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Top Five Reasons to Watch Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva

Written on February 11, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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While the Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva event is drawing near, some fans are still asking themselves -- what are the best reasons to check out this card? Fighting Insider got the answer for you.

On February 12, will hold its much anticipated “” event. The event will feature the first two bouts of the promotion’s : Fedor Emelianenko vs Antonio Silva and Andrei Arlovski vs Sergei Kharitonov. In addition to this, three reserve match-ups that boasts the up and coming heavyweight fighters of Strikeforce will fill the rest of the main card. And before anything else, Fighting Insider is giving you five Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva on Saturday.

What Valentijn Overeem has to offer

Being an older brother to Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion, Alistair Overeem, can be tough. Especially if Valentijn Overeem’s resume is filled with many ups and downs in the sport, as implied by his 28-25 record. Now that he is in Strikeforce, does he have anything left to offer? That would be interesting to find out.

The evolution of Shane Del Rosario

Shane Del Rosario is yet to be known in Strikeforce. However, he has the potential of becoming a major player in the promotion with his 10-0 record. And if Shane Del Rosario wins his upcoming match, fans might be talking more and more of him before the year is over.

The Andrei Arlovski vs Sergei Kharitonov brawl

Both Andrei Arlovski and Sergei Kharitonov are incredibly motivated to win this fight. The former aims to end his losing streak, while the latter is keen to fight in the mainstream MMA. And though marked as “dark horses”, their fight may become the most interesting and best fight of the night.

The Russian Emperor’s return

There is only one Fedor Emelianenko, and whether you love or hate him, he will remain as the Emperor. And his match against Antonio Silva will be very significant, as fans would wonder if the Emperor still have “it”. Can he rebound after such a deflating loss to Fabricio Werdum? The Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva event is every spectator’s chance to find out.

It’s the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix, people!

The event itself is a reason fans should watch it. Definitely, the upcoming Heavyweight Grand Prix is an important milestone for the promotion. This is Strikeforce’s largest step to becoming a viable alternative for UFC, as the show may set a standard for an entire year’s worth of fights and events.

So, there you have it — The five reasons to watch the upcoming Strikeforce: Fedor vs Silva on Saturday. Do you have other reasons why this event is a must-watch? Why not share it by leaving a comment?

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