DALLAS, TX – JUNE 17: Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum Weigh-in at AT&T Plaza at American Airlines Center on June 17, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Forza LLC/Forza LLC via Getty Images)

Strikeforce Overeem Vs. Werdum Results: Alistair Overeem Vs. Fabricio Werdum, Brett Rogers Vs. Josh Barnett And More

SB Nation MMA brings live results and coverage of tonight's Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum. The event begins at 8 p.m. ET on HDNet, featuring top preliminary card action between Gesias Cavalcante and Justin Wilcox. The Showtime portion begins at 10 p.m. ET and features top of the card action and Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix bouts Brett Rogers vs. Josh Barnett and Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum.

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Strikeforce Overeem Vs. Werdum Results: Alistair Overeem Decisions Fabricio Werdum

The main event of the night and airing on Showtime at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum is Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum. This is the last quarterfinal of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament. It's also, obviously, a heavyweight fight. This is also a rematch from their 2006 Open Weight Grand Prix in PRIDE. The referee in charge of the action is Leon Roberts.

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ROUND 3 - Werdum opens with strikes and fails on the takedown attempt. Now Overeem behind Werdum in turtle position. Both fighters stand, yet pulls guard again after taking a hard right hand from Werdum. Overeem working in Werdum's full guard, but now stands out. Right hand from Werdum finds the mark, but now Werdum pulls guard and works from the bottom. Werdum working various attacks from his back, but Overeem stands  back out. Overeem clinches and Werdum nearly catches a knee bar at the end of the fight.

SBNation.com scores this bout 10-10 and the fight 30-29 Overeem.

Strikeforce Overeem vs. Werdum results: Alistair Overeem defeats Fabricio Werdum via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)/

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Strikeforce Results: Alistair Overeem Vs. Fabricio Werdum Round 2

The main event of the night and airing on Showtime at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum is Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum. This is the last quarterfinal of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament. It's also, obviously, a heavyweight fight. This is also a rematch from their 2006 Open Weight Grand Prix in PRIDE. The referee in charge of the action is Leon Roberts.

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ROUND 2 - Werdum tries to clinch and both fighters knee each other. Trip takedown by Overeem throws Werdum to the mat. Werdum nearly gets a takedown, but Overeem scrambles to his feet. Werdum continuing to pull guard but getting nowhere. Left hook by Overeem. Overeem lands a crushing right hand, but Werdum pulls him into his guard. Overeem stands back out. Hard kneee from Overeem drops Werdum. Another hard knee from Overeem finds the mark. Now Overeem inside of Werdum's guard.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Overeem.

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Strikeforce Results: Alistair Overeem Vs. Fabricio Werdum Round 1

The main event of the night and airing on Showtime at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum is Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum. This is the last quarterfinal of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament. It's also, obviously, a heavyweight fight. This is also a rematch from their 2006 Open Weight Grand Prix in PRIDE. The referee in charge of the action is Leon Roberts.

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ROUND 1 - Both fighters standing orthodox. Werdum attempts a head kick, but Overeem shrugs him off after that and a clinch attempt. Overeem easily sprawls to stuff Werdum. And again Overeem sprawls two more times. This is going on and on. Knee to the midsection by Overeem. Werdum tries to pull guard by Overeem backs out. Again Werdum tries it, but Overeem stands back out. Jabs landing for Werdum, but Overeem frustrated by Werdum's approach. Hard left hook drops Werdum, but Overeem won't follow. Right hand for Werdum. Trip slam by Overeem sends Werdum crashing to the mat. Hard knee from Overeem. Werdum pulls guard at the end of the round, but nothing doing.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Overeem.

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Strikeforce Overeem Vs. Werdum: Josh Barnett Dominates, Submits Brett Rogers

The fourth fight of the night and airing on Showtime at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum is Josh Barnett vs. Brett Rogers. This is a quarterfinal match at the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. Naturally, this is a heavyweight fight, meaning the fighters are between 206lbs and 265lbs. The referee in charge of the action is Kerry Hatley.

