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.Fedor Emelianenko (32-2) vs. Antonio Silva (15-2)
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 in a STRIKEFORCE and M-1 GLOBAL co-promoted event. Co-featured on Feb. 12, former world champion Andrei Arlovski will face Sergei Kharitonov, Pride FC and K-1 veteran as well as the last man to defeat current STRIKEFORCE Heavyweight World Champion Alistair "The Demolition Man" Overeem.
Andrei Arlovski (15-8) vs. Sergei Kharitonov (16-4)
Shane Del Rosario (10-0) vs. Lavar Johnson (15-3)
Valentijn Overeem (28-25) vs. Ray Sefo (2-0)
Ticket pre-sale begins Wednesday, Tickets on sale to the public Friday