In addition to UFC on Fox 3, UFC on Fuel 3, and UFC 146, the month will also feature the long overdue conclusion to the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. At Strikeforce 40 on May 19, tournament finalists Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier will meet in the cage to conclude what began last summer.
Having defeated Brett Rogers and Sergei Kharitonov to advance to the finals, the seasoned Barnett (31-5) is now tasked with defeating an undefeated former Olympic wrestler to take the tournament.
Cormier (9-0), got his big break when he was called in as a tournament alternate to take on Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. The American Kickboxing Academy representative knocked out Bigfoot with ease and is now poised to parlay a win over Barnett into a career with the UFC.
Strikeforce 40 will take place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.