Valentijn Overeem injured, Strikeforce debut nixed
Less than a week after losing the novelty of former NFL great Herschel Walker’s second bout in the cage, Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu 2 has suffered another blow.
Valentijn Overeem, brother of Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem, is injured and will be unable to fight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva as planned on the Dec. 4 fight card on Showtime, said MMAWeekly.com sources. The nature of the injury was not disclosed.
The bout was to be Valentijn’s Strikeforce debut. He is currently on a two-fight winning streak, and was expected to be a strong addition to the promotion’s heavyweight class.