Josh Barnett vs. Nandor Guelmino
The first of two heavyweight matches kicks off next, as Josh Barnett (31-6) looks to get back on track against Nandor Guelmino (11-3-1). Barnett was defeated by Daniel Cormier last year in the finals of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. The referee will be Kevin Nix.
Round 1: Barnett shoots in, takes Guelmino down and is looking to end this one early on the mat. Barnett has been battling the flu, and appears in no mood to play around. Barnett working the body, drops down for a leg lock but Guelmino slips out and gets to his feet. Barnett takes Guelmino back to the mat and is working for an arm triangle, and gets it. That’s all for this one, and Barnett does his signature throat slash.
Josh Barnett def. Nandor Guelmino via submission (arm triangle choke) at 2:11 of Round 1