“Strikeforce HW GP Semifinals: Barnett vs. Kharitonov” takes place Saturday night inside the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. The first preliminary bout is scheduled to start at approximately 8PM ET/5PM PT. Make sure to stay with 5thRound.com all night for our live coverage.
HDNet will kick off the festivities by broadcasting all five preliminary bouts live. Showtime will air the main card at 10:35PM ET/PT. Unfortunately, that means only fans with access to an east coast feed will be able to watch the Showtime coverage live.
Saturday’s show will feature the semifinals of Strikeforce’s Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament. Middleweight champ Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will also defend his crown against Luke Rockhold tonight.
Here is the roster for the extravaganza:
(HDNet 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Dominique Steele vs. Chris Mierzwiak
Amanda Nunes vs. Alexis Davis
Jordan Mein vs. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante vs. Yoel Romero
Mike Kyle vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima
(Showtime 10:35PM 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