Alistair Overeem vs. The "Other" Emelianenko Likely For 11/19?
By MATT BOONE
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
The official website of the Poland-based mixed martial arts promotion "Strefa Walk" is currently advertising a main event between Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem and former PRIDE FC veteran Aleksander Emelianenko for their upcoming event on November 19th.
The bout is obviously not the Overeem-Emelianenko showdown that some may have been expecting as the next Strikeforce heavyweight title attraction, but is an interesting pairing regardless.
Aleksander (17-3), real-life brother of heavyweight MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko, has quietly put together an eight-fight win streak spanning from early 2007 to his last fight, a TKO victory over Miodrag Petkovic this past May. Coincidentally enough, Aleksander's last defeat came at the hands of Fabricio Werdum via first round arm-triangle choke submission at the 2H2H show back in November of 2006.