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.