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Daniel Cormier, right, won a five-round unanimous decision (Credit: Strikeforce/Esther Lin)

Daniel Cormier, right, won a five-round unanimous decision over Josh Barnett to win the Strikeforce Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. (May 19, 2012)

Strikeforce Grand Prix final

Daniel Cormier and Josh Barnett met in the final of the Strikeforce Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament in San Jose, Calif. (May 19, 2012)

Daniel Cormier, right, won a five-round unanimous decision
(Credit: Strikeforce/Esther Lin)

Daniel Cormier, right, won a five-round unanimous decision over Josh Barnett to win the Strikeforce Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. (May 19, 2012)

Daniel Cormier, standing, won a five-round unanimous decision
(Credit: Strikeforce/Esther Lin)

Daniel Cormier, standing, won a five-round unanimous decision over Josh Barnett to win the Strikeforce Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. (May 19, 2012)

Daniel Cormier, right, won a five-round unanimous decision
(Credit: Strikeforce/Esther Lin)

Daniel Cormier, right, won a five-round unanimous decision over Josh Barnett to win the Strikeforce Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. (May 19, 2012)

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Daniel Cormier, right, won a five-round unanimous decision
(Credit: Strikeforce/Esther Lin)

Daniel Cormier, right, won a five-round unanimous decision over Josh Barnett to win the Strikeforce Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. (May 19, 2012)

Gilbert Melendez, right, successfully defended his Strikeforce lightweight
(Credit: Strikeforce/Esther Lin)

Gilbert Melendez, right, successfully defended his Strikeforce lightweight title by winning a split decision against Josh Thomson in San Jose, Calif. Two judges scored it 48-47 for Melendez, and the third judge scored it 48-47 for Thomson. (May 19, 2012)

Gilbert Melendez, right, successfully defended his Strikeforce lightweight
(Credit: Strikeforce/Esther Lin)

Gilbert Melendez, right, successfully defended his Strikeforce lightweight title by winning a split decision against Josh Thomson in San Jose, Calif. Two judges scored it 48-47 for Melendez, and the third judge scored it 48-47 for Thomson. (May 19, 2012)

Gilbert Melendez successfully defended his Strikeforce lightweight title
(Credit: Strikeforce/Esther Lin)

Gilbert Melendez successfully defended his Strikeforce lightweight title by winning a split decision against Josh Thomson in San Jose, Calif. Two judges scored it 48-47 for Melendez, and the third judge scored it 48-47 for Thomson. (May 19, 2012)

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante,
(Credit: Strikeforce/Esther Lin)

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante, left, submitted Mike Kyle 33 seconds into the first round with a guillotine choke at Strikeforce in San Jose, Calif. (May 19, 2012)

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Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante,
(Credit: Strikeforce/Esther Lin)

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante, left, submitted Mike Kyle 33 seconds into the first round with a guillotine choke at Strikeforce in San Jose, Calif. (May 19, 2012)

Chris Spang, left, beat welterweight Nah-Shon Burrell by
(Credit: Strikeforce/Esther Lin)

Chris Spang, left, beat welterweight Nah-Shon Burrell by TKO 3:25 into the first round at Strikeforce in San Jose, Calif. (May 19, 2012)

Chris Spang beat welterweight Nah-Shon Burrell by TKO
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Chris Spang beat welterweight Nah-Shon Burrell by TKO 3:25 into the first round at Strikeforce in San Jose, Calif. (May 19, 2012)

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