The fighters competing on Saturdays Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix finale all step on the scales today from the concourse inside the HP Pavillion in San Jose, California. All but one fighter made weight and lightweight James Terry only missed weight by a quarter pound as the athletic commission attempted to figure out the scale.
Both Terry and Rafeal Cavalcante did have to step onto the scales in the buff, behind a Strikeforce towel though.
The stare down of the night easily went to Cavalcante and Mike Kyle who had to physically be turned to face the media for pictures. Scott Coker kept things in order though and the light heavyweights can settle things in the cage tomorrow.
The Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix finale will finally see the conclusion of a tournament that started in February of last year. Josh Barnett will take on Daniel Cormier in what is scheduled to be the second to last heavyweight bout held by Strikeforce.
Pictures of the fighters can be viewed below.
MAIN CARD (Showtime)
265 lbs. Grand-Prix Final: Josh Barnett (248 lbs.) vs. Daniel Cormier (238 lbs.)
155 lbs. Title Fight: Gilbert Melendez (153 lbs.) vs. Josh Thomson (153 lbs.)
205 lbs.: Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (206 lbs.) vs. Mike Kyle (203 lbs.)
170 lbs.: Naj-Shon Burrell (170 lbs.) vs. Chris Spang (169 lbs.)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Showtime Extreme)
155 lbs.: Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante (156 lbs.) vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg (156 lbs.)
205 lbs.: Virgil Zwicker (204 lbs.) vs. Guto Inocente (205 lbs.)
205 lbs.: Derrick Mehmen (205 lbs.) vs. Gian Villante (205 lbs.)
170 lbs.: Quinn Mulhern (170 lbs.) vs. Yuri Villefort (170 lbs.)
155 lbs.: Bobby Green (155 lbs.) vs. James Terry (156.25 lbs.)