“Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva” will be jumping off tonight inside the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The first preliminary bout is scheduled to start at approximately 7:20PM ET/4:20PM PT. Make sure to stay with 5thRound.com all night for our live coverage.
HDNet kicks off the televised portion of the festivities with two live preliminary bouts at 8PM ET/5PM PT. Showtime will broadcast the main card starting at 10PM ET/PT.
Unfortunately, only fans with access to an east coast feed will be able to watch all of tonight’s festivities live.
After months of ridiculous anticipation, Strikeforce will finally kick off the first half of their Heavyweight Grand Prix. Fedor Emelianenko faces Antonio Silva in the opening round of the tournament, while former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski will meet Sergei Kharitonov in another quarterfinals matchup.
Here is the roster for tonight’s extravaganza:
Kevin Roddy vs Jason McLean
(HDNet 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Josh LaBerge vs. Anthony Leone
Sam Oropeza vs. Don Carlo-Clauss
Igor Gracie vs. John Salgado
Marc Stevens vs. John Cholish
Ray Sefo vs Valentijn Overeem
Chad Griggs vs. Gian Villante
Eight-man Heavyweight Grand Prix (1stRound):
Alternate: Shane Del Rosario vs. Lavar Johnson
Andrei Arlovski vs. Sergei Kharitonov
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio Silva