It is being reported that former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (16-6) will face Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier (10-0) in Strikeforce. Cormier has one fight left with Strikeforce, and Mir will crossover to the Zuffa-owned promotion to face him in a bout expected to take place Sept. 29 in Sacramento, Calif., in the co-main event of “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy” which will air live on Showtime.
Gilbert Melendez, Strikeforce lightweight champion will make his next title defense against veteran and red-hot number one contender Pat Healy, when Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy comes to Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, Calif. on Saturday, Sept. 29. The main event, scheduled for five rounds, will air live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
ProMMAnow.com was on-hand for the “Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier” post-fight press conference Saturday night at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, along with challenger Josh Thomson, light heavyweight contender Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante, Chris Spang, and of course Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier, participated in the presser. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker hosted the proceedings.
“Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier” takes place this evening at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., and is headlined by the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix final featuring Josh Barnett vs. Daniel Cormier. In the co-headliner, Strikeforce lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez puts his title on the line against longtime Bay area rival Josh Thomson.
The Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix finally comes to a close this weekend when Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier clash in the finals at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Gilbert Melendez puts his lightweight title on the line against longtime rival Josh Thomson and Rafael Cavalcante looks for revenge for a 2009 knockout loss to Mike Kyle. The ProMMAnow.com staff join forces like the Super-Friends to bring you our thoughts and predictions on each of the main card bouts.
ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) is on the scene this evening at the “Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier” fighter weigh-ins at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., the same location that will host Saturday’s Showtime-televised fight card headlined by Josh Barnett vs. Daniel Cormier in the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix final.
The Strikeforce heavyweight tournament final featuring Josh Barnett vs. Daniel Cormier is scheduled to go down on May 19 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The following videos show the fights and the path that led to the finals.