Bleacher Report is live inside the concourse of the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri for the weigh-ins for Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery.
Despite a rainy day in St. Louis, there is a large crowd gathered and they are in a frenzy for the festivities to begin. Several fighters are signing autographs at various points throughout the concourse.
There will be 12 fights in total, main evented by Brett Rogers challenging Alistair Overeem for the Strikeforce Heayweight championship.
Preliminary bouts (Non-televised):
Greg Wilson 155 lbs. vs. Matt Ricehouse 156lbs.
Eric Steenberg 155 lbs. vs. Tom Aaron 157 1/2 lbs.
Lee Brousseau 204 lbs. vs. Francisco France 206 lbs.
Sal Woods 170 lbs. vs. Mike Chandler 170 lbs.
Darryl Cobb 184 lbs. vs. Booker DeRousse 187 lbs.
Booker has two hours to lose the one pound that he's over the weight limit for the bout.
Lyle Beerbohm 156 lbs. vs. Vitor Riberio 156 lbs.
Justin DeMoney 169 lbs. vs. Jesse Finney 172 lbs.
Finney will have two hours to lose the one pound that he's over the weight limit for the bout. Finney actually made weight on his second attempt.
Other televised bouts:
Rafael Feijao 206 lbs. vs. Antwain Britt 204 1/2 lbs.
Kevin Randleman 205 lbs. vs. Roger Gracie 205 3/4 lbs.
Joey Villasenor 186 lbs. vs. Jacare Souza 186 1/2 lbs.
Antonio Silva 265 1/2 lbs. vs. Andrei Arlovski 242 lbs.
Arlovski received the biggest hand from the crowd by far.
Brett Rogers (10-1) 264 lbs. vs. Alistair Overeem (32-11-1) 253 lbs.
Rogers came out sporting a huge diamond BB medallion. The initials are for one of his supports and friends, Christopher "Big Black" Boykin.
Both fighters look very good. Each looks focused and quite relaxed for their title fight tomorrow night.
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