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Fight Video Roundup: All 12 Previous Meetings Between Strikeforce Heavyweight GP Participants [UPDATED]


(Remember when Sergei Kharitonov sent Alistair Overeem‘s lifeless body through the ropes at K-1 Hero’s 10? No? Then you really need to watch these videos…)

In our excitement for Strikeforce’s potentially insane heavyweight tournament, one point seems to be getting lost in the narrative — namely, that these guys have already fought each other many, many times before. Five of the eight competitors (Werdum, Arlovski, Overeem, Emelianenko, Rogers) have previously faced at least three other fighters in the tournament field. Fabricio Werdum has actually fought everyone except Brett Rogers and Josh Barnett, and only Barnett himself has managed to go his entire career without bumping up against anybody else in this year’s bracket.

All told, there’s eleven twelve fights worth of shared history among the Strikeforce HWGP competitors, dating back over five years. To help you study for the quarterfinals next month, we’ve posted them all below in chronological order…

UPDATE: We originally forgot to include Fabricio Werdum’s decision win over Antonio Silva. So actually, there have been 12 previous meetings, not 11. The video has now been added. 


(Sergei Kharitonov def. Fabricio Werdum via split decision; PRIDE 30, 10/23/05)


(Alistair Overeem def. Sergei Kharitonov via TKO, 5:13 of round 1; PRIDE 31, 2/26/06)




(Fabricio Werdum def. Alistair Overeem via submission [kimura], 3:43 of round 2; PRIDE Total Elimination Absolute, 5/5/06)


(Andrei Arlovski def. Fabricio Werdum via unanimous decision; UFC 70, 4/21/07)


(Sergei Kharitonov def. Alistair Overeem via KO, 4:21 of round 1; K-1 Hero’s 10, 9/17/07)


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(Fedor Emelianenko def. Andrei Arlovski via KO, 3:14 of round 1; Affliction: Day of Reckoning, 1/24/09)


(Brett Rogers def. Andrei Arlovski via KO, 0:22 of round 1; Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields, 6/9/09)


(Fedor Emelianenko def. Brett Rogers via TKO, 1:48 of round 2; Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers, 11/7/09)



(Fabricio Werdum def. Antonio Silva via unanimous decision; Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers, 11/7/09)


(Alistair Overeem def. Brett Rogers via TKO, 3:40 of round 1; Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery, 5/15/10)



(Antonio Silva def. Andrei Arlovski via unanimous decisionStrikeforce: Heavy Artillery, 5/15/10)


(Fabricio Werdum def. Fedor Emelianenko via submission [triangle/armbar], 1:09 of round 1; Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum, 6/26/10)

Overall records of fighters in the Strikeforce heavyweight tournament, against other tournament participants:
Fabricio Werdum: 3-2
Andrei Arlovski: 1-3
Alistair Overeem: 2-2
Fedor Emelianenko: 2-1
Sergei Kharitonov: 2-1
Brett Rogers: 1-2
Antonio Silva: 1-1
Josh Barnett: 0-0

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KINGMADE- January 11, 2011 at 2:09 am
the reem seems to go over seas after every fight here... i think it is because of the juice... but who am i. He will never be in the ufc .
Organ Donor- January 10, 2011 at 11:00 pm
Anyone know the history of Fedor working with Alisteroids on his ground and pound, in preparation for Overeem's fight against Fedor's ex-teammate? (as mentioned by the announcers during their first fight).

Interesting that Fedor would work against a fellow Russian. I always thought he was the upstanding nationalist type.

Kharitonov could be a sleeper in this tourney. He's got a much easier road to the finals, wins over Overeem and Werdum, and a BONE to pick with Fedor. Damn-yo!

Crazy story lines developing.
NinjaNerd8- January 10, 2011 at 7:10 pm
Overeem was doing well vs Kharitonov... then he got touched and seemed to crumble. Overeem's a different human being these days. It will be interesting to see what happens this time, if they meet.
Rikers- January 10, 2011 at 6:57 pm
Dear Dizzle White,

Just fuckin sign the Reem already!!!

Art Gibs- January 10, 2011 at 3:44 pm
Yeah nice work. GOOD GOD I want to see Overeem in the UFC. Should we start a letter-writing campaign to DW?
RwilsonR- January 10, 2011 at 3:36 pm
Great post CP! Was this you, MRuss? Nice work to whoever compiled this.
KarmaAteMyCat- January 10, 2011 at 3:08 pm
Interesting none of these fights accept Werdrum and Overreem excites.

Good day.
rearnakedchickenchoke- January 10, 2011 at 2:22 pm
lol @fried taco. nice one.
ben- January 10, 2011 at 2:05 pm
 @ strutter: Thanks for the heads-up!
BryanF- January 10, 2011 at 1:50 pm
Really great post. Good work CP!

See, not all of us are out to call you liberal, commie, douchebags.
Jugger- January 10, 2011 at 1:34 pm
It's articles (and links to pirated videos) like this that keep me coming back to CP in spite of the recent spate of horrible writing.

Well played, sirs. This will get me through till bean time.
mynameisalsoben- January 10, 2011 at 1:26 pm
Yeah you forgot Werdum vs Bigfoot. Nice roundup though
Bill Jackson- January 10, 2011 at 1:22 pm
Was just going to say that, strutter. That makes 12.
ccman- January 10, 2011 at 1:22 pm
I guess mentioning barnett has not "bumped into anyone in the tournment" has more to do with juicing than matchmaking is kinda moot.

Though affliction would argue
strutter051085- January 10, 2011 at 1:07 pm
You forgot about Silva vs Werdum. Silva should be 1-1.
ccman- January 10, 2011 at 1:04 pm
A. These are pros. If I want wild striking I will go to a bar.

B. All this research (see youtube searches) andcompilation of data (see adding video links) my conclussion remains this is a more elaborate sheilds vs hendo.... get belt outta reems hands before dw gets him.. though if he loses dw don't want him. Damn you catch 22's. Damn you to ontario. Ca.
GILL-uh-TEEN- January 10, 2011 at 12:50 pm
The wild striking in the second Reem vs Kharitonov fight is something I haven't seen in the UFC HW division in a long time.
Null Kuhl- January 10, 2011 at 12:49 pm
Hahahahahahaha! Fried Taco wins comment of the week! Nay - comment of the year!
Fried Taco- January 10, 2011 at 12:37 pm
So by taking all these numbers and putting them into a very complicated algorithm, I came up with the winner: Chad Griggs.
Kid Clam Curtains- January 10, 2011 at 12:32 pm
Thanks for taking the time to put this together. Best post evah.
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