Despite some concerns that this weekend’s Strikeforce event was falling apart after an injury put another main card fight in jeopardy, it appears Strikeforce was able to round up a replacement to fight Antonio Silva on Saturday night.
AKA light heavyweight and heavyweight Mike Kyle will step in to fight contender Antonio Silva on this Saturday’s Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu card, Strikeforce revealed Monday to MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani.”
[Kyle] talked to us about fighting at heavyweight about a month now or six weeks, about taking bigger fights,” Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said on The MMA Hour. “So we think it could be a great matchup and we’re happy to put it together.”
Taking on a heavyweight the caliber and size of Bigfoot Silva on one week’s notice is quite the task, but Kyle is coming off four straight wins this year, so if nothing else, he’ll at least have a little momentum on his side.