Fabricio Werdum vs. Antonio Silva Likely For Strikeforce: Emelianenko vs. Rogers Event
Posted by Larry Csonka on 10.08.2009
A big heavyweight bout in the works…
Fabricio Werdum recently spoke with tatame.com, and stated that a bout with former Elite XC Heavyweight Champion Antonio Silva was agreed on for the Strikeforce: Emelianenko vs. Rogers event. Here is what he had to say…
"My manager called me asking if I agree to fight him, and I said yes and that I was ready, but I think this fight won't happen anymore. He'll probably fight for Sengoku's title. Strikeforce made a partnership with Dream, so my manager said I can also fight in Japan, at Dream".
Werdum's manager feels that the fight will happen, stating…
"I spoke with them and they said everything it's ok. I'm in Brazil and I don't know more about it, but I think it's gonna happen" .
Here is the rumored card for the event:
- Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers
- Jason "Mayhem" Miller vs. Jake Shields (for vacant Strikeforce middleweight title)*
- Champ Gegard Mousasi vs. TBA (for Strikeforce light-heavyweight title)*
- Fabricio Werdum vs. Antonio Silva *
- Bobby Lashley vs. TBA*
- Deray Davis vs. Mark Miller*
- Jonatas Novaes vs. Christian Uflacker*