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Matchmaker, matchmaker: Wandy in for Belfort, OSP gets Mousasi

Maggie Hendricks
Cagewriter

The Zuffa yentes have been hard at work, making matches, finding finds, catching catches for UFC 139 and the Strikeforce event in December.

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Dana White announced on Twitter that Wanderlei Silva will now fight Cung Le at UFC 139. Vitor Belfort, who had been tabbed for the main event, is injured. Silva's last fight was a brutal KO by Chris Leben, and afterwards, White had suggested that Silva retire. This is on the same card that will feature Dan Henderson's return to the UFC against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.

Strikeforce made the first official announcement for their Dec. 17 card that still doesn't have a venue. Former light heavyweight champ Gegard Mousasi will fight Ovince St. Preux. Mousasi's last Strikeforce bout was a draw against Keith Jardine. He won a DREAM bout in Japan in July over Hiroshi Izumi.

St. Preux, who has risen through the ranks in Strikeforce and is on an eight-fight win streak, submitted Joe Cason on a July Challengers card. No other fights have been made official for this card, but it is expected that Gilbert Melendez will defend his lightweight title and featherweight champ Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos will make her return at this event.

Now put on your matchmaking hats -- what other fights would you like to see on that Strikeforce card? Tell us in the comments or on Facebook.

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