Two MMA legends Fedor Emelianenko and Dan Henderson will square off in the Strikeforce cage for what’s expected to be an explosive fight that could end early or go the distance in an all out war. Fedor was widely considered by many MMA experts as the best mixed martial arts fighter in the world until he suffered two back to back losses, he is looking to comeback and make a statement with a win over the always dangerous Dan Henderson.
Former UFC and PRIDE fighter Dan Henderson is the only MMA fighter to hold two titles in two difference weight divisions (welterweight and middleweight) concurrently when he fought under the Pride Fighting Championship banner. He currently holds the Strikeforce light-heavyweight title.
The co-headliner is a women’s Strikeforce bantamweight championship bout between champion Marloes Coenen and challenger Miesha Tate.
Official fight Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson main card
Heavyweight bout: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson
Women’s Bantamweight Championship bout: Marloes Coenen [Champ] vs. Miesha Tate
Middleweight bout: Robbie Lawler vs. Tim Kennedy
Welterweight bout: Paul Daley vs. Tyron Woodley
Welterweight bout: Scott Smith vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Strikeforce / M-1 Global presents: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson on Showtime. The event takes place on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois at 10:00 pm ET/ 7:00 pm PT. Watch the Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson replay on Showtime immediately after the original broadcast (check your local listings for channel and replay dates).