A sample of the GP that will shake MMA’s foundations

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Barnett at Pride FC / Photo: Susumu Nagao

GRACIEMAG.com has been reporting on the heavyweight GP Strikeforce has been promoting. The first two quarterfinals happen on February 12 in New Jersey, with Fedor Emelianenko taking on Antonio “Big Foot” Silva and former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski going toe to toe with Sergei Kharitanov.

In the other quarterfinals, to take place at a yet-to-be-confirmed time, Fabrício Werdum will have Alistair Overeem as an opponent for the second time in his career, while Josh Barnett will do battle with Brett Rogers.

The event gathering some of the biggest names in world MMA is reminiscent of the GPs of the now-defunct Pride FC promotion, provoking great expectations among fans.

In the meantime, check out a sample of what’s to come:


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