The most ambitious tournament in Strikeforce history is only hours away with the start of Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva.
There will be two quarterfinal matches tonight (Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio Silva, and Andrei Arlovski vs. Sergei Kharitonov) and two more quarterfinal matches at the April 9 event (Fabricio Werdum vs. Alistair Overeem, and Brett Rogers vs. Josh Barnett).
Going into the tournament there are three guys who stand out above the rest: Fedor, Overeem and Werdum. Those three men are by far the three best heavyweight fighters in Strikeforce, and three of the top heavyweight fighters in the world.
There is one man among that group who should stand out as the clear favorite going into this tournament, and that man is Fabricio Werdum.
Some cases can be made for Fedor and Overeem, but no one presents a stronger case than Werdum. He has really elevated his game in the last three years.
Here are five reasons why Werdum will win the Strikeforce heavyweight tournament.