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Jeff Monson to Knock Daniel Cormier at Strikeforce Grand Prix

Written on May 17, 2011 by Alvin Guerro

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Jeff Monson will show his fighting prowess against Daniel Cormier, as their bout will be part of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix : Overeem vs. Werdum.

Heavyweight, , will face instead of Shane Del Rosario on due to a car accident last month.

Jeff Monson, 40, was undefeated in his last eight fights. He is considered as Tim Sylvia’s tough competitor in the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 65 last November 2006. An American Top Team member, Jeff Monson was able to win over Tim Sylvia because of his height and reach advantage.

On the other hand, Daniel Cormier is a graduate of American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose and is part of the US Olympic wrestling team in 2008. Following his debut at Strikeforce in September 2009, has won his latest fight against Devin Cole at Challengers 13 last January via unanimous decision

Meanwhile, Alistair Overeem will face Fabricio Werdum and Josh Barnett will fight against Brett Rogers in the Strikeforce’s remaining Heavyweight Grand Prix quarterfinal bouts. Valentijn Overeem vs. Chad Griggs, Gina Carano vs. Sarah D’Alelio, vs. Jorge Masvidal and Gesias Cavalcante vs. Justin Wilcox will also be featured in the event.

The forthcoming Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix will kick off on June 18 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

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