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May 21, 2012 7:35 am

Opposing View | Why Josh Thomson Beat Gilbert Melendez

  By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday, fans saw Gilbert Melendez defend his Lightweight belt in a split-decision victory against Josh Thomson. This fight served as the rubber match for the two men, who split victories in their prior meetings. The decision however, was a controversial one, with fans booing Melendez after he was declared...

May 20, 2012 11:17 am

"Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier" Post Fight Interviews (Video) | MMA NEWS

“Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier” took place yesterday evening from San Jose’s HP Pavilion. In the main event Daniel Cormier was able to coast his way to a unanimous decision victory over highly touted veteran Josh Barnett. In the night’s co-feature champion Gilbert Melendez squeaked by Josh Thomson in a hard fought five-round war that many...

May 19, 2012 9:21 pm

Strikeforce Results: Cormier Bests Barnett, Melendez Squeaks By Thomson

After 15 months the Strikeforce HW Grand Prix has finally concluded. Tonight Daniel Cormier took it to his opponent, Josh Barnett, for five-straight rounds with a solid mix of effective striking and wrestling to secure a unanimous decision victory and simultaneously secure the title of Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion. In the co-main event Gilbert...

May 19, 2012 8:41 am

"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...

May 19, 2012 7:48 am

Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier Full Weigh-Ins Video | MMA NEWS

Highlights from the official weigh-in for the Saturday May 19th Strikeforce World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament. Watch as tournament finalist Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier hit the scales with Gilbert Melendez, Josh Thomson, Rafael Feijao, Mike Kyle, Nah-Shon Burrell, and Chris Spang.

May 18, 2012 1:19 pm

UFC Heavies Unanimously Pick Cormier Over Barnett

While the odds-makers make Josh Barnett the betting favorite to win the STRIKEFORCE World Heavyweight Grand Prix Saturday night in San Jose and live on SHOWTIME, Barnett’s peers respectfully disagree. As a former UFC heavyweight champion and PRIDE Grand Prix finalist, Barnett has seen it all during his 15-year, 31-5, career as a mixed martial...

Apr 10, 2012 3:33 pm

Joe Rogan | Barnett Not Being In The UFC Is A Disservice To Fans

“He could be number one. It’s very possible. Barnett, not having him in the UFC is a huge disservice to MMA fans. He was great back then (in his first stint with the UFC). He beat Randy (Couture), back in the day. He’s just very seasoned. One of the most seasoned guys in the heavyweight...

Apr 4, 2012 10:30 am

After Soiled Past Dana White Open To Barnett’s UFC Return

“The way that Showtime wants to do it is when that fight finally happens, whoever wins it, they wanna do another fight on Showtime, so that guy would probably come to the UFC. We’ll see what happens, you know? Josh and I have been playing nice with each other for a little while, since he...

Apr 1, 2012 8:23 am

Derrick Mehmem Set To Face Gian Villante At “Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier”

Strikeforce officials have put together a light-heavyweight bout between Derrick Mehmem vs. Gian Villante (pictured) for next month’s “Barnett vs. Cormier” event. “Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier is set to take place from San Jose’s HP Pavilion on May 19. In the main event the promotion will conclude their heavyweight grand prix with the final matchup...

Mar 26, 2012 7:18 am

Heads Up San Jose | “Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier” Tickets On Sale Next Week

After more than a year in the making, the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix finals is set for May 19 and will feature tournament finalists Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier. “Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier” is set to go down from San Jose’s HP Pavilion on May 19. Also expected on the card is a welterweight contest...

Mar 5, 2012 11:29 am

Barnett vs. Cormier Grand-Prix Finale Set For May 19

After being put off for the past several months due to an injured finalist, the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand-Prix Finale now has a date for its conclusion. Finalists Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier have agreed to face off in the tournament finals on May 19, live on Showtime. Strikeforce officials announced the pairing during last Saturday’s...

Sep 23, 2011 1:27 pm

All 'Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov' Fighters Test Clean For Banned Substances

The Ohio Athletic Commission confirmed today that all of the tested fighters who participated in “Strikeforce Grand Prix” Barnett vs. Kharitonov” where clean of banned substances. “Strikeforce Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov” took place at Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena on September 10. Josh Barnett and Sergie Kharitonov, Daniel Cormier and Antonio Silva, Luke Rockhold and...

Sep 13, 2011 2:24 pm

“Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov” Ratings and Attendance Fail To Meet Expectations

Last weekend’s Strikeforce event failed to attract a live audience worth noting as estimates show less than a two thousand people attended. We also have figures to support a failed television broadcast for the event as well. According to reports the show averaged a meager 274,000 Showtime viewers which ranks the show 17th in Strikeforce...

