Fedor Vs Silva

February 12, 2011 by staff 

Fedor Vs Silva, Strikeforce Heavyweight World Grand Prix is the most ambitious promotion to date, corresponding to eight top heavyweights in the world of mixed martial arts in a tournament format. The Grand Prix kicks off Saturday night with two episodes quarterfinals at Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ

Fedor Emelianenko faces Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the main event. The event co-main features Andrei Arlovski fight against Sergei Kharitonov. The two episodes are the quarterfinals in the tournament.

Emelianenko returns to action for the first time since he suffered a loss to Fabricio Werdum last year, but he is not trying to come to any potential return game. It was a dangerous opponent in front of him, and he focused on Antonio Silva.

Antonio Silva is a very serious opponent, and it belongs in the top ten fighters. He has knockout punch very hard, so it is a great fighter, “said Emelianenko.

Silva was charged for a long fight with Emelianenko, and now he starts to do his will.

“I’m very excited about this fight because Fedor a legend,” said Silva. “For me, No. 1 Fedor in the world, and I’m training a lot. I’m ready for this fight.”

Main Bouts (Showtime):
Fedor Emelianenko- (230) vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (264)
-Andrei Arlovski (242) vs. Sergei Kharitonov (250)
-Shane Del Rosario (248) vs. Lavar Johnson (243)
Griggs and Chad (229) vs. Gian Villante (227)
Valentijn Overeem- (239) vs Ray Sefo (249)

Preliminary Bouts (on HDNet):
John Cholish (155.75) vs. Marc Stevens (156.5) *
-Igor Gracie (170.75) vs. John Salgado (170)
Oropeza-Sam (169.75) vs. Don Carlo-Clauss (170.5)
Anthony Leone (146.2) vs. Josh Laberge (145.75) **
-Kevin Roddy (145.75) vs. Jason McLean (145.5)

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