“Strikeforce HW GP Semifinals: Barnett vs. Kharitonov” took place Saturday inside the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. If you happened to miss the event, Showtime has released a video highlight of the card’s main bouts to get you up to speed.
The semifinals of Strikeforce’s Heavyweight Grand Prix capped off the event’s thrilling night of fights. Daniel Cormier knocked out Antonio Silva to advance to the tournament’s final round, while Josh Barnett made quick work of Sergei Kharitonov on the other end of the tourney’s brackets.
The revolving door that leads to Strikeforce’s middleweight throne continues to turn, as underdog Luke Rockhold took Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza’s crown by posting a unanimous decision victory.
Please click the media player below to watch the recap:
Here are the official results from last night:
Dominique Steele Defeated Chris Mierzwiak via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Alexis Davis Defeated Amanda Nunes via TKO (Strikes) at 4:53 in the 2ndRound
Jordan Mein Defeated Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos via TKO (Elbows) at 3: 18 in the 3rdRound
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante Defeated Yoel Romero via KO (Punch) at 4:51 in the 2ndRound
Mike Kyle Defeated Marcos Rogerio de Lima via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Patrick Healy Defeated Maximo Blanco via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:24 in the 2ndDound
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal Defeated Roger Gracie via KO (Punch) at 4:33 in the 1stRound
Luke Rockhold Defeated via Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza Unanimous Decision (50-45, 48-47, 48-47) (Rockhold captures Strikeforce middleweight title)
Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals:
Daniel Cormier Defeated Antonio Silva via KO (Punches) at 3:56 in the 1stRound
Josh Barnett Defeated Sergei Kharitonov via Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) at 4:28 in the 1stRound