The Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix started last night at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva in East Rutherford, NJ dropping from eight to six last night as the tournament went underway live on Showtime.
Strikeforce’s debut in New Jersey resulted in a solid attendance of 11,287. This official showing was the organization’s second largest attendance in their last eighteen events.
Fedor Emelianenko returned to action to face off against Antonio “Big Foot” Silva in the main event while Andrei Arlovski and Sergei Kharitonov helped opened the tourney on the undercard.
Complete results from the card are below:
265 lbs.: Antonio Silva def. Fedor Emelianenko via technical knockout (doctor stoppage) in Round 2
265 lbs.: Sergei Kharitonov def. Andrei Arlovski via knockout in Round 1
265 lbs.: Shane Del Rosario def. Lavar Johnson via submission (armbar) in Round 1
265 lbs.: Chad Griggs def. Gian Villante via technical knockout in Round 1
265 lbs.: Valentijn Overeem def. Ray Sefo via submission (neck crank) in Round 1
155 lbs.: John Cholish def. Marc Stevens via submission (kneebar) in Round 2
170 lbs.: Igor Gracie def. John Salgado via submission (arm triangle) in Round 2
170 lbs.: Sam Oropeza def. Don Carlo-Clauss via submission (strikes) in Round 1
145 lbs.: Josh Laberge def. Anthony Leone technical knockout (doc’s stoppage) in Round 1
145 lbs.: Jason McLean def. Kevin Roddy via split decision
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