Mike Kyle ends brief retirement, scheduled to fight Valentijn Overeem in May

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Former UFC and Strikeforce fighter Mike Kyle retired in January, but it looks like that is no longer the case, as he fights Valentijn Overeem in Florida on May 24th.

It didn't take long for former UFC and Strikeforce fighter Mike Kyle to end his retirement. The 32-year-old is returning to the heavyweight division on May 24th in Florida, and he'll fight fellow ex-Strikeforce man Valentijn Overeem. MMA Junkie has the details:

A heavyweight bout between former Strikeforce fighters Mike Kyle (19-9-1) and Valentijn Overeem (32-30) is set for Championship Fighting Alliance's 11th event, which is slated for May 24 at BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla.

CFA CEO Jorge de la Noval today confirmed the news with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) and added that talks are underway to air the event live on AXS TV.

Kyle fought on the final Strikeforce card against Gegard Mousasi in January, losing by submission in the opening round. After the event he told Ariel Helwani "it was his last fight". Apparently it's not.

Overeem recently lost to Evgeniy Erokhin in Russia last December, and is 1-3 in his last 4 fights. He fought twice in Strikeforce, defeating Ray Sefo before losing to Chad Griggs. Both Valentijn and his younger brother Alistair were released from Strikeforce following a dispute between Zuffa and Golden Glory.

CFA also plans to hold their women's featherweight tournament semifinals on the same card, which would include Fallon Fox, provided the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation upholds her license to fight in the state.

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