** TUNE IN ALERT **
WHO: STRIKEFORCE CEO Scott Coker
WHERE: Fox News Channel
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 11, at 7:15 a.m. ET / 4:15 a.m. PT
WHAT: Interview on Fox & Friends on Fox News Channel
Coker will discuss the historic, upcoming STRIKEFORCE World Grand Prix – Heavyweight Tournament, a three-stage, single-elimination tournament that will take place over several events in 2011 that will feature the return of the MMA legend, Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko and STRIKEFORCE World Heavyweight Champion Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem.
The first two quarterfinal fights take place this Saturday, Feb. 12, live SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J. In the main event, Emelianenko (31-2, 1 NC) will face Antonio “Big Foot” Silva (15-2) in a STRIKEFORCE and M-1 GLOBAL co-promoted event.
Co-featured on Feb. 12, former world champion Andrei Arlovski (15-8) will face Sergei Kharitonov (16-4), the last man to defeat Overeem.
The other two quarterfinal matchups are as follows: Overeem (34-11, 1 NC) will face the only man to tap out Fedor, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist Fabricio Werdum (14-4-1), while the heavy-handed Brett “The Grim” Rogers (11-2) will meet a hungry Josh Barnett (29-5). The location and date for these quarterfinal tournament fights are to be announced.