Strikeforce has put together a first-ratecard for its May-15 show in St. Louis. Already guaranteed were such stars as Alistair Overeem, who defends his heavyweight belt against Brett Rogers; former UFC champion Andre Arlovski, who faces Antonio “Pezao” Silva; Ronaldo Jacare against Joey Villasenor; and Roger Gracie’s debut in the event, against Kevin Randleman.
Now the promotion has confirmed some more fighters on the card. Vtor Shaolin makes his Strikeforce debut, and Rafael Feijão is in, too.
Coming off a loss to Shinya Aoki, Shaolin has not fought since July of 2009. He will face Lyle Beerbohm, who is undefeated in his 13-fight career.
“I’ve been training and I’m motivated to return to fighting regularly,” said Shaolin.
Now Rafael Feijão will have Antwain Britt ahead of him. Should he win, Feijão will move closer to the end of the line of challengers to King Mo’s middleweight belt.
Check out the card:
St Louis, Missouri
May 15, 2010
Alistair Overeem vs Brett Rogers
Andrei Arlovski vs Antonio Silva
Ronaldo “Souza” Jacaré vs Joey Villasenor
Roger Gracie vs Kevin Randleman
Antwain Britt vs Rafael “Feijão” Cavalcante
Justin DeMoney vs Jesse Finney
Lyle Beerbohm vs Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs Federico Lopez
Lee Brousseau vs Fransisco “Kiko” France
Mike Chandler vs Sal Woods
Pat Benson vs Erik Steenberg
Tom Aaron vs Matt Ricehouse
Darryl Cobb vs Booker DeRousse