With UFC dissolving the STRIKEFORCE Heavyweight division, Lavar Johnson (@LavarJohnson) (16-5 MMA, 3-2 SF, 1-0 UFC) made his UFC debut at UFC on FOX 2 on January 28th. Johnson, who was riding a two fighting losing skid in STRIKEFORCE, upon his transfer to the UFC made a huge splash in doing the near impossible by knocking out the very tough chinned, Joey Beltran with a series of uppercuts. Johnson returns to the octagon on May 5th at UFC on FOX 3 at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Johnson clashes with prolific kickboxer Pat Berry in a Heavyweight strikers match on one of the three televised bouts.
After replacing Alistair Overeem, undefeated Heavyweight prospect Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) (9-0MMA, 6-0 SF) shocked the world with a first round knockout of Antonio Silva in the STRIKEFORCE World Heavyweight Grand Prix semifinals. The NCAA Division 1 and Olympic wrestler will be facing Josh Barnett on May 19th at STRIKEFORCE 40 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California to determine the STRIKEFORCE Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion.
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