Strikeforce: Overeem vs Werdum Results, Live Reaction and Analysis

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Strikeforce: Overeem vs Werdum Results, Live Reaction and Analysis

Strikeforce will present the second set of quarterfinal bouts in its World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament on Saturday, June 18 from American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

The main event on the card will feature Alistair Overeem, who holds the Strikeforce heavyweight title, the Dream interim heavyweight title facing off against Fabricio Werdum, who is best known as the fighter that ended Fedor Emelianenko's 28-fight winning streak.

Werdum also holds a win over Overeem.  The two first met more than five years ago, but a win is a win and you can bet that Overeem has not forgotten that indignity.

The other quarterfinal tournament bout on the card will feature Brett Rogers versus Josh Barnett. Rogers has gone 1-2 in his last three fights with his two loses coming at the hands of Overeem and Emelainenko, while Barnett is on a six-fight winning streak.

The winner of the Overeem vs Werdum fight will move on to face Antonio Silva in the semifinals of the Grand Prix tournament, while the winner of the Rogers vs. Barnett bout will be matched up against Sergei Kharitonov.

HDNet and Showtime will be broadcasting different portions of the fight card.

 

Main Card Bouts on Showtime at 10 p.m. ET

Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum

Josh Barnett vs. Brett Rogers

K.J. Noons vs. Jorge Masvidal

Daniel Cormier vs. Jeff Monson

Valentijn Overeem vs. Chad Griggs

 

Preliminary Card Bouts on HDNet at 8 p.m. ET

Gesias Cavalcante vs. Justin Wilcox

Conor Heun vs. Magno Almeida

Nah-Shon Burrell vs. Joe Ray

Todd Moore vs. Mike Bronzoulis

Brian Melancon vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg

Stay tuned to Bleacher Report as we provide you with pre-fight, in-fight and post-fight coverage of Strikeforce: Overeem vs Werdum.

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