Strikeforce results: Daniel Cormier vs Josh Barnett event recap from San Jose

May 19, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; Josh Barnett (right) fights Daniel Cormier (left) during the heavyweight tournament final bout of the Strikeforce World Grand Prix at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Strikeforce returned to Showtime this past Saturday night (May 19, 2012) from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, featuring Daniel Cormier dominating Josh Barnett over five rounds and 25 minutes to become the heavyweight grand prix tournament champion.

It's just too bad both guys suffered broken hands in the process.

Gilbert Melendez brought an end to his rivalry with Josh Thomson by winning the rubber match via split decision and successfully defending his lightweight championship. It didn't come without controversy, however, as the judges decision was roundly booed by fans at the arena and panned by those at home.

Other action on the card saw Rafael Cavalcante knock Mike Kyle's block off before submitting him in just 33 seconds while Chris Spang stopped Nah-Shon Burrell in the first round.

In case you missed any of the bone crunching action -- or just want to relive it -- below are links to all the major storylines borne from Saturday night's event.

Strikeforce: "Barnett vs. Cormier"

Results and live fight coverage

Recap and morning after discussion

Post-fight press conference

Event photos gallery

Daniel Cormier vs. Josh Barnett full fight video highlights

Fight recap: Rafael Cavalcante submits Mike Kyle

Fight recap: Gilbert Melendez takes split decision over Josh Thomson

Fight recap: Daniel Cormier wins the heavyweight grand prix with dominant decision over Josh Barnett

Fight review and analysis: Gilbert Melendez vs. Josh Thomson

Fight review and analysis: Daniel Cormier vs. Josh Barnett

Strikeforce post-fight fallout

Event report card

Big winners and lowly losers

What's next for Daniel Cormier and Gilbert Melendez

Photo: The completed Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix tournament bracket

The Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix was marred with problems but the tournament came to a fulfilling end

It only gets worse from here for Daniel Cormier's opponents

Daniel Cormier becomes a star with dominant win over Josh Barnett

Take a look at the gnarly x-ray of Josh Barnett's broken hand

The Fight Metric report agreed with the judges that Gilbert Melendez defeated Josh Thomson

In close defeat to Gilbert Melendez, Josh Thomson was a class act

Time to say good riddance to Mike Kyle after loss to Rafael Cavalcante

And there you have it, my friends. What do you think was the biggest story coming out of the Strikeforce: "Barnett vs. Cormier" event?

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