Strikeforce World Grand Prix:

Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinals Recap

Alistair Overeem Earns Redemption, Josh Barnett Smothers Brett Rogers;

Both Advance To The Semifinals

 June 18, 2011

American Airlines Center

Dallas, Texas



On Saturday night STRIKEFORCE Champion Alistair Overeem man-handled the crafty and tenacious

Fabricio Werdum en route to a vindicating unanimous decision in a rematch some five years in the making.

The win advanced Overeem to the Semifinals of the STRIKEFORCE World Grand Prix Heavyweight

Tournament where he is set to face Antonio “Big Foot” Silva.


In the second quarterfinal fight, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett began his climb back up

the mountain with an impressive win over Brett Rogers. Barnett will face unheralded Russian badass Sergei

Kharitonov in the Semifinals.


Click below to watch a video recap of the evening.


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- Press Release from Showtime