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Kyle steps in for injured Overeem, faces Silva at 'Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu'

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Mike Kyle will step in and move to heavyweight to fight Antonio Silva this Saturday at "Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu." <em>Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce</em>
Mike Kyle will step in and move to heavyweight to fight Antonio Silva this Saturday at "Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu." Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce

Via Strikeforce press release:

NEW YORK (Nov. 29, 2010) - Streaking STRIKEFORCE star Mike "Mak'' Kyle (18-7) will replace the injured Valentijn Overeem and take on former heavyweight world champion Antonio "Big Foot'' Silva (14-2) of Coconut Creek, Fla., by way of Brazil, in one of the featured televised fights on STRIKEFORCE: Henderson vs. Babalu this Saturday, Dec. 4, at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

Overeem, the older brother of STRIKEFORCE heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem, withdrew Saturday after suffering an elbow injury.

Currently the show looks like this:

Light-Heavyweight Eliminator: Dan Henderson vs. Renato Sobral
Paul Daley vs. Scott Smith
Matt Lindland vs. Robbie Lawler
Antonio Silva vs. Mike Kyle

SBN coverage of Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu