The opening bout of the Strikeforce Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov event is a lightweight (155lbs) bout between rising prospect Maximo Blanco and respected but not quite elite veteran Pat Healy. Healy is coming in as a late replacement for the injured Josh Thomson. According to current Bodog odds, Blanco is a slight favorite (-135) over Healy (+105).
VIDEO: Maximo Blanco Vs. Pat Healy Strikeforce Preview
Maximo Blanco vs. Pat Healy at Strikeforce's semifinals on Showtime tonight promises to answer important questions about both fighters status and potential.