“Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals” take place September 10th inside the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tickets for the Alistair Overeem-less tournament go on sale this week.
UFC Fight Club members will have the opportunity to purchase seats for the show on Thursday, July 28th from 10AM ET to Noon ET via UFCFightClub.com. Strikeforce Insiders will be able to buy their tickets the same day from Noon ET to 11PM ET.
The general public will have access to the remains on Friday, July 29th at Noon ET via Ticketmaster.
Overeem was abruptly yanked from the tournament after it was determined his pinky-toe would prevent him from answering the bell. Alternate Daniel Cormier was quickly called up from the bullpen to serve as a substitute.
The former All-American wrestler meets Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in one semifinals pairing, while prior UFC champion Josh Barnett looks to advance to the finals against Sergei Kharitonov.
Showtime will broadcast the main card starting at 10PM ET/PT.
Here are the athletes expected to appear in the extravaganza:
Jordan Mein vs. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos
Maximo Blanco vs. Josh Thomson
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante vs. Yoel Romero
Roger Gracie vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal
Luke Rockhold vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (Strikeforce Middleweight Champion)
Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals:
Josh Barnett vs. Sergei Kharitonov
Daniel Cormier vs. Antonio Silva