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
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