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Strikeforce Is Planning A Heavyweight Grand Prix
By snakerattle79 - 12-20-2010 03:30 AM
Originally Posted at: Deluxe Forums


Strikeforce Is Planning A Heavyweight Grand Prix | Steve Rattlesnake MMA

Strikeforce had a significant progress in 2010, growing its brand and gaining strength as a competitor to the UFC in the U.S. market. 2011 will be even more promising, the organization has ambitious plans.

Strikeforce is planning a GP heavyweights for next year that will feature big names. Besides the heavyweight champion, Dutchman Alistair Overeem, who recently won the title of K-1 World Grand Prix, the tournament will count with the participation of Fedor Emelianenko, Fabricio Werdum, Josh Barnett, Antonio Bigfoot, Brett Rogers, Andrei Arlovski and Sergei Kharitonov .

The fight between Fedor and Bigfoot, which has been widely spoken during the last week, would be one of the quarter-final in February 2011 with Werdum vs Kharitonov scheduled for March, apart from possible duels Rogers vs Barnett and Overeem vs Arlovski . The GP, which would be divided into three stages, would mark the first tests of the format Strikeforce on pay-per-view, which would be launched together with the semifinals and final of the tournament.