Strikeforce / M-1 Global: Fedor vs SilvaCategory: MMA
This surely is one of the most anticipated Strikeforce events of the year.
On February 12, 2011 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko fights once again seven months after his shocking loss to Fabricio Werdum on June 26, 2010.
He will be facing Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva who himself has lost to Werdum in 2009 but has since on a 2-fight winning streak.
Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva will also mark the beginning of the eight-man Strikeforce World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament.
This is co-presented with Fedor’s Russian M-1 Global promotion.
UPDATE: Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva has wrapped up!
Here’s the official fight card results:
Main Card (watch on Showtime)
* Heavyweight Grand Prix quarterfinal bout: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio Silva – Silva defeated Emelianenko via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round 2.
* Heavyweight Grand Prix quarterfinal bout: Andrei Arlovski vs. Sergei Kharitonov – Kharitonov defeated Arlovski via KO (punches) at 2:49 of round 1.
* Heavyweight Grand Prix reserve bout: Shane Del Rosario vs. Lavar Johnson – Del Rosario defeated Johnson via submission (armbar) at 4:31 of round 1.
* Heavyweight Grand Prix reserve bout: Chad Griggs vs. Gianpiero Villante – Griggs defeated Villante via TKO (ear explosion) at 2:49 of round 1.
* Heavyweight Grand Prix reserve bout: Valentijn Overeem vs. Ray Sefo – Overeem wins via submission (neck crank) – Round 1, 1:37
Preliminary Card (watch on HDNet)
* Lightweight bout: Marc Stevens vs. John Cholish – Cholish defeated Stevens via submission (kneebar) at 3:57 of round 2.
* Welterweight bout: Igor Gracie vs. John Salgado – Gracie defeated Salgado via technical submission (arm triangle choke) at 3:04 of round 2.
* Featherweight bout: Anthony Leone vs. Josh LaBerge – LaBerge defeated Leone via TKO (Cut) at 5:00 of round 1.
* Featherweight bout: Jason McLean vs. Kevin Roddy – McLean defeated Roddy via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
* Welterweight bout: Sam Oropeza vs. Don Carlo-Clauss – Oropeza defeated Carlo-Clauss via Verbal Submission (Strikes) at 4:10 of round 1.
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