Valentijn Overeem Debuts Against Antonio Silva In December

Strikeforce heavyweightThe rumored bout between Antonio Silva and Valentijn Overeem is now official for “Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu.”

The event takes place Dec. 4 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

Strikeforce officials today confirmed the heavyweight bout.

Silva last appeared at “Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery” in May, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. Silva has won seven of his past eight bouts, with the lone loss coming to Fabricio Werdum last November.

Overeem, the brother of Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem, will be making his Strikeforce debut after signing with the promotion in June. Overeem is a four-time PRIDE veteran and is currently riding a two-fight winning streak.

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