Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum Highlights VideoPosted on June 19, 2011, 02:52 PM by Anton Gurevich
Strikeforce Overeem vs. Werdum took place last night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, with no less than four Heavyweight bouts on the card. The event was headlined by Alistair Overeem's Unanimous Decision victory in a controversial encounter against Fabricio Werdum, as Josh Barnett choked out Brett Rogers in the co-main event.
According to MMAJunkie.com, 7,639 fans attended the event for a $543,060 live gate.
Main card (Showtime)
- Overeem defeated Werdum via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) .
- Barnett defeated Rogers via submission (arm triangle choke) at 1:17 of round 2.
- Lightweight bout: K.J. Noons vs. Jorge Masvidal
- Masvidal defeated Noons via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
- Cormier defeated Monson via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
- Griggs defeated Overeem via TKO (strikes) at 2:08 of round 1. Overeem appeared to have tapped out, but the official announcement concluded it was a TKO victory.
Preliminary Card (HDNet)
- Wilcox and Cavalcante fought to a no decision following an accidental eye poke at 0:31 in round 2.
- Lightweight bout: Conor Heun vs. Magno Almeida
- Heun defeated Almeida via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
- Catchweight bout (180 lb): Nah-Shon Burrell vs. Joe Ray
- Burrell defeated Ray via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
- Catchweight bout (175 lb): Brian Melancon vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg
- Vallie-Flagg defeated Melancon via split decision (28–29, 29–28, 29–28).