All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva” event tipped the scales today inside the IZOD Center in New Jersey.
If you happen to be wondering aimlessly around East Rutherford this afternoon, Friday’s festivities are free and open to the public. Doors open at 4PM local time.
HDNet will broadcast Friday’s weight competition live at 5PM ET/2PM PT (Channel 306 on DirecTV).
Fedor Emelianenko makes his long-awaited return to action when he faces Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the card’s featured contest. The heavyweights will meet in the opening round of Strikeforce’s Grand Prix.
Former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski will meet Sergei Kharitonov in another quarterfinals matchup.
Here are the contestants competing in tomorrow’s extravaganza:
Kevin Roddy (145.75) vs Jason McLean (145.5)
(HDNet 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Josh LaBerge (145.75) vs. Anthony Leone (146.2)*
Sam Oropeza (169.75) vs. Don Carlo-Clauss (170.4)
Igor Gracie (170.75) vs. John Salgado (170)
Marc Stevens (156.5)# vs. John Cholish (155.75)
Ray Sefo (249) vs Valentijn Overeem (239)
Chad Griggs (229) vs. Gian Villante (227)
Eight-man Heavyweight Grand Prix (1stRound):
Alternate: Shane Del Rosario (248) vs. Lavar Johnson (243)
Andrei Arlovski (242) vs. Sergei Kharitonov (250)
Fedor Emelianenko (230) vs. Antonio Silva (264)
* – Leone given additional time to hit 146-pound limit
# – Cholish agrees to face Stevens in 156.5-pound catchweight bout