Alistair Overeem, the deadly Dutch striker and current Strikeforce heavyweight champion will be returning to America for the first time in over a year when he takes on top five ranked heavyweight Fabricio Werdum in the rematch that's been over five years in the making.
The bout will take place at Strikeforce: "Overeem vs. Werdum" in Dallas, Texas next Saturday night (June 18, 2011) and will be the second half of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix's first round.
The K-1 World Grand Prix champion was on the line for a media conference call this week to answer questions about the upcoming fight.
Overeem closed the call by answering the question that people have been interested in hearing about ever since the UFC's parent company, Zuffa, purchased Strikeforce just a few short months ago. Would he like to fight the UFC heavyweight champion if he can win this tournament?
"My plan is (to unite the UFC and Strikeforce belts) but lets take it one step at a time. I'm taking this fight very serious ... If I would win the tournament, I personally, and I believe many fans would love to see the tournament winner against the UFC champion."
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