Daniel Cormier has just claimed the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix championship following a hard fought five round decision victory over Josh Barnett.

Showing much improved striking, Cormier largely used his striking, mixed with a small amount of wrestling, to dominate the former UFC heavyweight champion en route to scores of 49-46, 50-45, and 50-45.

With this win, Cormier improves to 10-0, and becomes the final Strikeforce heavyweight champion.