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Vitale to K-1, Strikeforce

Sherdog's got the scoop:

Falaniko Vitale has agreed in principle on a multi-fight deal that will put him in both the K-1 HERO's ring and Strikeforce cage, the Hawaiian's manager Ken Pavia confirmed to Tuesday evening.

The deal puts an end to any discussion of Vitale fighting Riki Fukuda on the Showtime-televised EliteXC card in Honolulu on Sept. 15.

"We tried to take as professional a course as we could during negotiations," said Pavia, who spoke with ProElite about a deal for Vitale since June. In the end, the manager indicated the K-1/Strikeforce offer was more attractive for Vitale because the agreement yielded "more money and provides international exposure."

If Vitale's worried about exposure, he should opt for the September 29th Strikeforce card at the Playboy Mansion.  It doesn't get more "exposed" than that.

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