UnderGround Forums Josh Barnett Added To SF Champions Card

11/29/12 12:34 PM
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http://mmajunkie.com/news/2012/11/josh-barnett-vs-nandor-guelmino-added-to-strikeforce-champions

Strikeforce's final event will serve as Josh Barnett's final obligation to the promotion.

Sources close to the fighters today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Barnett (31-6 MMA, 2-1 SF) is targeted to meet fellow heavyweight Nandor Guelmino (11-3-1 MMA, 0-0 SF) on the Showtime-televised main card of "Strikeforce: Champions."

The event, which features prelims on Showtime Extreme, takes place Jan. 12 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.

It's expected to be Strikeforce's final event.



Guelmino, 36, recently extended his current win streak to seven with a decision victory over Emil Zahariev at a fight card in Slovenia. The Austrian fighter has earned six of his 11 career wins by submission and three by knockout. Notably, he suffered a first-round TKO loss to ProElite vet Andreas Kraniotakes in 2009.
11/29/12 12:35 PM
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The latest "Strikeforce: Champions" card now includes:

Champ Nate Marquardt vs. Tarec Saffiedine - for welterweight title
Daniel Cormier vs. Dion Staring
Gegard Mousasi vs. Mike Kyle
Josh Barnett vs. Nandor Guelmino*
Ryan Couture vs. K.J. Noons
Pat Healy vs. Jorge Masvidal*
Roger Gracie vs Anthony Smith*
11/29/12 12:37 PM
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still a good card.  would watch.

11/29/12 12:38 PM
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Well if you thought Cormier vs Staring was odd....

11/29/12 12:51 PM
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Definitely will watch but glad Strikeforce is being dissolved Phone Post
11/29/12 12:52 PM
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Upholding the fine Japanese tradition of defeating a foreigner nobody has ever heard of.
11/29/12 12:54 PM
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This show must be over budget & they are just meeting contractual obligations.

11/29/12 12:55 PM
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big step up for Ryan Couture
11/29/12 12:55 PM
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Well if you thought Cormier vs Staring was odd....


Yup.

11/29/12 12:58 PM
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I'm glad Barnett has a fight and I will be watching... but this card is looking more pointless as each day goes by.

11/29/12 1:01 PM
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hubris - big step up for Ryan Couture

no shit, you aint lying
11/29/12 1:02 PM
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Jesus I hope neither DC or Barnett gets hurt fighting on this swan song card. Phone Post
11/29/12 1:03 PM
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Pat Healy vs. Jorge Masvidal*


WAR Masvidal!!!!
11/29/12 1:03 PM
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Sal Penis -

Can you imagine the UFC putting a card on like this nowadays? There is no fucking way that would happen. They would give you a top fighter and a bunch of cans to fill up the rest of the card.

 

Besides the UFC on Fox this is likely the last STACKED card you will ever see in MMA. It's a sad day endeed.

Too obvious Phone Post
11/29/12 1:04 PM
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Sal Penis - 

Can you imagine the UFC putting a card on like this nowadays? There is no fucking way that would happen. They would give you a top fighter and a bunch of cans to fill up the rest of the card.

 

Besides the UFC on Fox this is likely the last STACKED card you will ever see in MMA. It's a sad day endeed.


Guess you havent seen

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11/29/12 1:07 PM
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hubris - big step up for Ryan Couture

 

really big opportunity for him, but I think KJ might be too much for him at this point...

11/29/12 1:09 PM
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Cyril Jeff - 
hubris - big step up for Ryan Couture

 

really big opportunity for him, but I think KJ might be too much for him at this point...


I think this is a fight to determine if they want to bring Couture into the UFC.

Maybe they dont just want to bring him in because of his name, they want to see if he really has what it takes to swim in the shark tank LW div. If he beats Noons that def tells the UFC he can be a UFC LW atleast on the lower/mid level.

If he loses would they still bring him over?
11/29/12 1:20 PM
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Love me some Barmett.

Btw ive never seen Dion Staring fight. Is he good? Is he a threat to Cormier!? Phone Post
11/29/12 1:25 PM
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Pride Wanderlei -  Love me some Barmett.

Btw ive never seen Dion Staring fight. Is he good? Is he a threat to Cormier!? Phone Post

Extremely doubtful. ;)
11/29/12 1:27 PM
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Looks like they're adding Roger Gracie to the card....

11/29/12 1:30 PM
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Looks like they're adding Roger Gracie to the card....


Where did you hear that? Against who?
11/29/12 1:31 PM
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Brigham - Definitely will watch but glad Strikeforce is being dissolved Phone Post
Why?

Im bummed. There is alot of things they could have done with the promotion besides gut it & let it choke on its own blood. Makes me sad. Phone Post
11/29/12 1:31 PM
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Pumped.

11/29/12 1:31 PM
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11/29/12 1:32 PM
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This is by design. They are going to make barnett, cornier, and gracie look good before they show up in the big show.

Im not against an occasional, exiting can crushing...

Lets hope no one shits the bed here Phone Post