Falaniko Vitale Signs Deal With K-1, Strikeforce


The following is an article from Sherdog.com:

Vitale Agrees to Deal with K-1, Strikeforce

Wednesday, August 15, 2007
by Sherdog.com Staff

Falaniko Vitale has agreed in principle on a multi-fight deal that will put him in both the K-1 HERO's ring and Strikeforce cage, the Hawaiian's manager Ken Pavia confirmed to Sherdog.com Tuesday evening.

The deal puts an end to any discussion of Vitale fighting Riki Fukuda on the Showtime-televised EliteXC card in Honolulu on Sept. 15.

“We tried to take as professional a course as we could during negotiations,” said Pavia, who spoke with ProElite about a deal for Vitale since June. In the end, the manager indicated the K-1/Strikeforce offer was more attractive for Vitale because the agreement yielded “more money and provides international exposure.”

Vitale is expected to appear on either the Sept. 17 K-1 HERO'S card in Yokohama, Japan, or Sept. 29's Strikeforce event at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles.

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