Strikeforce will look to end 2010 on a high on December 4th when they bring an action-packed fight card to St.Louis which will air live on Showtime.
Topping the bill is the return of former UFC and PRIDE star Dan Henderson who moves back up to 205lb to face former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral.
The two men have fought once before, albeit 10 years ago in the final of a RINGS tournament in Brazil in which Henderson came out on top on the judges scorecards.
Now the two men will fight again with a shot at current champion ‘Feijao’ a realistic target for the winner.
St.Louis is guaranteed fireworks on the night thanks to a welterweight showdown between heavy-hitters Paul Daley, who will be making his debut in the promotion, and Scott Smith, who will be moving down to 170lbs to start a new chapter in his career.
Speaking of heavy-hitters, Robbie Lawler will also be back in action against veteran performer Matt Lindland in a classic grappler vs striker match-up.
Strikeforce have also now confirmed that though heavyweight fighter Antonio ‘Big Foot’ Silva won’t get the fight he desired against either Fedor Emelianenko or Alistair Overeem, he will have the chance to take on ‘The Reem’s’ brother Valentijn Overeem who will make his debut at the show.
Rounding off the main card NFL legend Herschel Walker should give the event a major ratings boost when he returns for his second pro-fight at the age of 48 against an as yet unnamed opponent.
- Dan Henderson vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral
- Scott Smith vs. Paul Daley
- Matt Lindland vs. Robbie Lawler
- Antonio Silva vs. Valentijn Overeem
- Herschel Walker vs. TBA