If you see the guy on top in a bar in St. Louis in May, don't pick a fight with him.
What is it with MMA all of a sudden? First it was our feature story
, now comes the announcement
that St. Louis will host a heavyweight championship in one of the sport's top leagues.Strikeforce
, the leading competitor to UFC, comes to the Scottrade Center on May 15. The main event will feature reigning heavyweight champion, six-foot-five, 260-pound Alistair "The Demolition Man" Overeem
against Brett "The Grim" Rogers
The fight will be broadcast on Showtime and promoted locally by Jesse Finney
's Shamrock Promotions
. Several local fighters are rumored to be on tap for the undercard.
Here's the full fight schedule as announced via MMAJunkie
- Champ Alistair Overeem vs. Brett Rogers
- Andrei Arlovski vs. Antonio Silva
- Lyle Beerbohm vs. Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro
- Roger Gracie vs. Kevin Randlema
At his Xtreme Fight League event earlier this month, Finney hinted that locals Pat Benson
, Tyron Woodley
, and John Duever
would be included on the card.