Mike Kyle Replaces Overeem, Faces Silva
Search Heavy

Mike Kyle Replaces Overeem, Faces Silva

Strikeforce heavyweightAmerican Kickboxing Academy product Mike Kyle will step in to face Antonio Silva on Saturday’s “Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu” event in San Jose.

Kyle replaces Valentijn Overeem, who pulled out of the fight last week with an elbow injury.

HeavyMMA.com confirmed the switch with a Strikeforce official on Monday afternoon. The news was first reported by MMA Junkie.

Kyle has competed mostly at light heavyweight this year, but will return to his original weight class to face Silva, who is considered a contender for Strikeforce’s heavyweight title. Since losing to Fabricio Werdum in August 2009, Kyle has put together a six-fight win streak.

Silva is coming off a win over Andrei Arlovski in May. His Strikeforce record stands at 1-1.

Follow @HeavyMMA on Twitter for more Strikeforce news

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Discuss on Facebook