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‘Strikeforce: Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament Final’ Roster Complete

Written by Tom Ngo
May 8th, 2012
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Strikeforce Poster Barnett Cormier Melendez Thomson Feijao Kyle

With just 11 days remaining until the curtain is drawn on “Strikeforce: Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament Final,” the UFC’s little brother has announced the card’s complete eight-man lineup.

Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier will headline the May 19th festivities by meeting in the finals of the Heavyweight Grand Prix. Lightweight king Gilbert Melendez completes his trilogy against Josh Thomson in the night’s co-featured contest.

Showtime Extreme airs four preliminary bouts beginning at 8PM ET/PT. Showtime will broadcast the card’s four featured fights at 10PM ET/PT.

Here is the event’s official agenda:

Preliminary Card:

(Showtime Extreme 8PM ET/PT)

Quinn Mulhern vs. Yuri Villefort

Gian Villante vs. Derrick Mehmen

Virgil Zwicker vs. Guto Inocente

Isaac Vallie-Flagg vs. JZ Cavalcante

Main Card:

(Showtime 10PM ET/PT)

Chris Spang vs. Nah-Shon Burrell

Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante vs. Mike Kyle

Josh Thomson vs. Gilbert Melendez (Strikeforce Lightweight Champion)

Heavyweight Grand Prix Finals:

Josh Barnett vs. Daniel Cormier

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