Join us here at SB Nation MMA tonight as Luke Thomas (@MMANation) is live at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford for Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva. Tonight is the first event of the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix tournament and all of the fighters on the main card are heavyweights.
Tonight's fights are as follows:
- Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio Silva
- Andrei Arlovski vs. Sergei Kharitonov
- Shane del Rosario vs. Lavar Johnson
- Chad Griggs vs. Gian Villante
- Ray Sefo vs. Valentijn Overeem
The first quarterfinal fight in the Strikeforce heavyweight tournament features former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski and PRIDE, K-1 and DREAM veteran Sergei Kharitonov. Neither man has ever faced the other nor are they favored to win the entire tournament.
The second quarterfinal final and tonight's main event features Fedor Emelianenko and American Top Team's Antonio Silva. Neither man has ever faced the other. Emelianenko is favored to win tonight's fight and the entire Strikeforce tournament.
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