The co-main event of the evening on Showtime for Strikeforce Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov is Daniel Cormier vs. Antonio Silva. This is a heavyweight fight and one-half of the semifinal for the grand prix. The referee in charge of the action is Greg Franklin.
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ROUND 1 - Both fighters come out orthodox. Cormier lands an outside leg kick and nearly gets put on his back as Bigfoot charges. A right hand from Cormier drops Bigfoot hard. Cormier backs out and Bigfoot stands. Lefthand from Cormier rocks Bigfoot again. And a right hand. Middle kick from Bigfoot lands, but Cormier kicks out the support leg and puts Bigfoot on his back. Bigfoot now doing the stalking. Right hand uppercut drops Bigfoot again. One more hammerfist and it's a wrap.
Strikeforce results: Daniel Cormier defeats Antonio Silva by KO at of 3:56 round 1.
Daniel Cormier advances to the finals of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix.