Scott Coker: All Strikeforce tourney fights three rounds except for final

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker on Jan. 13 clarified that heavyweight tournament quarterfinal and semi-final bouts will be three round contests, clearing up confusion of whether there would be five-round contests with the belt on the line.

Fedor Emelianenko – a humble star in the cast of great warriors

The deal is done; the stage is set; the time is fast approaching: three clichés that fans around the world have been eagerly waiting to hear. On February 12th, when the first bell sounds to kick off what is being widely considered as the greatest heavyweight tournament in mixed martial arts history, it’s in proper … Read more

Three Heavyweight Fights Added To Strikeforce World Grand Prix Kickoff In NJ On Feb. 12

Six additional hard-hitting heavyweight fighters have been called to action for the STRIKEFORCE and M-1 Global co-promotion and historic kick-off of the STRIKEFORCE World Grand Prix – Heavyweight Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 12, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J.

Fedor vs. Silva and Arlovski vs. Kharitonov kick off Strikeforce heavyweight tournament Feb. 12 in New Jersey

The first two quarterfinal match-ups for Strikeforce’s eight-man single-elimination heavyweight tournament will take place at the IZOD Center in E. Rutherford, N.J. on Feb. 12.

M-1 GLOBAL’S Fedor Emelianenko joins elite heavyweights for eight-man single elimination tournament

NEW YORK (Jan. 4, 2011) – World championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotions STRIKEFORCE and M-1 GLOBAL, in association with premium television network SHOWTIME have signed a new, multi-year agreement to co-promote events headlined by the MMA legend Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko (31-2, 1 NC). In addition, STRIKEFORCE has assembled eight of the world’s … Read more

Strikeforce considering heavyweight tourney in 2011, according to Tatame

Strikeforce is reportedly looking to put together a heavyweight tournament in 2011 with 8 fighters, including champion Alistair Overeem, Fabricio Werdum, Fedor Emelianenko, and Josh Barnett.