In the co-main event at Strikeforce: Dallas on Saturday night at the American Airlines Center, the first of the two Heavyweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal bouts took place. The first one involved Josh Barnett and Brett Rogers while the second one was between Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum.
Overeem would take the main event with an unanimous decision while Barnett submitted Rogers via an arm triangle choke at 1:17 of round two. Overeem moves on to the semifinals where he’ll take on Antonio Silva.
For Barnett, he’ll get a matchup with Sergei Kharitonov, a bout he talked about in his post-fight interview below along with the highlights of his bout.