The Strikeforce Grand Prix: Overeem vs Werdum will take place Saturday, June 18 from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The event will be televised on Showtime. The preliminary fights will air on HDNet. Expect fireworks from the heavyweight as the second part of the Grand Prix takes place between Strikeforce champ and Fabricio Werdum. Also the return of “The Baby Faced Assassin” Josh Barnett against the heavy handed Brett Rogers.
Main card (Showtime)
Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal bout: Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum
Alistair Overeem defeats Fabricio Werdum via unanimous decision: (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) – Play by Play
Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal bout: Josh Barnett vs. Brett Rogers
Brett Rogers via submission (arm triangle) – Round 2, 1:17 – Play by Play
Lightweight bout: K.J. Noons vs. Jorge Masvidal
Jorge Masvidal defeats K.J. Noons via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Heavyweight bout: Daniel Cormier vs. Jeff Monson
Daniel Cormier defeats Jeff Monson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Heavyweight bout: Valentijn Overeem vs. Chad Griggs
Chad Griggs defeats Valentijn Overeem via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:08
Preliminary Card (HDNet)
Lightweight bout: Gesias Cavalcante vs. Justin Wilcox
Justin Wilcox vs. Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante results in a “no decision” due to unintentional eyepoke.
Lightweight bout: Conor Heun vs. Magno Almeida
Conor Heun defeats Mango Almeida via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Welterweight bout: Nah-Shon Burrell vs. Joe Ray
Nah-Shon Burrell defeats Joe Ray via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Welterweight bout: Todd Moore vs. Mike Bronzoulis
Moved to the end of event..
Welterweight bout: Brian Melancon vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg
Isaac Vallie-Flagg defeats Brian Melancon via unanimous decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)