by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Strikeforce returns to Showtime on Saturday night with its heavyweight champion’s first title defense live from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Champion Alistair Overeem squares off with Brett Rogers in the main event.
The Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery fighters weighed in Friday afternoon at the venue. All of the main card fighters made weight with no issues, and all four of the heavyweight main event fighters were on point as well. Alistair Overeem will be defending his title for the first time since winning the title in 2007, while Rogers looks to bounce back from the first loss in his career.
Former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski got the loudest ovation from the St. Louis crowd in attendance for the weigh-ins.
The undercard did have a couple of fighters miss weight, but they will have a chance to cut the extra and weigh-in again later.
Main Card (On Showtime):
-Alistair Overeem (253) vs. Brett Rogers (264)
-Andrei Arlovski (242) vs. Antonio Silva (265.5)
-Ronaldo “Jacare” de Souza (186.5) vs. Joey Villasenor (186)
-Roger Gracie (205.75) vs. Kevin Randleman (205)
-Antwain Britt (204.5) vs. Rafael Cavalcante (206)
Preliminary Card (Non-Televised):
-Jesse Finney (171) vs Justin DeMoney (169)
-Lyle Beerbohm (156) vs. Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro (156)
-Fransisco “Kiko” France (206) vs Lee Brousseau (204)
-Mike Chandler (170) vs Sal Woods (170)
-Eric Steenberg (155) vs Tom Aaron (157.5)
-Gregory Wilson (155) vs. Matt Ricehouse (156)
-Booker DeRousse (187) vs Darryl Cobb (184)