Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier

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Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier
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A poster or logo for Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier.
Information
Promotion Strikeforce
Date May 19, 2012
Venue HP Pavilion
City San Jose, California, United States
Attendance 5,413
Total gate $226,005
Event chronology
Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy

Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier was a mixed martial arts event held by Strikeforce. It took place on May 19, 2012 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.[1][2]

Background[edit]

Nate Marquardt was expected to fight Tyron Woodley at this event for the vacant Strikeforce Welterweight Championship.[3] It instead took place at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy, where Marquardt won the title by fourth round knockout.

Results[edit]

Main card (Showtime)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Daniel Cormier def. Josh Barnett Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 50–45, 50–45) 5 5:00 [a]
Lightweight Gilbert Melendez (c) def. Josh Thomson Decision (split) (47–48, 48–47, 48–47) 5 5:00 [b]
Light Heavyweight Rafael Cavalcante def. Mike Kyle Submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:33 [c]
Welterweight Chris Spång def. Nah-Shon Burrell TKO (knees) 1 3:25
Preliminary card (Showtime Extreme)
Lightweight Isaac Vallie-Flagg def. Gesias Cavalcante Decision (split) (29–28, 29–28, 28–29) 3 5:00
Lightweight Bobby Green def. James Terry Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Quinn Mulhern def. Yuri Villefort Decision (split) (30–27, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Gian Villante def. Derrick Mehmen Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Guto Inocente def. Virgil Zwicker Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
  1. ^ The Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix final.
  2. ^ For the Lightweight Championship.
  3. ^ Cavalcante subsequently tested positive for stanozolol in a post-fight drug test and the NSAC ruled the bout a No Contest.


Heavyweight Grand Prix Bracket[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
       
 Fedor Emelianenko  RD 2
 Antônio Silva  TKO  
 Antônio Silva  RD 1
     Daniel Cormier**  KO  
 Alistair Overeem  RD 3
 Fabrício Werdum  UD  
 Daniel Cormier  RD 5
   
   Josh Barnett  UD
 Andrei Arlovski  RD 1
 Sergei Kharitonov  KO  
 Sergei Kharitonov  RD 1
     Josh Barnett  SUB  
 Josh Barnett  RD 2
 Brett Rogers  SUB  
 

** = Replacement

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