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Strikeforce Fedor vs Silva picks

Strikeforce and M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Silva

Date: Feb 12, 2011

Location: East Rutherford, N.J.
Venue: IZOD Center
Broadcast: Showtime and HDNet

Strikeforce betting odds from BetUS

MAIN CARD (Showtime)

  • Fedor Emelianenko -500 vs. Antonio Silva (heavyweight-tournament quarterfinals) +300
  • Andrei Arlovski -120 vs. Sergei Kharitonov (heavyweight-tournament quarterfinals) -120
  • Shane Del Rosario vs. Lavar Johnson (heavyweight-tournament reserve fight)
  • Valentijn Overeem vs. Ray Sefo (heavyweight-tournament reserve fight)
  • Chad Griggs vs. Gian Villante (heavyweight-tournament reserve fight)

PRELIMINARY CARD (HDNet)

  • Igor Gracie vs. John Salgado
  • Marc Stevens vs. John Cholish
  • Josh LaBerge vs. Anthony Leone*
  • Jason McLean vs. Kevin Roddy*

The first round of the Strikeforce Heavyweight grand prix tournament begins.  Though there isn’t much on this card so far other than the 2 tournament fights, tournaments are still exciting nonetheless.  Here is the complete Strikeforce World Grand Prix Heavyweight tournament bracket.

It would be cool if a betting site had a bracket style pickem wager, but so far I have not found any yet.  There are a few sites that have odds for winning the tournament.  Though I would not recommend betting on this, as there is no indication on how long this tournament will actually run for, and if it will actually finish at all.  Overall the bracket does not seem very well thought out, arguably you can say that the top 4 fighters are on the left side.    Fedor, Overeem, and Werdum should definately be ranked 1-3 and one of these fighters should definately be on the other side.  As is I’m betting on seeing Barnett vs Overeem in the finals, with Overeem winning in a cake walk in the final to become the Strikeforce M1 Global World Grand Prix Champion

Fedor should hopefully have no problem with the much slower Antonio Silva.  Once Fedor takes him down it should be good night for the big foot.  Theres probably not a more unevenly matched fight in this tournament even though Silva is a good fighter.

On the flip side the other grand prix fight is one of the most even fights as the odds suggest.  Andrei Arlovski still has a glass chin and Sergei Kharitonov can definately bang with the best of them.  The Pitbull can surprise people though but I think the toughness of Sergei will conquer in the end.

Bet on Strikeforce Grand Prix at BetUS

For reference here are the odds to win the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix from Bookmaker.com

Fedor Emelianenko +170

Alistair Overeem +180

Josh Barnett +350

Andrei Arlovski +950

Fabricio Werdum +1200

Antonio Silva +1800

Sergei Kharitonov +2000

Brett Rogers +2200

Reserve fighters

Shane Del Rosario +3200

Valentijn Overeem +3500

Lavar Johnson +4000

Ray Levo +5200

Any Fighter Not Listed +3500

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