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ROUND 1 - Both fighters standing orthodox and Barnett stalking early. Barnett times a kick and attempts a takedown against the fence with a monster double leg slam. Now in side control. Rogers tries to base out and scramble free, but Barnett reverses and takes him back down. Barnett now in mount. Rogers attempts to bridge out off the fence, but can't get it. Rogers nearly recaptures half guard off a push from the fence, but Barnett recaptures full mount. Barnett lands a punch off of a paintbrush submission attempt.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Barnett.

ROUND 2 - Barnett lands a left and as Rogers clinches, Barnett throws him over and lands in full mount. Barnett attempts a side choke and without even moving to mount gets the tap. Barnett moves in on the Grand Prix and will face Sergei Kharitonov.

Strikeforce Overeem vs. Werdum results: Josh Barnett defeats Brett Rogers by submission (head and arm triangle) at 1:17 of round 2.

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Strikeforce Overeem Vs. Werdum Results: Jorge Masvidal Destroys K.J. Noons

The third fight of the main card and airing on Showtime at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum is Jorge Masvidal vs. K.J. Noons. This is a lightweight fight, meaning 155lbs. The winner of this bout is believed to be the number one contender to Strikeforce's lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez. The referee in charge of the action is

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ROUND 1 - Both fighters standing orthodox with Noons stalking early. Right hand straight lands for Masvidal. Right hand to the body for Noons. Nice jab to the body for Masvidal. Jumping knee lands for Masvidal, which he uses to hit a driving double against the fence. Noons attempting a kimura from underneath while Masvidal is trying to pass to mount off of Noons' legs. Noons stands and separates. Left hook lands from Noons, but he is bleeding badly. Right hand now by Masvidal. Noons leans off of a jab and eats a huge knee from Masvidal. Noons collapses and Masvidal pounces. Noons is scrambling and trying to survive. The round saves him.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-8 Masvidal.

ROUND 2 - Noons is still bleeding badly as the round begins. Noons trying to corner Masvidal. Nice uppercut from Noons as he charges in. Masvidal catches a kick and takes Noons to the floor, but Noons stands. Noons rips a left hook to the body of Masvidal. Single leg dump by Masvidal and now he's working in Noons' full guard. Noons squirms back to the fence and stands. Right hand now for Masvidal plus a liver shot. Now Noons on top off a reversal but Masvidal stands. Jumping knee for Masvidal stands and Noons is working the outside.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Masvidal.

ROUND 3 - Noons' face is a mess to start the round. Noons is stalking but Masvidal mostly evading pressure against the cage. Masvidal reaches for a takedown, but can't get it. Spinning back kick from Masvidal is blocked. Left hook now by Noons. Masvidal chases down a single and gets it, but Noons stands. Another tree top takedown and this time some punches from Masvidal. Noons stands again, but AGAIN Masvidal takes him down. Closer round.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Masvidal and the fight 30-26 Masvidal.

Strikeforce Overeem vs. Werdum results: Jorge Masvidal defeats K.J. Noons by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

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Strikeforce Overeem Vs. Werdum Results: Daniel Cormier Pummels Jeff Monson

The second bout of the night of Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum and airing on Showtime is Daniel Cormier vs. Jeff Monson. This is a heavyweight fight, meaning both fighters are between 206lbs and 265lbs. Cormier is a former two-time Olympian while Monson is a former UFC heavyweight title contender. The referee in charge of the action is Leon Roberts.

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ROUND 1 - Monson standing southpaw, Cormier orthodox. Cormier lands a right off of Monson's missed left. Now a right for Cormier as Monson ducks. They clinch now and Cormier is pressing him into the fence. Monson is cut over the top of his head. Right hand and uppercut for Cormier find the mark. Right straight, left hook lands for Cormier. Now a middle kick lands. Jab now for Monson. Left hook for Cormier now and then an overhand right. Several punches now find the mark for Cormier as he reacts to Monson's punches.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Cormier.

