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Fabricio Werdum vs. Antonio Silva Likely For Strikeforce: Emelianenko vs. Rogers Event

October 8, 2009 | Posted by Larry Csonka

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:

MAIN CARD
– 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*

PRELIMINARY CARD
– Deray Davis vs. Mark Miller*
– Jonatas Novaes vs. Christian Uflacker*

* – Not officially announced

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