Pictures: “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva”

Opening ceremony reminiscent of PRIDE FC, announcing each of the eight heavyweights competing in the Strikeforce heavyweight tournament. Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce
Why are you smiling Ray Sefo? You just got neck-cranked by Valentijn Overeem. Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce
Ray Sefo can block high kicks. Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce
Chad Griggs and his mutton-chops defeated Gian Villante. Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce
Gian Villante is either checking out his butt in the mirror or he just ate a big right hand from Chad Griggs. Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce
Chad Griggs uses the sparkly sideburns technique to dazzle Gian Villante just long enough to land this right hand. Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce
No, referee Yves Lavigne doesn't just like holding hands with buff men. He's actually at work here announcing Shane Del Rosario as the winner for his first round armbar submission of "Big" Lavar Johnson. Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce
No one is quite sure why the top of "Big" Lavar Johnson's head wrinkles when he gets arm-barred. But as long as he grows his hair out, he will never have to worry about getting Botox injections. Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce
Shane Del Rosario thought he would punch on Lavar Johnson for awhile before submitting him. Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce
The tournament's "dark horse", Sergei Kharitonov gave fellow Russian Andrei Arlovski his fourth straight defeat with a vicious knockout. Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce
It's all over but the crying. ... That will come in a few minutes when Andrei Arlovski wakes up and someone tells him he was in a fight tonight. Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce
Sergei Kharitonov showing no love to his countryman with a big right "howdoyado". Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva advances to the Strikeforce heavyweight tournament semifinals after turning Fedor Emelianenko into Popeye. Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce
"Bigfoot" Silva making Fedor Emelianenko ponder retirement. Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce
No, he wasn't in a car wreck. Fedor met the Brazilian Sasquatch. Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce
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