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Strikeforce and M-1 Global Present: Fedor vs Silva the big fight


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Strikeforce Heavyweights Take Manhattan

Legions of MMA fans swarmed NYC’s Roseland to meet the international lineup of fighters days before the start of the Strikeforce World Grand Prix: Heavyweight Tournament.

In Saturday’s main event, Fedor Emelianenko (31-2, 1 NC) returns to action against Antonio “Big Foot” Silva (15-2) in a STRIKEFORCE and M-1 GLOBAL co-promoted event.  The opening quarterfinal on the telecast will match former world champion Andrei  Arlovski (15-8) against Russian star Sergei Kharitonov (16-4), the last fighter to defeat STRIKEFORCE and DREAM Heavyweight World Champion Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem.

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MAIN CARD


32-2-1
230 lbs
6’0″
34
Stary Oskol, Russia
RECORD
WEIGHT
HEIGHT
AGE
CITY
15-2
265 lbs
6’4″
31
Paraíba, Brazil

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15-8
242 lbs
6’4″
31
Chicago, Illinois
RECORD
WEIGHT
HEIGHT
AGE
CITY
17-4
250 lbs
6’3″
30
Tula, Russia

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10-0
240 lbs
6’4″
26
Irvine, California
RECORD
WEIGHT
HEIGHT
AGE
CITY
15-3
251 lbs
6’3″
32
Madera, California

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9-1
230 lbs
6’2″
32
Tucson, Arizona
RECORD
WEIGHT
HEIGHT
AGE
CITY
7-1
225 lbs
6’2″
25
Bellmore, New York

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28-25
240 lbs
6’3″
34
Amsterdam, Netherlands
RECORD
WEIGHT
HEIGHT
AGE
CITY
2-0
240 lbs
6’0″
39
Las Vegas, Nevada

PRELIMINARY CARD

John Cholish (5-1; Hoboken, New Jersey) vs Marc Stevens (12-5; New York, New York) – 155 lbs

Igor Gracie (2-2; New York, New York) vs John Salgado (3-4-1; New York, New York) – 170 lbs

Sam Oropeza (4-1; Briarcliff, Pennsylvania) vs Don Carlo-Clauss (6-3; Rochester, New York) – 170 lbs

Anthony Leone (8-2; Center Moriches, New York) vs Josh Laberge (7-4; Fall River, Massachusetts) – 145 lbs

Kevin Roddy (11-11-1; Bricktown, New Jersey) vs Jason McLean (5-3; Perthamboy, New Jersey) – 145 lbs

INFO

SAT, FEBRUARY 12 10:00 PM/ET
(Prelims at 7:30 PM)

IZOD Center – E. Rutherford, NJ

Tickets on sale now!

Click here to view seating chart PDF

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.


http://strikeforce.com/events/2011/02/strikeforce-and-m-1-global-present-fedor-vs-silva/

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