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American Airlines Center To Host Strikeforce Heavyweight Quarterfinals In June

Dallas is set to host another big event this summer, this time in the MMA realm. The second set of quarterfinal fights in the Strikeforce heavyweight tournament have been rescheduled from April to June 18 and will now be held at the American Airlines Center. A couple of the bigger names in the tournament will fight. Luke Thomas of SB Nation has the data

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According to early reports yesterday and now an official press release, the second leg of the Strikeforce heavyweight tournament has been pushed back to June 18th. The second set of quarterfinal tournament fights will take place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The two remaining quarterfinal fights are Fabricio Werdum vs. Alistair Overeem and Josh Barnett vs. Brett Rogers. ESPN's Josh Gross reports Gina Carano may also appear on that card.

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Carano fighting in here should also be interesting. She was born in Dallas during Glenn's tenure with the Cowboys, and she has a movie coming out next month.

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Putting Carano on the June card is preferable as well. Her major Steven Soderbergh movie "Haywire" comes out in April. Given the media she'll have to do to promote this, it's better to give her time to prep for her return. Putting her on the June card will also be better for Strikeforce to take advantage of her recaptured fame.

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