Josh Barnett and Sergei Kharitonov faced off in the Strikeforce heavyweight semi-finals at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio Sat., Sept. 10. Here is the full live play-by-play and results of the event.
The two come out swinging. Sergei looks to be getting the better of the exchanges. Barnett gets the takedown, straight into the full mount. Barnett cross-faces and softens his opponents with small hammer-fists. Barnett drops some elbows that mark up the face of Kharitonov. Barnett takes the back as Sergei turns and turtles. Barnett uses the position to land small shots to the face. Barnett catches Sergei in a head and arm side choke as he attempts to transition. Barnett gets the tap from Kharitonov and it’s official.
Josh Barnett defeats Sergei Kharitonov via submission (arm triangle) – Round 1, 4:28