The Strikeforce World Grand Prix heavyweight tournament begins February 12, 2011 from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
First round of quarterfinal action kicks off with the former undisputed king of mixed martial arts, Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko taking on the Brazilian behemoth, Antonio "Big Foot" Silva.
Rounding out the first quaterfinal bracket this evening will be two excellent strikers and sambo standouts, "The Pitbull" Andrei Arlovski taking on Sergei Kharitonov.
Additional pairings feature remaining tournament competitors Alistair Overeem, Fabricio Werdum, Josh Barnett and Brett Rogers.
The hype surrounding this unique Strikeforce year-long event has been epic. Weeks of analysis,"bracketology," fight predictions and outcomes have already been undergone.
One final dissection of ability is provided here, in which I analyze the ground games of the eight participants.
Please follow along as I provide you with the power rankings of all eight fighter's talents on the mat.
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