Valentijn Overeem forced out of Antonio “Big Foot” Silva fight in St. Louis

Valentijn Overeem, the brother of Strikeforce heavyweight champion, Alistair Overeem, has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming bout next Saturday night against Antonio “Big Foot” Silva due to injury.

Sources close to the situation revealed the news, although the exact nature of the injury wasn’t disclosed. It is unlikely that the California based promotion will be able to find a replacement in time to face the Brazilian heavy hitter.

Overeem had been on a two fight winning streak heading into this fight and was set to become a useful addition to the already stacked heavyweight ranks. This news comes along side of Herschel Walker’s withdrawal from the same event.

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