“Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals” Tickets on Sale Today

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
July 28th, 2011

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“Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals” take place September 10th inside the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. UFC Fight Club members will have the opportunity to purchase seats for the show this morning from 10AM ET to Noon ET via UFCFightClub.com.

Strikeforce Insiders will be able to buy their tickets today between Noon ET to 11PM ET.

The general public will have access to the remains on Friday, July 29th at Noon ET via Ticketmaster.

Alistair 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.

In addition, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza puts his middleweight crown on the line against Luke Rockhold.

Showtime will broadcast the card’s main bouts at 10:30PM ET/PT.

Here are the athletes expected to appear in the event:

Preliminary Bouts:

Jordan Mein vs. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos

Maximo Blanco vs. Josh Thomson

Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante vs. Yoel Romero

Main Bouts:

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

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