Next Saturday’s Strikeforce: Henderson Vs Babalu event has suffered another blow with Valentijn Overeem pulling out of his fight with Antonio Silva due to an elbow injury.

Overeem, brother of Strikeforce champion Alistair, had been set to make his promotional debut at the event, but now fans will have to wait longer to see him in action.

He now joins Herschel Walker as another high profile withdrawal from the St.Louis show at short notice, and so far Strikeforce have not yet been able to bring in replacements for either fighter.

Luckily the card did have strength in depth to begin with, but with this run of bad luck it appears that it won’t be quite the stacked end of year extravaganza that had originally been anticipated.

Fights that remain on the current main card:

  • Dan Henderson Vs Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral
  • Robbie Lawler Vs Matt Lindland
  • Paul Daley Vs Scott Smith