Sep 12, 2011 11:06 am

"Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov" Salary Report

The Heavyweight Grand Prix participants in last Saturdays Strikeforce event took home the majority of the $942,000 disclosed payroll. The Ohio State Athletic Commission released the figures today that show Josh Barnett in top position with $150,000.00 and his Grand Prix peers behind him with $100,000 each. The rest of the salary figures are as...

Sep 10, 2011 9:59 pm

"Strikeforce Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov": Results

OFFICIAL MAIN CARD RESULTS: Josh Barnett def. Sergei Kharitonov via submission (head-arm triangle choke) – Round 1, 4:28 to advance to grand prix finals Daniel Cormier def. Antonio Silva via knockout (strikes) – Round 1, 3:56 to advance to grand prix finals Luke Rockhold def. Ronaldo Souza via unanimous decision (50-45, 48-47, 48-47) to become...

Sep 9, 2011 1:20 pm

"Strikeforce Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov" Weigh In Results

MAIN CARD (Showtime) Josh Barnett (261) vs. Sergei Kharitonov (256.5) Daniel Cormier (247) vs. Antonio Silva (264.5) Champ Ronaldo Souza (185) vs. Luke Rockhold (185) Roger Gracie (205) vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (205) Maximo Blanco (155) vs. Pat Healy (155) PRELIMINARY CARD (HDNet) Mike Kyle (205) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (205) Rafael “Feijao”...

Aug 19, 2017 10:09 am

Andrei Arlovski and Felice Herrig receive their next octagon opponents

Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski (25-15 MMA) will look to snap his current five-fight losing skid on November 11 when he squares off with Junior Albini (14-2 MMA) at UFC Norfolk. UFC officials announced the heavyweight tilt earlier today. Arlovski was most recently seen in action this past June where he suffered a unanimous...

Jul 9, 2017 11:46 am

Dana White on Travis Browne: “I think that Travis should retire”

Last night, on the final fight of the UFC 213 undercard, Travis Browne attempted to correct a three-fight losing streak against the dangerous Alexey Oleinik. Though Browne had a few moments of success early on, this fight ultimately turned out disastrously for him, as he was stopped by a second-round rear-naked choke. With this outcome,...

Jun 27, 2017 8:06 am

Roy Nelson gets opponent for Bellator debut on September 23

The latest in the long procession of former UFC fighters to make the jump to Bellator MMA is The Ultimate Fighter season 10 winner and long-time heavyweight contender Roy Nelson. News of Nelson’s move to Bellator was first reported by Ariel Helwani in late May, though the details of his debut remained hazy at that...

Apr 5, 2017 2:09 pm

Dana White unsure of why Daniel Cormier is unpopular among fans

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is arguably one of the most decorated fighters on the UFC roster. In addition to reigning as the UFC light heavyweight champion, Cormier is an extremely accomplished wrestler, qualifying as a NCAA Division I All-American, and as an Olympic wrestler. Of course, Cormier also was the Strikeforce heavyweight Grand...

Mar 28, 2017 6:23 am

MMA legends Andrei Arlovski, Takanori Gomi to return to the Octagon at UFC Singapore

Two bona fide legends of MMA will be returning to the UFC’s Octagon when the UFC touches down in Singapore on June 17. The first of these fighters is former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. The second is “The Fireball Kid” Takanori Gomi – the first and only man to hold the PRIDE lightweight title,...

Mar 21, 2017 8:58 am

Miesha Tate: ‘I would love to’ appear in WWE

In the first fight on the main card of November’s landmark UFC 205, Miesha Tate came up short to Raquel Pennington. Shortly after this fight, the former women’s bantamweight champion announced her intention to retire from mixed martial arts competition. It’s not my time anymore,” Tate told UFC commentator Joe Rogan. “It’s the future’s time.”...

Feb 23, 2017 11:18 pm

Fighters most tested by USADA in 2016

Throughout the course of 2016, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has continued to crack down on performance enhancing drugs used both in competition and out of competition by fighters. This has resulted in quite a bit of fighters being suspended for potential USADA violations, most notably former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, and former UFC...

Feb 7, 2017 3:04 pm

BREAKING! Fabricio Werdum set to return at UFC 211

According to reliable Brazilian news outlet Globo former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum will return to the octagon at UFC 211 where he will square off with Ben Rothwell. UFC 211 takes place May 13 live from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The event is headlined by a heavyweight title fight rematch featuring...

Jan 29, 2017 6:03 am

Pros react to Francis Ngannou’s crushing KO of Andrei Arlovski

Last night, the UFC returned to beautiful Denver, Colorado with UFC on Fox 23, a 12-fight card highlighted by some epic finishes and significant upsets. One of the most memorable moments of the event took place on the main card, when rising prospect Francis Ngannou took on former champion Andrei Arlovski in a compelling heavyweight...