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Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier Fight Card Rumors

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Powered by Xyience LogoStrikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier
(Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Finals)

Date: May 19, 2012
Venue: HP Pavilion
Location: San Jose, California

Main Card (on Showtime):
-Josh Barnett (31-5; #4 Heavyweight) vs. Daniel Cormier (9-0; #8 Heavyweight)†
-Gilbert Melendez (20-2; #3 Lightweight) vs. Josh Thomson (19-4)
-Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (11-3) vs. Mike Kyle (19-8)
-Nah-Shon Burrell (8-1) vs. Chris Spang (4-1)

Preliminary Card (on Showtime Extreme):
-Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante (16-4-1) vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg (12-3-1)
-Virgil Zwicker (10-2) vs. Carlos Augusto “Guto” Inocente Filho (5-0)
-Gian Villante (9-3) vs. Derrick Mehmen (12-4)
-Quinn Mulhern (17-2) vs. Yuri Villefort (6-0)
-James Terry (11-4) vs. Bobby Green (17-5)

†Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Finals
††For Melendez’s Strikeforce Lightweight Championship

Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier Start Time:
Prelims on Showtime Extreme: 8 p.m. ET (Live)/8 p.m. PT (delayed on West Coast)
Main Bouts on Showtime: 10 p.m. ET (Live)/10 p.m. PT (delayed on West Coast)

  • Booker T

    Looking forward to this one. Should be a great fight.

    • johnnybooker

      I know man! Cormier’s wrestling pedigree mixed with his pretty amazing striking is a freakish combo…but I love Barnett. Been a Bolthrower fan since the early 90′s…so that helps. That aside, Barnett is so unorthodox, so nasty and so determined to take Cormier down…I’d love to see it happen. Cormier is going places no matter what…so def hoping Barnett keeps his momentum going and gets a win. Wonder if these 2 will def head to UFC after this? The UFC HW division, already stacked, would have to be one of the best divisions, perhaps, of all time imo.

      And poor Gilbert…they need to either cross some dudes over…which probably won’t happen, or he needs to demand a succession of quick fights so he can wear his contract out and go fight the best.

      • Booker T

        I’m with you. I like both fighters but I lean towards Barnett.

  • D-rail

    Gil, Gtfo of strikefarse…..run!!

  • RealmmaFan

    bah i hope this isnt the last SF card..

    • shakejunt

      unfortunately, it won’t be.