"Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier" Live Results & Discussion Thread
Strikeforce is back on Showtime this evening with the conclusions of the Heavy Weight Grand Prix.
In the main event finalists Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier will battle it out for the Strikeforce Grand Prix title and a chance to cement themselves as one of the top heavyweights in the game.
In the co-featured bout top lightweight Gilbert Melendez will attempt to defend his Strikeforce title against former champion, Josh Thomson.
Use this thread to discuss the action as it unfolds and/or cast your predictions with your fellow BJPENN.COM brothers and sisters.
MAIN CARD: (Showtime)
Daniel Cormier def. Josh Barnett (49-46, 45-50, 45-50)
Champ Gilbert Melendez def. Josh Thomson via split decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante def. Mike Kyle via submission (guillotine) – Round 2, 0:33
Chris Spang def. Nah-Shon Burrell via KO (punches and knees) – Round 1, 1:35
PRELIMINARY CARD: (Showtime Extreme)
Isaac Vallie-Flagg def. Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Guto Inocente def. Virgil Zwicker via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Gian Villante def. Derrick Mehmen via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Quinn Mulhern def. Yuri Villefort via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Bobby Green def. James Terry via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)