‘Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix’ Video Recap

Written by Tom Ngo
May 9th, 2012

Strikeforce Grand Prix Brackets

On January 4th, 2011, Strikeforce announced they would host an eight-man Heavyweight Grand Prix extravaganza. The tournament was greeted with immense anticipation, as it contained nearly every big name not competing in the UFC.

Fast forward 16 months and much of the wind has been taken out of the tourney’s sails after most of the favorites were eliminated for various reasons.

Fedor Emelianenko, Antonio Silva, Sergei Kharitonov, Andrei Arlovski, Brett Rogers, Fabricio Werdum and Alistair Overeem are all history – as is Strikeforce’s 265-pound division, for that matter.

Josh Barnett meets replacement Daniel Cormier in the HWGP finals May 19th inside HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.

Showtime will broadcast the main card beginning at 10PM ET/PT.

Please click the media play below to watch a recap of the tournament:

Here is the event’s complete lineup:

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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