Springing into the spotlight after his defeat of rising star Bobby Lashley last August, Chad Griggs dominated a famous last name in the mixed martial arts world at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum. This time, it was Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem’s older brother, Valentijn Overeem.
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The main card of Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum card finally marked the completion of the Heavyweight Grand Prix quarterfinal round. After a four month wait the Grand Prix returned with Josh Barnett vs. Brett Rogers and Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum.
With Mixed Martial Arts becoming more and more a part of the mainstream, it’s about time they get recognized with their own goofy and potentially completely wrong “Most likely” awards. Each fight will get its own award followed by the reason they deserve that award, so sit back and enjoy.
Remember the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix? Yes, that eight man tournament, which had a multitude of hype behind it and some of the best heavyweights in MMA competing. Remember over four months ago when Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva kicked off the Grand Prix with two great quarterfinal matches, and then disappeared?
This Saturday, June 18th, Strikeforce invades the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum (aka Strikeforce: Dallas) features the final two bouts of the Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals, with the winners moving on to the Semis to face either Antonio Silva or Sergei Kharitonov. After many scheduled bouts had to be taken off the card and fighters shuffled around, the final fight card is set.
After a long hiatus, the Strikeforce Heavyweight Tournament will complete it’s quarterfinal round with some potentially exciting bouts. Alistair Overeem will make his bid to be number one Heavyweight in the world, while Josh Barnett will make a rare US appearance.
When the Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix opened on February 13th with two of the four quarterfinal bouts taking place, it was the talk of the mixed martial arts world. With a total of eight top heavyweights locked in a single elimination tournament, Strikeforce was doing something not seen since the days of PRIDE.
People might have thought Chad Griggs was brought into Strikeforce to be a stepping stone for rising upstart Bobbly Lashley, but Griggs had other ideas. Griggs was able to emerge victorious over Lashley and will now make his second appearance for Strikeforce when he takes on Gianpiero Villante at Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva on Saturday as part [...]