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The Injury bug has bitten Charles Oliveira, “Do Bronx” out of UFC 166

Written on October 05, 2013 by Hector

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Do Bronx injured and out of his bout with Jeremy Larsen

Charles Oliveira will not be competing against Jeremy Larsen in UFC 166. His coach, Ericson Cardozo has disclosed to MMAfighting.com that the 23 year old Brazilian has strained his thigh muscle and will not be able to walk for three to four weeks. He also added that Oliveira will be possibly out for the rest of the year.

Charles Oliveira was initially schedule to face Estevan Payan, but Payan suffered a broken foot and was forced out of the card. He was replaced with Jeremy Larsen who is still looking for his first win in the octagon. Oliveira’s injury left him without an opponent with just 2 weeks remaining before the event.

Do Bronx has expressed his frustrations in an interview in MMA premium:

“I’m really sad because I knew how important this fight was and I know how ready I was for this,” said Oliveira.  “The doctors told me that I can’t even move or this injury can get worse.”

UFC 166 will take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on October 19, 2013. It will be headlined with the trilogy of Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos. The event will also feature a heavyweight showdown between Daniel Cormier and Roy Nelson.

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Frank Mir Pulls Out of Bout Versus Daniel Cormier Due to an Injury

Written on September 20, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Frank Mir was supposed to crossover from UFC to Strikeforce in his supposed to be heavyweigh fight versus Daniel Cormier

Former UFC champ, Frank Mir’s scheduled bout versus Daniel Cormier will no longer push through. The news was announced last Tuesday at the news show, Sports Rage. According to reliable sources, Mir has suffered from a knee injury, forcing him to withdraw from his scheduled fight.

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Dana White Wants Daniel Cormier to Drop Weight

Written on May 27, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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UFC President Dana White would like to see Daniel Cormier drop to 205-Lbs for his UFC debut.

UFC Dana White was asked about Strikeforce Grand Prix Tournament winner Daniel Cormier’s possible octagon debut at the post fight press conference of the recently concluded UFC 146 event and he had a lot of thing to say.

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Josh Barnett Breaks Left Hand, Tweets X-ray Image

Written on May 20, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Strikeforce heavyweight Josh Barnett lost to Daniel Cormier at last night's Grand Prix Final.

Strikeforce heavyweight Josh Barnett has lost to Daniel Cormier and broke his left hand in last night’s ‘Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier Grand Prix Heavyweight Final’ event.

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Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Finale Lineup Finalized

Written on May 09, 2012 by Markham Mencken

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The final lineup for Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Finale is out and will feature eight bouts, including a heavyweight bout between Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier.

Fighting Insider has the final lineup for The Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Finale that will take place on the 19th of May at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.

The main event will feature a heavyweight bout between Josh Barnett and Daniel Cornier. It will also feature lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez defending his title against his top contender Josh Thomson.

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Strikeforce Post-Fight: Josh Barnett Talks About Daniel Cormier

Written on September 12, 2011 by Lulu

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Josh Barnett talks about his win over Sergei Kharitonov and his upcoming match against Daniel Cormier for the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix.

Josh Barnett is now on his way to the finals of Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix, after submitting Sergei Kharitonov on the first round of their match. Now he is set to face former Olympian, Daniel Cormier, for the finals of the said tournament.

After his previous match, Josh Barnett talks about how he got the set up and the finish in the fight. Now with the finals set, he also has a goal of taking Daniel Cormier – a multi-time wrestling champion – down to the mat.

Check-out Josh Barnett’s exclusive interview courtesy of MMAweekly.com after the cut.

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Josh Thomson, Out of Strikeforce Bout with Maximo Blanco

Written on August 24, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Josh Thompson hurt himself within the past week, and tests revealed foot injury that left him unable to complete his training camp and compete.

Due to foot injury, Josh Thomson withdrew from his Strikeforce bout against Maximo Blanco this September 10. The Josh Thomson vs Maximo Blanco match was slated as a main card for the promotion’s upcoming event in Cincinnati that will feature Heavyweight Grand Prix fights. The said grand prix will feature a Josh Barnett vs Sergei Kharitonov and Antonio Silva vs Daniel Cormier matches.

Strikeforce officials could not immediately disclose whether they will seek a replacement for Josh Thomson against Maximo Blanco.

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Alistair Overeem Scrapped off from Grand Prix Semis

Written on July 19, 2011 by Lulu

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After winning over Fabricio Werdum at the Strikeforce's Heavyweight Grand Prix quarter final, Alistair Overeem was removed to the semifinal match.

Alistair Overeem said on MMA Hour that he may not be able to compete at the Strikeforce World Grand Prix semifinals this September. It is due to lack of preparation, following his vacation to nurse his injuries after he won over Fabricio Werdum for the Strikeforce World Grand Prix quarter finals. The announcement was made on Monday afternoon. However, UFC President – Dana White, who is a Zuffa co-owner – oversees the Strikeforce brand’s announcement that Alistair Overeem is out of the match.

But while other people said that it might be the end of his Strikeforce career, Dana White cleared that he is still employed to the company. Alistair Overeem also discussed the possibility of entering a boxing career in the near future to face one of the world champion, Klitschko brothers. Meanwhile, his return for MMA or boxing is still unknown, though he has a non-exclusive MMA deal that gives him the opportunity to fight overseas.

On the other hand, Daniel Cormier – who have a career stats of 8-0 – will replace him to face Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. The other semifinal match is between Sergei Kharitonov vs Josh Barnett.

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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, Jeff Monson, will face Daniel Cormier instead of Shane Del Rosario on Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix 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

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Strikeforce Shapes up June 18 Fight Card

Written on April 12, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Strikeforce is gearing up for their next Heavyweight Grand Prix as Daniel Cormier will duel with Shane del Rosario on June 18.

The fight card for Strikeforce Overeem vs Werdum is taking shape, as Daniel Cormier will lock horns with Shane del Rosario at the June 18 event. A light heavyweight title between Valentijn Overeem and Chad Griggs is also included in the card. In addition to this, the promotion’s women’s lightweight title contender – Gina Carano – will make her comeback against an opponent yet to be announced.

Daniel Cormier is coming from a unanimous decision victory over Devin Cole at Strikeforce Challengers 13 last January. Meanwhile, Shane del Rosario has not fought since submitting Lavar Johnson with a first-round arm bar at the Fedor vs Silva event last February.

The Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix will resume on June 18, as reigning champion Alistair Overeem takes on Frabricio Werdum and Josh Barnett meets Brett Rogers. The event will kick off at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas.

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