ROUND 2 - Now both fighters standing orthodox. Cormier showing a nice variety of high and low kicks. Monson misses with an overhand right, falls to the ground but Cormier makes him stand. Monson with a 50/50 grip against the fence, but Cormier is pressing him. Nice jab for Monson now. Right hand straight and an uppercut now for Cormier. Cormier is getting tagged with jab, but landing all sorts of right straights and left hooks. Cormier ripping shots to the body plus kicks to the middle. Cormier partially trips Monson, but Monson stands and they resume action in the center of the cage.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Cormier.

ROUND 3 - High kicks from both sides from Cormier to open the round. Cormier ducks under a punch, briefly takes Monson's back and then separates. Hard, stiff right hand from Cormier plus a gigantic left clearly hurts Monson. Two more lefts now have Monson literally running. Monson attempts a takedown, but is easily shrugged to the floor. Referee Roberts forces him to stand. Hard outside leg kick and a right hand drop Monson to the mat, but Cormier stands back and Monson stands. Cormier attempted a single, but can't get it and drives Monson into the fence. Cormier turns over, trips and throws Monson to the mat. Now a leg kick from Monson. Monson back to southpaw.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Cormier and the fight 30-27 Cormier.

Strikeforce Overeem vs. Werdum results: Daniel Cormier defeats Jeff Monson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

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Strikeforce Overeem Vs. Werdum Results: Chad Griggs Plows Through Valentijn Overeem

The first fight of the main card at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum and airing on Showtime is Chad Griggs vs. Valentijn Overeem. This is a heavyweight fight, meaning both fighters are between 206 and 265lbs. This bout is an alternate eliminator for the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. The referee in charge of the action is

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ROUND 1 - Both fighters standing orthodox. Inside leg kick for Overeem, but he misses with a head kick and Griggs clinches with him along the fence. Lateral drop by Griggs and directly into half guard now. Griggs now opening up on Overeem with Overeem doing nothing but showing the back. Seemingly too early, the referee stops the fight and Griggs is the winner.

A reply shows Overeem actually tapped to strikes.

Strikeforce Overeem vs. Werdum results: Chad Griggs defeats Valtentijn Overeem by TKO (strikes, ref stoppage) 2:08 of round 1.

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Strikeforce Overeem Vs. Werdum Results: Justin Wilcox Vs. Gesias Cavalcante Ends In 'No Decision'

The fourth fight of the night and on HDNet at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum is Gesias Cavalcante vs Justin Wilcox. This is a lightweight fight, meaing 155lbs. The referee in charge of the action is Don Turnage.

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ROUND 1 - Both fighters open orothdox. Flying knee for Wilcox misses. Wilcox responds to JZ's jab, but can't land much. Inside leg kick-right straight combo misses for Wilcox. Wilcox drives JZ to the mat from a takedown, but they both stand. Left hook to the body for JZ. Front kick from Wilcox lands, but only partially. Wilcox shoots, JZ defends and Wilcox immediately scrambles out. Right hand connects for Wilcox off a failed left. And another, although this one significantly less poweful. And another.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Wilcox.

ROUND 2 - Wilcox appears to be poked badly in the eye as soon as the round is open. The referee calls it no foul, but Wilcox is badly damaged and cannot continue.

Strikeforce Overeem vs. Werdum results: the fight is stopped at .31 of round 2. The bout ends in a no decision.

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Strikeforce Overeem Vs. Werdum Results: Conor Heun Wins Surprising Decision Over Magno Almeida

The third fight of the night and on HDNet at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum is Conor Heun vs. Magno Almeida. This is a lightweight fight, meaning 155lbs. The referee in charge of the action is Leon Roberts.

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ROUND 1 - Heun and Almeida both standing orthodox and fire inside kciks to one another. Almeida lands another. Off another attempt Heun lands a double leg, but Almeida reaches for a heel hook, then a knee bar, but Heun is defending. Almeida attempting a toe hold, but Heun is riding on top and escapes. In the scramble Almeida gets the takedown and now working from Heun's full rubber guard. Heun firing elbows from the bottom while holding Almeida with mission control. Referee Roberts stands them up. Hard inside leg kick from Heun, but Almeida lands small strikes of his own.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Almeida.

