Scott Coker: If Fedor Emelianenko gets past Werdum, we will sit with M-1 to discuss the Overeem fightPosted on June 9, 2010, 01:56 PM by Anton Gurevich
Answering on LowKick.com's question at the Strikeforce: Los Angeles Media Conference call, promotion's CEO Scott Coker seemed positive about the idea of Fedor Emelianenko fighting Alistair Overeem. "The Last Emperor" will not defend his WAMMA Heavyweight Title on June 26th, but may find himself en route for battle against "The Demolition Man". If he gets past Werdum:
"You can't call a fight before it's over. But I can tell you that if Fedor is victorious against Fabricio Werdum on June 26th, we will sit with M-1 and discuss the option of fighting Alistair Overeem."
Also, Strikeforce: Los Angeles main eventer Babalu Sobral will return after a long layoff against "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler on June 16th. Former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion revealed that he feels refreshed after a year-long layoff, working mostly on his striking and conditioning for the fight against Lawler.
Scot Coker revealed that the winner of the fight between Babalu and Lawler will receive a title shot in his division. The announcement promises an interesting match-ups, as Babalu could fight his teammate and friend King Mo and Robbie Lawler could face Jacare Souza (if Jake Shields leaves the promotion). Strikeforce: Los Angeles s scheduled to take place on June 16, at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
Catchweight (195 lbs) bout: Robbie Lawler vs. Renato Sobral
Welterweight bout: Marius Zaromskis vs. Evangelista Santos
Middleweight bout: Tim Kennedy vs. Trevor Prangley
Lightweight bout: Conor Heun vs. KJ Noons