Courtesy of Strikeforce, Strikeforce.com
In the main event of the evening, MMA fans around the world finally get to witness the superfight between Dan Henderson and Fedor Emelianenko.
These two have been in both PRIDE and Strikeforce together, but have never crossed paths before. Originally, this was rumored to be a light heavyweight bout, but it will be taking place at heavyweight.
There's not much to say about either Fedor or Hendo that hasn't been said already. They've both have had storied careers and have consistently been ranked amongst the best in the world for the last decade.
Still, Henderson's stock is high right now, going 5-1 in his last six bouts including knockouts of Michael Bisping, Renato Sobral, and Rafael Cavalcante to win the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship.
Fedor, on the other hand, has reached a low point, coming off of back-to-back losses for the first time in his career. While losses to top heavyweights in Fabricio Werdum and Antonio Silva are no reason to question an entire career of greatness, there is some concern that is losing a step as he ages and that he is too small for his weight class.
That's what makes this fight so interesting. Fedor will actually hold a size advantage for the first time since his win over Matt Lindland in 2007.
Despite Fedor's recent losses, I still think he has the ability to hang with the best in the world, which is why I believe he should cut to 205 pounds. Both of these veterans are dangerous on the feet, but I think Fedor has the advantage on the ground, therefore I'll take Fedor Emelianenko by decision.