The Strikeforce World Heavyweight Grand Prix continues with Josh Barnett vs. Sergei Kharitonov. The Heavyweight Tournament semifinals also includes Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva vs. Daniel Cormier, who replaced Alistair Overeem. Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov will air live on the Showtime premium cable network.The Strikeforce MMA event will place on Saturday, September 10, 2011 (10:35 PM ET/PT) at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The winners of Barnett vs. Kharitonov and Silva vs. Cormier will move on to the finals and the winner of that fight will be crowned the tournament winner. Also featured on the card are “King Mo” Muhammed Lawal vs. Roger Gracie; Strikeforce middleweight champ Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Luke Rockhold; and Pat Healy vs. Maximo Blanco.
Strikeforce main card broadcast on Showtime:
Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinal bout: Josh Barnett vs. Sergei Kharitonov
Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinal bout: Antonio Silva vs. Daniel Cormier
Middleweight Championship bout: Ronaldo Souza (Champion) vs. Luke Rockhold
Light Heavyweight bout: Muhammed Lawal vs. Roger Gracie
Lightweight bout: Pat Healy vs. Maximo Blanco
Strikeforce preliminary card broadcast on HDNet:
Light Heavyweight bout: Mike Kyle vs. Rogerio de Lima
Light Heavyweight bout: Rafael Cavalcante vs. Yoel Romero Palacio
Welterweight bout: Evangelista Santos vs. Jordan Mein
Women’s Bantamweight bout: Alexis Davis vs. Amanda Nunes
Middleweight bout: Dominique Steele vs. Chris Mierzwiak