ROUND 2 - Heun opens the round with a leg kick and Almeida does the same. Almeida drives forward with punches as Heun kciks and the two clinch along the fence. Not a lot of action from the clinch until Almeida reverses position and drives  knee to the midsection of Heun. A hard right hand literally turns Heun and Almeida attempts to take his back. Off a knee from the clinch, Heun turns Almeida and drives him to the mat. Heun nearly gets elevator swept and then a tight armbar attempt from Almeida creates a few tense moments. Heun hanging on for dear life. He escapes and now has reverse back mount on Almeida.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Almeida.

ROUND 3 - Inside leg kick for Heun to start the round and Almeida returns the favor. Almeida driving forward with punches off of Heun's awkward strikes, neither landing significantly. Heun now gets a takedown, but Almeida spins for another armbar and again Heun is fighting it off. He escapes. Almeida passes to side control while Heun attempts more rubber guard action. Almeida slaps on an Anaconda choke, but amazingly Heun escapes. Heun on top in Almeida's guard firing punches.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Almeida and the fight 30-27 Almeida.

Strikeforce Overeem vs. Werdum results: Conor Heun defeats Magno Almeida by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

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Strikeforce Overeem Vs. Werdum Results: Nah-Shon Burrell Dominates Joe Ray For Two Of Three Rounds

The second fight of the night and of the HDNet broadcast at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum is Nah-Shon Burrell (179) vs. Joe Ray (180). This is a catchweight bout of 180lbs. The referee in change is Don Turnage.

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ROUND 1 - Both fighters open orthodox and trade short punches before Burrell lands a double leg slam off of the fence, now in half guard. Ray attempts a triangle from his back, but can't get it. Now he's shopping for a leg lock on Burrell, but he defends. Ray continuously hunting for submissions now trying for a kimura, but Burrell appears to be defending. Ray nearly gets it and then tries to transition to an armbar, but still can't get it. Burrell moves to side control, but it's loose and Ray recaptures half guard. Ray nearly lands an armbar, but Burrell escapes and delivers a few hammer fists. Ray is able to stand and is trying to avoid the takedown with a standing kimura, which he uses to transition to a belly-down armbar, but amazingly Burrell rotates over the top and escapes. Now working in Ray's guard.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Ray.

ROUND 2 - Left hook lands for Burrell to open the round. Outside leg kick response from Ray. Right hand lead lands hard for Burrell as does the left hook, then the double leg. Ray is in half guard looking for the kimura, rolls back down and now looking for a leg lock. Now Burrell is in side control, going from side to side along with a few hammerfists for good measure. Ray uses a leg ride to stand and nearly lands a single leg dump, but Burrell bases out and lands on top. A few more submission attempts to close out the round, this time with Burrell being much more dominant.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Burrell.

ROUND 3 - Burrell showing more movement and energy to start the round. Hard right hand from Burrell lands, plus a middle kick. Jab, reposition, left hook for Burrell lands. Left hook now for Burrell and another to the body. Ray overcommits on a punch and Burrell drives him to the mat. Ray uses an underhook to stand and the two clinch against the fence. Ray attempts an bodylock trip, but Burrell bases out and takes the top. Ray attempting a guillotine, but Burrell escapes, gets behind Ray and uses double underhooks once they stand to drive him back to the floor. After little ground and pound, the fighters stand.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Burrell and the fight 29-28 Burrell.

Strikeforce Overem vs. Werdum results: Nah-shon Burrell defeats Joe Ray by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

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Strikeforce Overeem Vs. Werdum Results: Isaac Vallie-Flagg Wins Controversial Split Decision Over Brian Melancon

The first fight of the night and on the HDNet broadcast at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum is Brian Melancon vs Isaac Vallie-Flagg. This is a welterweight fight, meaning 170lbs. This fight is the Strikeforce debut for both fighters. The referee in charge of the action is Don Turnage.

