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.
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]


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.


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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