Strikeforce sets April date for Grand Prix

By Josh Gross

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The second quarterfinal leg of Strikeforce‘s World Grand Prix: Heavyweight Tournament will take place April 9 at a to-be-determined location.

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker confirmed the date to ESPN.com Thursday afternoon following the final press conference for a Jan. 29 Showtime-televised card at the HP Pavilion featuring the promotion’s welterweight and middleweight titles.

While venues in the U.S., Canada and Brazil remain in play for a card featuring Alistair Overeem against Fabricio Werdum, Josh Barnett versus Brett Rogers, and, Coker confirmed, the return of Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, Japan appears to be the front runner.

 

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