- 31-6 MMA / 2-1 Strikeforce Record
- Won 8 of Last 9 Fights
- Notable Wins: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Mark Hunt, Sergei Kharitonov
- 11-3-1 MMA / Strikeforce Debut
- 7 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Emil Zahariev
January 12th, 2013
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Former UFC heavyweight champion, Josh Barnett had a eight-fight win streak snapped in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix finale, losing a unanimous decision to Daniel Cormier in May of this year. To reach the finals, Barnett earned back-to-back submission victories over Brett Rogers and Sergei Kharitonov.
Nandor Guelmino makes his United States debut on the heels of a seven-fight win streak amassed on the European regional MMA circuit. Most recently, Guelmino got his biggest win of his career, earning a unanimous decision over Emil Zahariev at a World Free Fight Challenge event in Slovenia.