Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva - Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Event on February 12, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey USA

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 14 at 10 AM and will be available at the IZOD Center Box Office and through Ticketmaster both online and by phone. STRIKEFORCE has assembled eight of the world’s top ranked heavyweights to compete in the STRIKEFORCE World Grand Prix – Heavyweight Tournament, a three-stage, single-elimination tournament that will take place over several events in 2011. The first two quarterfinal fights begin on Saturday, Feb. 12, live on SHOWTIME from the IZOD Center in E. Rutherford, N.J. In the main event, the 34-year-old Fedor Emelianenko will face the towering 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 (17-4), Pride FC and K-1 veteran as well as the last man to defeat current STRIKEFORCE Heavyweight World Champion Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio Silva (quarter-final) Andrei Arlovski vs. Sergei Kharitonov (quarter-final) Shane Del Rosario vs. Lavar Johnson (reserve match) Valentijn Overeem vs. Ray Sefo (reserve match) Chad Griggs vs. Gian Villante (reserve match)

Event Information


Fedor Emelianenko
Antonio Silva
WINNER
Fedor Emelianenko
The Last Emperor
VS
Antonio Silva
Junior
38-6-0
Record
19-12-0
5′ 10″
Height
6′ 4″
230 lbs.
Weight
265 lbs.
TKO/RSC
(Referee Stoppage) in the 2nd round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Andrei Arlovski
Sergei Kharitonov
WINNER
28-18-0
Record
29-6-0
6′ 4″
Height
6′ 4″
250 lbs.
Weight
250 lbs.
KO
in the 1st round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Shane Delrosario
WINNER
Lavar Johnson
10-2-0
Record
17-10-0
6′ 3″
Height
6′ 4″
245 lbs.
Weight
245 lbs.
Submission
(Arm Bar) in the 1st round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Chad Griggs
WINNER
Gian Villante
10-3-0
Record
17-11-0
6′ 3″
Height
6′ 3″
240 lbs.
Weight
230 lbs.
TKO/RSC
(Referee Stoppage from Strikes) in the 1st round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Valentijn Overeem
WINNER
Ray Sefo
Valentijn Overeem
The Python
VS
30-32-0
Record
2-2-0
6′ 3″
Height
6′ 0″
250 lbs.
Weight
240 lbs.
Submission
(Neck Crank) in the 1st round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
John Cholish
WINNER
Marc Stevens
8-3-0
Record
24-12-0
5′ 11″
Height
5′ 9″
159 lbs.
Weight
170 lbs.
Submission
(Knee Bar) in the 2nd round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Anthony Leone
Josh Laberge
WINNER
17-8-0
Record
11-7-0
5′ 6″
Height
5′ 9″
135 lbs.
Weight
160 lbs.
TKO/RSC
(Doctor Stoppage) in the 1st round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Sam Oropeza
WINNER
Don Carlo-Clauss
11-3-0
Record
10-7-0
6′ 2″
Height
5′ 7″
170 lbs.
Weight
170 lbs.
Submission
(Strikes) in the 1st round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Kevin Roddy
Jason McLean
WINNER
16-16-1
Record
6-7-0
6′ 0″
Height
5′ 5″
160 lbs.
Weight
155 lbs.
Decision
(Unanimous Decision) in the 3rd round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Judge 1 scored it 29-28. Judge 2 scored it 29-28. Judge 3 scored it 29-28.
Igor Gracie
WINNER
John Salgado
5-4-0
Record
4-8-1
5′ 10″
Height
5′ 4″
170 lbs.
Weight
155 lbs.
Submission
(Arm Triangle Choke) in the 2nd round
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)