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Strikeforce’s next event keeps getting better

Strikeforce has just announced two more pretty sweet fights for their “Strikeforce: Hey, Remember That Heavyweight Grand Prix Thing We Started In February? This Is Part Two” event. First off, Gesias Cavalcante (also known as JZ Calvan in Japan for no obvious reason) will be fighting Justin Wilcox, which is great considering up until this point JZ couldn’t get in a fight if he spent a day in Stockton with a bullhorn calling people faggots. Then there’s KJ Noons and his hair taking on Jorge Masvidal and his superior ground game.

Pretty solid stuff, but this card is starting to sound pretty packed. We’re used to Showtime giving us four fights per televised portion and that’s it. With these two fights, this card is already up to seven fights worthy of main card status:

  • Alistair Overeem vs Fabricio Werdum
  • Josh Barnett vs Brett Rogers
  • Gina Carano vs Sarah D’Alelio
  • Daniel Cormier vs Jeff Monson
  • Chad Griggs vs Valentijn Overeem
  • Jorge Masvidal vs K.J. Noons
  • Gesias Cavalcante vs Justin Wilcox

Could it be that Strikeforce’s past tradition of farming the undercard out to local fighters is over? While it will suck if Showtime continues it’s quest to ‘be different’ and show as few fights as is possible, more great fights happening is always good news. Especially when it means burning through all those existing contracts so fighters can be shuttled over to the main fight organization everyone wants to see them in.

  • CAP

    Damn they keep stacking this card!  Sounds like Zuffa is in control and it shows.

  • iamphoenix

    fuck yes.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    This look like a fun night of fights if it goes off.

    Barnett is actually licensed to fight somewhere?

  • frickshun

    I am totes supporting this event by streaming it via pirated feed!!

  • FiveBoltMain

    DJ, they’re fighting in Texas. Texas doesn’t care if you’re a juice monkey as long as they get paid.

  • DJ ThunderElbows


  • frickshun

    Butters knows more ’bout MMA than DJ. Film @ 11!!

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    I’d be blown away too, but I probably just blocked-out the possibility of Zuffa letting this go on in an unsanctioned state like I blocked out all the ways I was touched by your mom while I was in high school.

    Maybe they’ll put Chael on this card too?