with the promotion's Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Bigfoot fight card, which will feature two quarter-final elimination bouts. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio Silva will headline, while former UFC champ Andrei Arlovski will go head to head with Sergei Kharitonov. Should Emelianenko advance by successfully defeating "Bigfoot," he will await the winner of the Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum match-up, whom he will then face in the semi-final round.
Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Bigfoot is set to take place February 12th from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. In addition to the quarter-final match-ups, the all Heavyweight card will also feature reserve bouts such as Shane Del Rosario vs. Lavar Johnson, Ray Sefo vs. Valentijn Overeem, and Chad Griggs vs. Gianpiero Villante.
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