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Josh Barnett Takes the Win by a Submission, On the Way to Face Kharitonov

Written on June 20, 2011 by Lulu

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Josh Barnett secured a slot on the semifinals of Strikeforce's Heavyweight Grand Prix by submitting Brett Rogers on last Saturday night's tournament.

At the quarterfinal last Saturday in Dallas, advances to the semifinals by submitting his heavy handed opponent — . During the first round of the match, quickly closed the distance between them by a leg kick that elevated his opponent and slammed him to the ground. Then he mounted Brett Rogers and pound him several times. However, the latter was able to escape, though he was placed back to the ground again.

As the second round started, Josh Barnett launched a left hook to Brett Rogers’ head and went for a takedown. As the latter fell to the ground, the former quickly performed an arm triangle choke that forced Brett Rogers to tap out. As the match ends, Josh Barnett grabs the microphone from broadcaster – Gus Johnson – to address his audience. He talks about his upcoming matches, and said that he will surely defeat and annihilate those who will stand against him.

On the semifinals of the Heavyweight tournament, Josh Barnett is scheduled to face Sergei Kharitonov later this year.

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