Patrick Healy Replaces Josh Thomson at “Strikeforce HW GP Semifinals”

Written by Tom Ngo
August 30th, 2011

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Patrick Healy will serve as a last-minute replacement for injured Josh Thomson and face Maximo Blanco at “Strikeforce HW GP Semifinals.” The September 10th card takes place inside the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Thomson was forced to withdraw from the lightweight scrap after hurting his foot during training last week.

Strikeforce’s Heavyweight Grand Prix will resume in the event. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will also defend his middleweight crown against Luke Rockhold in the show.

Showtime will broadcast the main card beginning at 10:30PM ET/PT. HDNet will air the preliminary fights live at 8PM ET/5PM PT.

Here is the card’s revised lineup:

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. Patrick Healy

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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