Strikeforce releases WGP Heavyweight Bracket, Reserve Fights Announced

Strikeforce have today released the brackets for their upcoming World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament,. Formerly ranked number one heavyweight in the world, Fedor Emelianenko takes on Antonio “Big Foot” Silva in a quarter final fight with the winner going on to face perhaps the biggest battle of the tourney as current Strikeforce heavyweight champion, Alistair Overeem faces Brazilian submission machine, Fabricio Werdum.

On the other side you have former UFC heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski vs. Golden Glory veteran, Sergei Kharitonov, with the winner moving on to face the winner of the Josh Barnett vs. Brett Rogers.

It has also been confirmed by executive vice president and general manager of Showtime Sports, Ken Hershman that the tournament will crown a new heavyweight champion of Strikeforce, that is of course unless Alistair Overeem can repeat his recent feats over in K-1 and win this tournament as well.

The reserve fights for the Tournament look like this:
Shane Del Rosario (10-0) vs. Lavar Johnson (15-3) (February 12th, 2011)
Ray Sefo (2-0) vs. Valentijn Overeem (28-25) (February 12th, 2011)

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