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ROUND 1- Melancon opens up early with powerful, albeit wild strikes. Vallie-Flagg drops to the ground, so Melancon follows him to the ground in side control. Melancon briefly had a mounted crucifix, but briefly took the back and now the mount in the scramble. Vallie-Flagg avoids trouble, but as the scramble continues Melnacon takes the back and Vallie-Flagg tries to base out. Melancon trying to lock up the bicep grip and then switches to the Gable Grip, but can't get the rear naked choke. Vallie-Flagg is able to stand and the two separate after a few strikes in the clinch. Overhand right from Melancon nearly ceipples Vallie-Flagg after a weak inside leg kick attempt. Both fighters appear winded and continue to commit to the attacks we've seen throughout the fight. A few missed flying knees from Vallie-Flagg.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Melancon.

ROUND 2 - Vallie-Flag opens with a double jab, overhand right combo that lands, but not with a ton of authority. The fighters clinch and Vallie-Flagg uses an outside trip against the fence, but Melancon pops right back up. Vallie-Flagg still pressing Melancon into the fence, occasionally unloading strikes or adjusting for a takedown attempt, but not getting much. Vallie-Flagg goes back to the double jab-overhand right combo and uses it to clinch. Melancon changes levels for a double, but can't get it. Vallie-Flagg attempts a single against the fence, but can't get it. The referee separates them. Hard uppercut from Melancon finds the mark. Vallie-Flagg lands two outside leg kicks, but eats a stiff jab. The round ends with both fighters clinch fighting.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Vallie-Flagg.

ROUND 3 -Outside leg kick by Vallie-Flagg, but he eats a short jab. Melancon changes levels with no set-up and drives a double back to the cage, but Vallie-Flagg stuffs it. Vallie-Flagg back to clinch fighting briefly before the two separate. Liver shot from Melancon and they're clinching again. Lateral drop from Melancon yanks Vallie-Flagg to the mat and in side control. Melancon stands back out after a scramble and they're back to clinching. Referee Turnage separates them. Both fighters are trading shots in the space, but the referee separates them again. Melancon gets a double in the center and takes the back with no hooks before the round ends.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Melancon and the fight 29-28 Melancon.

The judges call it 29-28 Melancon, 29-28 Vallie-Flagg, 29-28 Vallie-Flagg.

Strikeforce Overeem vs. Werdum results: Isaac Vallie-Flagg defeats Brian Melancon by split decision (29-28 Melancon, 29-28 Vallie-Flagg, 29-28 Vallie-Flagg).

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Strikeforce Overeem Vs. Werdum Results: Alistair Overeem Vs. Fabricio Werdum, Brett Rogers Vs. Josh Barnett And More

Join SB Nation MMA tonight at 8 p.m. ET as we bring you live results tonight from Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum. The event features two more bouts from the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix, including co-main event Brett Rogers vs. Josh Barnett and main event Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum. The event takes place at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas. The event will air on both North American and U.K. television.

The entire card is available for viewing. At 8 p.m. ET, HDNet will carry the preliminary card, which features several fights, mostly notably a lightweight battle between Justin Wilcox and Gesias 'JZ' Cavalcante. At 10 p.m. ET, Showtime will carry the main card live, which features the aforementioned tournament bouts as well as Daniel Cormier vs. Jeff Monson, K.J. Noons vs. Jorge Masvidal and others.

Be sure to follow SB Nation MMA (@SBNationMMA) on Twitter as well as Luke Thomas (@MMANation) and Nate Wilcox (@KidNate).


Strikeforce Interviews: Alistair Overeem | Josh Barnett | Daniel Cormier | Brett Rogers | K.J. Noons


We will also be carrying a duel stream tonight in addition to this results StoryStream providing up-to-the-minute coverage and analysis about how each fighter performed, what the results mean for the fighters or Strikeforce or the divisions they compete in and much more.

The Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum fight card is as follows:

Main Card (airing on Showtime at 10 p.m. ET):

Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum
Josh Barnett vs. Brett Rogers
Daniel Cormier vs. Jeff Monson
Chad Griggs vs. Valentijn Overeem
Jorge Masvidal vs. K.J. Noons

Preliminary Card (airing on HDNet at 8 p.m. ET):

Gesias Cavalcante vs Justin Wilcox Magno Almeida vs Conor Heun Brian Melancon vs Isaac Vallie-Flagg Mike Bronzoulis vs Todd Moore Nah-Shon Burrell vs Joe Ray

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