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‘Strikeforce: Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament Final’ Video Promo

Written by Tom Ngo
May 10th, 2012
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Strikeforce’s next show takes place May 19th and is headlined by the finals of their Heavyweight Grand Prix. However, their latest promo might lead some to believe the lightweight title bout between champion Gilbert Melendez (Pictured) and Josh Thomson is the card’s featured attraction.

No need to fret. Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier, who meet in the finals of the HWGP tourney, also appear in the hype video. Former light heavyweight champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante collides with Mike Kyle in the lineup’s third-to-last fight.

HP Pavilion in San Jose, California hosts the extravaganza.

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

Please click the media player below to watch the promo:

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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