MMA Quick Quote: Alistair Overeem expected back in Strikeforce by end of 2009

"We're looking to get (Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem) 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.com that fans can expect "Demolition Man" to return to the San Jose-based organization by year's end to defend the title he captured from Paul Buentello via second round TKO way back in November of 2007. Prior to dropping a close decision to World GP 2008 Champion Remy Bonjasky at last months K-1 event, Overeem had won five straight consecutive bouts -- including a first round destruction of former K-1 heavyweight champion Badr Hari at the Fields Dynamite!! super show on December 31. Perhaps a win for Brett Rogers on April 11 can put in motion a possible title match later this year?

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