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Strikeforce Announces Herschel Walker's Second MMA Fight: December 4 In St. Louis

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From Steven Marrocco, in a post about the newly announced Strikeforce event in St. Louis on December 4:

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Additionally, Herschel Walker (1-0 MMA, 1-0 SF) is expected to fight in the event's co-headliner against an opponent to be determined.

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As Dawg Sports' Anthony Pace notes:

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For those unfamiliar with MMA, Strikeforce is the second largest MMA promotion in North America behind the more popular UFC. Walker has always trained martial arts such as Tae Kwan Do, but Tae Kwan Do isn't really applicable to modern MMA competition as western kickboxing and Muay Thai kickboxing really stifle the TKD stance and attack. Walker was largely brought into the Strikeforce organization to bring them mainstream attention, which he did by giving their Strikeforce: Miami fight card a strong number on Showtime.

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Doubters of the Dawg legend were silenced first by his training at American Kickboxing Academy -- which houses a number of top MMA talent such as current UFC contenders Josh Koshcheck and Cain Velasquez -- and then by his performance against Greg Nagy. Nagy is nothing more than a club fighter, to use boxing parlance, but Walker's takedowns and relentless ground-and-pound proved even at 48 years old he has more stamina than the average heavyweight in MMA. With almost another full year under his belt at AKA, it should be interesting to see what new skills the Greatest College Football Player Ever can bring into his next fight.

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Video of Walker winning his first MMA fight, a TKO against Greg Nagy from January of this year:

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.