Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov Official Results; Barnett vs. Cormier Booked

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Josh Barnett showed his skill last night defeating fellow veteran, Sergei Kharitonov to reach the finals of the Strikeforce heavyweight grand-prix where he’ll face Daniel Cormier who picked up the biggest win of his career as he defeating Antonio “Big Foot” Silva in the very first round to book his spot in the promotions grand-prix tournament final.

The Strikeforce middleweight division has a new champion after Luke Rockhold came from nowhere to shock the world and defeat Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu master, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza to become the promotions new 185 pound champion.

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal defeated the previously undefeated Roger Gracie in the very first round via TKO. Strikeforce lightweight veteran, Pat Healy defeated promotional newcomer, Maximo Blanco via rear-naked choke in the second round after weathering a storm earlier in the fight.

The official results:

Josh Barnett def. Sergei Kharitonov via submission (head-arm triangle choke) – Round 1, 4:28
Daniel Cormier def. Antonio Silva via knockout (strikes) – Round 1, 3:56
Luke Rockhold def. Ronaldo Souza via unanimous decision (50-45, 48-47, 48-47)
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal def. Roger Gracie via KO (punch) – Round 1, 4:33
Pat Healy def. Maximo Blanco via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:24
Mike Kyle def. Marcos Rogerio de Lima via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante def. Yoel Romero via KO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:51
Jordan Mein def. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 3:18
Alexis Davis def. Amanda Nunes via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:53
Dominique Steele def. Chris Mierzwiak via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)

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