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Video: Behind The Scenes Of The Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix

Strikeforce created quite a buzz this year with announcement that the promotion would be holding an eight-man heavyweight tournament throughout 2011, with the eventual winner to be awarded a belt separate from the promotion’s heavyweight championship title, much in the fashion of the now-defunct PRIDE Fighting Championships.

Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem will be participating in the tournament however, along with Fedor Emelianenko, Fabricio Werdum, Antonio Silva, Josh Barnett, Sergei Kharitonov, and Brett Rogers. The first bouts of the tournament will pit Emelianenko against Silva, and Arlovski against Kharitonov; the four men will square off this February 12th at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Check out the below video for a behind the scenes look at the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix.