For fans of mixed martial arts, this past week has been a slow crawl of steadily rising anticipation for tonight's "Overeem vs. Werdum" event, going down at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
The Showtime televised event will feature the second leg of the promotion's heavyweight tournament, including match-ups that pit Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem against the jiu-jitsu stylings of Fabricio Werdum.
Also looking to make his way into the semifinals is former PRIDE star Josh Barnett when he takes on the hard-hitting Brett Rogers while Chad Griggs continues his unlikely run opposite Valentijn Overeem.
It's been a flurry of non-stop news, analysis, quotes, predictions and previews for the past week and it's certainly understandable if you missed out on a few stories.
But don't worry, Maniacs, we've got you covered.
In cased you missed any or all of it — or just want to keep the discussion alive — below are links to all the major storylines heading into tonight's broadcast.
In we go:
Strikeforce: "Overeem vs. Werdum"
Fight card and line-up
Results and live fight coverage
"Overeem vs. Werdum" predictions and previews:
Predictions from the man himself, Nostradumbass
Fight preview: Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum
Fight preview: Josh Barnett vs. Brett Rogers
Fight preview: Daniel Cormier vs. Jeff Monson
Fight preview: KJ Noons vs. Jorge Masvidal
Fight preview: Valentijn Overeem vs. Chad Griggs
Fight card: Dark horse Jorge Masvidal looks to get in title chase with win over KJ Noons
Fight card: The young lion Daniel Cormier takes on the old guard Jeff Monson
"Overeem vs. Werdum" weigh-ins:
Weigh-in photos gallery
"Overeem vs. Werdum" odds:
Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum
Josh Barnett vs. Brett Rogers
Daniel Cormier vs. Jeff Monson
KJ Noons vs. Jorge Masvidal
Chad Griggs vs. Valentijn Overeem
"Overeem vs. Werdum" news:
Conference call live blog and updates
Strikeforce prelims to air live on HDNet
There will be no draws in Dallas, Strikeforce to use sudden death round
Josh Barnett gets his license to fight in Dallas
KJ Noons vs. Jorge Masvidal will fight for a shot at Gilbert Melendez and his lightweight title
Gina Carano not fighting due to some sort of medical issue
"Overeem vs. Werdum" editorials:
Ultimate Submissions: Catch wrestling with Josh Barnett
History in the Making: Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum fight in Pride 2006 grand prix
History in the Making: Alistair Overeem, the king of the Strikeforce heavyweight division
History in the Making: Josh Barnett and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira run game at Pride Final Conflict 2006
History in the Making: Josh Barnett's impressive run through Pride 2006 grand prix
Breaking down Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum part one
How did Alistair Overeem get the scars on his face?
Alistair Overeem wants to unify the Strikeforce and UFC heavyweight titles
Does Alistair Overeem deserve to be ranked in the top five?
Alistair Overeem ready to close the debate on his ranking among the heavyweights
Guess who wants Josh Barnett to get knocked out by Brett Rogers?
If Daniel Cormier takes Jeff Monson down, he'll be in "The Snowman's" world
KJ Noons will leave Dallas with a feeding tube in his mouth
KJ Noons is happy at lightweight but still thinks he beat Nick Diaz
"Overeem vs. Werdum" videos:
Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum prediction from Randy Couture
Josh Barnett vs. Brett Rogers prediction from Randy Couture
Recap of the Strikeforce grand prix opening round
Strikeforce grand prix predictions from MMA fighters
Strikeforce grand prix video teaser
Strikeforce grand prix video preview
Alistair Overeem bringing 38 pounds of whoop ass difference in rematch with Fabricio Werdum
Fabricio Werdum teaches the triangle that tapped Fedor Emelianenko
Fabricio Werdum sparring for Alistair Overeem fight
Fabricio Werdum has a surprise for Alistair Overeem in Dallas
Fabricio Werdum wants to win the Strikeforce grand prix and then fight the UFC champion
Hey everyone, Josh Barnett is better than you and none of you are on his level
Josh Barnett fixes a broken nose with a ballpoint pen
Josh Barnett pro wrestling exhibition
Josh Barnett thinks he's favored in every tournament bracket
Brett Rogers is toned down and plans to take his time with Josh Barnett
Brett Rogers is a fighter
A day in the life of Jeff Monson episode one
A day in the life of Jeff Monson episode two
A day in the life of Jeff Monson episode four
A day in the life of Jeff Monson episode five
A day in the life of Jeff Monson episode six
The Shoot! Daniel Cormier rise to the top continues against Jeff Monson
KJ Noons uncaged episode one
KJ Noons uncaged episode two
KJ Noons uncaged episode three
KJ Noons uncaged episode four
KJ Noons is a fighter
KJ Noons expects a war against Jorge Masvidal
That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being.
What has been the biggest story heading into this event? Alistair Overeem and his quest to attain respect with his ranking in the heavyweight division? Josh Barnett's return to action in the U.S.? Something else?
Sound off, Maniacs.