Strikeforce hosted the semifinal round of the heavyweight grand prix in Cincinnati on Saturday night and fight fans were treated with an exciting night of action.
The event was headlined by Josh Barnett (31-5) and Sergei Kharitonov (18-5) to determine who would advance to the finals.
Kharitonov was no match for the far superior Barnett and with the victory, Barnett advances to the final round of the tournament and extends his win streak to nine that dates back to 2008.
Former Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier (9-0) stepped in on short notice against Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva (16-3).
A huge four-punch combination by Cormier dropped Silva, and two devastating hammer fists later, the AKA-trained heavyweight finished the fight.
Barnett and Cormier were both impressive in claiming first-round victories and now face each other in the finals later this winter.
With that being said, we take a look at the fighters who don't have their next fight set and determine the matchups that should be booked next.
So, if you'd like to hear why Strikeforce should be folded and merged to the UFC, read E. Spencer Kyte's column on Heavy.com.