Strikeforce Overeem vs. Werdum: Daniel Cormier vs. Jeff Monson Added to Card

Michael Evans@@MikeEvansMMACorrespondent IIIMay 16, 2011

The link below provides proof that the Strikeforce event this coming June that takes place in Dallas will now feature four heavyweight bouts on the main card.  In addition to the two heavyweight grand prix bouts, now a pair of other bouts in the same division have been added to the Showtime broadcast. 

Alistair Overeem's older brother, Valentijn Overeem, will square off against hard hitting slugger Chad Griggs that night as well.  And Sho.com has just announced a fourth heavyweight clash has been added to the stacked fight card. 

Former NCAA wrestling standout, Daniel Cormier, and former UFC title challenger, Jeff Monson, will clash in an intriguing matchup between an accomplished wrestler and an accomplished jiu jitsu master.

The addition of this interesting heavyweight clash to an already loaded night of fights raises the bar for Strikeforce.  Four heavyweight bouts on a main card is impressive in itself, but all four of these bouts feature talented and skilled performers who will put on one hell of a show. 

The Cormier and Monson match-up could turn out to be a war with neither man wanting to take it to the ground. Will Cormier choose to wrestle a grappling nightmare like Jeff Monson?  Will Monson look to try and muscle Cormier into one of his trademark chokes?  We will have to wait and see. 

Either way this card just got even better for the fans, Strikeforce and the sport. The link to the source article is below.

 

 

 

 

 http://sports.sho.com/#/mma/events/overeem-vs-werdum

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