Valentijn Overeem and Sergei Karitonov to sign with Strikeforce

Former PRIDE fighters, Valentijn Overeem, elder brother of Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem, and Sergei Karitonov look to sign with the Srikeforce promotion. Fighters Only reports both fighters will be offered four-fight deals.

Valentijn Overeem, 28-25 MMA, hold wins over Randy Couture and Renato “Babalu” Sobral and has been fighting all over the world in the last five years, including France, Poland, Holland, Japan and Serbia and most recently a KO victory over C?t?lin Zm?r?ndescu in Romania.

Karitonov, 16-4 MMA, holds wins over brother of Valentijn, Alistair Overeem, brother of Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Murilo “Ninja” Rua, Fabricio Werdum and Semmy Schilt. His last MMA appearance a submission loss to Jeff Monson at DREAM 8 in April of last year.

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