MMAFrenzy.com will have live results from tonight’s “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva” event starting at 10pm ET as Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, Andrei Arlovski vs. Sergei Kharitonov, and a trio of reserve bouts kick off Strikeforce’s heavyweight grand prix.
Check out live “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva” results below, discuss the fights in the comments, and stop back after the Showtime-televised card for complete post-fight coverage.
STRIKEFORCE LIVE RESULTS
- Antonio Silva def. Fedor Emelianenko via TKO (doctor stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00 (heavyweight GP quarterfinal)
- Sergei Kharitonov def. Andrei Arlovski via KO (punches) – Round 1, 2:49 (heavyweight GP quarterfinal)
- Shane Del Rosario def. Lavar Johnson via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:31 (heavyweight GP reserve)
- Chad Griggs def. Gian Villante via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:49 (heavyweight GP reserve)
- Valentijn Overeem def. Ray Sefo via submission (neck crank) – Round 1, 1:37 (heavyweight GP reserve)
STRIKEFORCE LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY
ANDREI ARLOVSKI VS. SERGEI KHARITONOV
Round 1 – Kharitonov rushes to control the center of the cage, but Arlovski gets off to a strong start connecting from the outside. They trade uppercuts in a clinch, then Arlovski fires kicks with his back to the fence. Kharitonov finds a home for the jab, but Arlovski avoids the bigger punches and counters. Kharitonov hurts Arlovski with a combination against the fence and keeps firing punches until Arlovski is out cold.
Sergei Kharitonov def. Andrei Arlovski via KO (punches) – Round 1, 2:49
FEDOR EMELIANENKO VS. ANTONIO SILVA
Round 1 – Fedor and Silva meet in the center of the cage and Bigfoot opens the action with leg kicks. Fedor starts with an overhand right and continues with wild punch, but Silva avoids most. Fedor winds up and looks for an opening, but Silva clinches. They stall, and Fedor throws punches on the restart but Silva clinches again. Silva blasts Redor, but Emelianenko stays right in the action. Silva clinches again, but it’s Fedor who grabs a guillotine. Silva slips out as they fall to the ground and Fedor jumps into guard, drops some punches, then gets to half guard. Silva escapes back to his feet and connects with some punches that bloodies Fedor’s nose before clinching again. A flurry of punches from Silva and Fedor before Silva takes Fedor down before the round ends. MMAFrenzy.com scores the first for Silva 10-9.
Round 2 – Silva scores a takedown to start the second and lands in half guard. Silva postures up for some punches, but Fedor is able to avoid most. Silva passes to side control, then slides into mount. After some ground and pound, Fedor gives up his back, but quickly rolls back. More ground and pound from Silva, then he tries a side choke, but Fedor miraculously survives and gets back to half guard. Silva has slowed, but drops for a knee bar late. Fedor counters with a foot lock in the final seconds, but Silva is in no trouble and waits for the bell.
Between rounds, the fight is stopped with Fedor’s right eye swollen shut and Antonio Silva is your winner.
Antonio Silva def. Fedor Emelianenko via TKO (doctor stoppage) – Round 2, 5:00