Strikeforce events: Previews, predictions and a complete guide to 'Fedor vs Henderson'


For fans of mixed martial arts, this past week has been a slow crawl of steadily rising anticipation for tonight's "Fedor vs. Henderson" event, going down at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. 

The Showtime televised event will feature the second leg of the promotion's heavyweight tournament, including match-ups that pit legendary Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko against current Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Dan Henderson.

Also on the docket is a women's bantamweight title fight, as Marloes Coenen puts her strap on the line against the increasingly popular Miesha Tate. Paul Daley vs. Tyron Woodley and Robbie Lawler vs. Tim Kennedy are also set to pop off.

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: "Fedor vs. Henderson"

Fight card and line-up

Results and live fight coverage

"Fedor vs. Henderson" predictions and previews:

Predictions from the man himself, Nostradumbass

Fight preview: Marloes Coenen vs. Miesha Tate

Fight preview: Robbie Lawler vs. Tim Kennedy

Fight preview: Paul Daley vs. Tyron Woodley

Fight preview: Scott Smith vs. Tarec Saffiedine

Fight card: Robbie Lawler and Tim Kennedy on the outside looking in

Fight card: Scott Smith vs Tarec Saffiedine, the veteran and the prospect

"Fedor vs. Henderson" weigh-ins:

Weigh-in results

Weigh-in staredowns

Weigh-in photos gallery

Weigh-in video highlights

"Fedor vs. Henderson" odds:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson

Marloes Coenen vs. