“Strikeforce HW GP Semifinals” Official Trailer

Written by Tom Ngo
August 24th, 2011

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While the UFC is occupied with pushing Saturday’s highly-anticipated return to Brazil, their little brother has also been putting in work. After arranging for HDNet to broadcast every “Strikeforce HW GP Semifinals” preliminary bout live, the San Jose, California-based organization has released the official trailer for their September 10th card.

Strikeforce’s Heavyweight Grand Prix will resume inside the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Daniel Cormier meets Antonio Silva in one semifinal scrap, while Josh Barnett (Pictured) battles Sergei Kharitonov in the other 2ndRound matchup.

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will also defend his middleweight crown against Luke Rockhold in the event.

Showtime will broadcast the main card beginning at 10:30PM ET/PT.

Please click the media player below to watch the promo:

Here are the athletes competing in the event:

Preliminary Bouts:


Amanda Nunes vs. Alexis Davis

Jordan Mein vs. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos

Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante vs. Yoel Romero

Mike Kyle vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima

Main Bouts:

(Showtime 10:30PM ET/PT)

Maximo Blanco vs. TBD

Roger Gracie vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal

Luke Rockhold vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (Strikeforce Middleweight Champion)

Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals:

Daniel Cormier vs. Antonio Silva

Josh Barnett vs. Sergei Kharitonov

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