Barnett, Cormier Advance to GP Finals, Rockhold Dethrones Souza
By FCF Staff
Here are the results from tonight’s Strikeforce “Barnett vs. Kharitonov” event in Cincinnati, which saw Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier score first round victories to advance to the finals of the promotion’s heavyweight grand-prix final.
In another of the card’s feature attractions, challenger Luke Rockhold worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Ronaldo Souza, to become the promotion’s middleweight champion.
Here are tonight’s official results.
Josh Barnett def. Sergei Kharitonov via submission (head-arm triangle choke) – R1, 4:28
Daniel Cormier def. Antonio Silva via knockout (strikes) – R1, 3:56
Luke Rockhold def. Ronaldo Souza via unanimous decision (50-45, 48-47, 48-47)
Muhammed Lawal def. Roger Gracie via KO (punch) – R1, 4:33
Pat Healy def. Maximo Blanco via submission (rear-naked choke) – R2, 4:24
Mike Kyle def. Marcos Rogerio de Lima via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante def. Yoel Romero via KO (strikes) – R2, 4:51
Jordan Mein def. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos via TKO (strikes) – R3, 3:18
Alexis Davis def. Amanda Nunes via TKO (punches) – R2, 4:53
Dominique Steele def. Chris Mierzwiak via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)