Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum Results and Cageside Coverage from Dallas

Bleacher ReportSenior Writer IJune 15, 2011

Join Bleacher Report cageside for live Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum results, analysis and commentary.

There is a strong chorus of voices out there that will tell you Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum features the two hottest heavyweights that mixed martial arts has to offer at the moment.

Given the injury to UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and the demise of Brock Lesnar, that chorus can make a pretty persuasive argument for Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair "Demolition Man" Overeem and Fabricio "Vai Cavalo" Werdum.

Granted, the UFC's new top contender at 265 pounds, Junior "Cigano" dos Santos, slammed his name into the discussion with his decisive win over Shane Carwin at UFC 131, but you get the point.

Overeem and Werdum are both scorching at the moment.

That fact has given the second installment of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix quarterfinal bouts a considerable buzz. 

The Demolition Man has, well, demolished his last three opponents and hasn't lost since suffering a 2007 knockout at the hands of Sergei "The Russian Mercenary" Kharitonov (who lurks on the other side of the bracket).

Meanwhile, his Brazilian counterpart is "The Man Who Beat Fedor" and who, one fight before that, also defeated the behemoth awaiting the Overeem vs. Werdum winner in the semifinals (Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva).

Not to mention the victory Werdum already boasts over Overeem from 2006.

And that's just the main event.

The card also features Josh "The Baby Faced Assassin" vs. Brett "The Grim" Rogers in the other heavyweight quarterfinal bout, K.J. "King" Noons in a lightweight match with Jorge "Gamebred" Masvidal and everyone's favorite anarchist, Jeff "The Snowman" Monson making his return to the bright lights of a big event.

So join Bleacher Report at cageside in the heart of the Lone Star State and get up-to-the-minute results for each fight listed below:


Main Card Bouts on Showtime

Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio WerdumOvereem defeats Werdum by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).

Josh Barnett vs. Brett Rogers—Barnett defeats Rogers by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 1:17 of the second round.

K.J. Noons vs. Jorge Masvidal—Masvidal defeats Noons by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Daniel Cormier vs. Jeff MonsonCormier defeats Monson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Valentijn Overeem vs. Chad Griggs—Griggs defeats Overeem by TKO (strikes) at 2:03 of the first round.


Preliminary Card Bouts on HDNet

Gesias Cavalcante vs. Justin Wilcox—Cavalcante and Wilcox fight to a no decision (accidental eye poke) at 0:31 of the second round.

Conor Heun vs. Magno Almeida—Heun defeats Almeida by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Nah-Shon Burrell vs. Joe Ray—Burrell defeats Ray by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Brian Melancon vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg—Vallie-Flagg defeats Melancon by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).