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Fedor Emelianenko vs Dan Henderson, All Set!

Written on May 04, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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A Strikeforce superfight matching Fedor Emelianenko to Dan Henderson is all set for July 30. Will The Last Emperor be able to reclaim his throne?

Former heavyweight champion, , will officially meet Dan Henderson on a card set for July 30. No exact venue has been announced yet, but back-fence talks are pointing at the Chicago area. The vs match, which will air on Showtime, will mark M-1 Global and Zuffa’s joint force for an event.

Strikeforce’s light heavyweight champion – Dan Henderson – expressed his interest to challenge Fedor Emelianenko, following his victory over Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante last March 5. Last April, a representative from the top ranked heavyweight fighter’s camp announced that The Last Emperor would agree to fight Dan Henderson. As for the bout’s contracted weight limit, the current light heavyweight king pointed out that a cap in a neighborhood 220 pounds is unnecessary for Fedor Emelianenko.

Details are still being finalized, but sources close to the event say that the deal has been agreed to and will be completed in a few days.

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