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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Daniel Cormier Outscores Josh Barnett For Grand Prix Tourney Win

Cormier hitting Barnett (photo via Esther Lin / Showtime)

By FCF Staff

Here are the results from Strikeforce’s latest event in San Jose, which saw Daniel Cormier work his way to a unanimous decision win over Josh Barnett in the finale of the promotion’s heavyweight grand-prix.

In the card’s other feature attraction, lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez earned a split decision nod over Josh Thomson to take their rubber match.

Heavyweight Grand Prix Finale
Daniel Cormier def. Josh Barnett via unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-45)

Lightweight Championship
Gilbert Melendez def. Josh Thomson via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)

Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante def. Mike Kyle via submission (guillotine choke) – R1, 0:33
Chris Spang def. Nah-Shon Burrell via TKO (strikes) – R1, 1:55
Isaac Vallie-Flagg def. Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Guto Inocente def. Virgil Zwicker via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Gian Villante def. Derrick Mehmen via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Quinn Mulhern def. Yuri Villefort via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Bobby Green def. James Terry via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Cormier slamming Barnett (photo via Esther Lin / Showtime)

Melendez elbowing Thomson (photo via Esther Lin / Showtime)

Thomson attacking Melendez (photo via Esther Lin / Showtime)

Cavalcante looking to finish Kyle (photo via Esther Lin / Showtime)

Cavalcante choking Kyle (photo via Esther Lin / Showtime)

posted by FCF Staff @ 5:03 am
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