Strikeforce Heavyweight Tournament: 10 Memorable Images from the Dallas Card
The second set of quarterfinal bouts in the Strikeforce World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament took place on Saturday, June 18. The results are below, followed by the most memorable images from the fight card.
Alistair Overeem defeats Fabricio Werdum via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Josh Barnett defeats Brett Rogers via arm-triangle choke submission at 1:17 of Round 2
Jorge Masvidal defeats K.J. Noons via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Daniel Cormier defeats Jeff Monson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Chad Griggs defeats Valentijn Overeem via TKO at 2:08 of Round 1
Justin Wilcox vs. JZ Cavalcante ruled a no-decision due to accidental eyepoke by Cavalcante. Doctor stopped fight at :31 of Round 2
Conor Heun defeats Magno Almeida via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Nah-Shon Burrell defeats Joe Ray via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Isaac Vallie-Flagg defeats Brian Melancon via split-decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Todd Moore defeats Mike Bronzoulis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Conor Heun spent a great deal of time working through an Magno Almeida armbar. Heun won the fight, but he was clearly injured, wincing when his arm was raised in victory.
This bout had an unfortunate no-decision ending when the doctor stopped the fight after Wilcox took an inadvertent eyepoke.
Chad Griggs tees off on Valentijn Overeem.
Daniel Cormier continued his climb up the Strikeforce heavyweight ladder, delivering a dominating performance over veteran MMA fighter Jeff Monson.
KJ Noons' boxing was no match for Jorge Masvidal. Masvidal bloodied Noons early in the fight.
Jorge Masvidal lands a kick to the neck of KJ Noons, causing Noons' legs to buckle.
Josh Barnett tees off on Brett Rogers from full mount.
The beginning of the end for Brett Rogers. Josh Barnett tightens the choke on Brett Rogers. Rogers would tap to the hold.
Fabricio Werdum lands a knee on Alistair Overeem. Werdum landed more strikes than Overeem, but Overeem landed far more power strikes.
Alistair Overeem waits for Fabricio Werdum to get back to his feet.