Sergei Kharitonov is one of the eight fighters currently signed to compete in the Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix. Kharitonov is a veteran of combat sport and is scheduled to fight the Belarusian Andrei Arlovski February 12th in New Jersey for Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva.
Kharitonov is 17-4 in mixed martial arts and holds notable victories over Fabricio Werdum and Alistair Overeem. In fact, Kharitonov is the last man to have beaten Alistair Overeem back in September of 2007.
What makes Kharitonov's inclusion in the heavyweight Grand Prix interesting is that both Overeem and Werdum will be competing in the Grand Prix as well. Kharitonov may get his chance to avenge a loss to Werdum or pull ahead of Overeem in a best of three series.
Throughout the rest of this piece, we will be looking through some footage of Kharitonov's training as he prepares for Arlovski.