Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix: Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio Silva & Sergei Kharitonov vs. Josh Barnett on September 10th


After a solid round of fights in the first round of Strikeforce’s Heavyweight Grand Prix, the organization is ready to move onto the semifinal stage of the tournament and is beginning to look at dates and locations for the event. As of this report, it appears that the next series of bouts, featuring Strikeforce Heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem taking on Antonio Silva and Josh Barnett facing off with Sergei Kharitonov, will take place on September 10th at a city/state/venue near you.

Basically, nothing’s in stone, but there are lots of confirmed rumors. Here’s the line-up for the card at present:

Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio Silva (Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinal)
Sergei Kharitonov vs. Josh Barnett (Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinal)
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Luke Rockhold
“King Mo” Muhammed Lawal vs. Roger Gracie
Gegard Mousasi vs. Mike Kyle

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