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Alistair Overeem To Defend Strikeforce Title By Years End

“We’re looking to get him back pretty soon. I’d say more likely than not, you’re going to see him defend his title this year.”

-Strikeforce executive Mike Afromowitz tells MMAWeekly that he’s confident his organization can book their globetrotting heavyweight champion before years end.

The powerful Dutchman, who’s not signed exclusively with any organization has been negotiating with a number of promotions, including the UFC.

Overeem has fought in a variety of Dream and K-1 matches recently, reeling off four straight wins in a five fight span which included an excellent showing in a “no contest” bout against Mirko Filipovic.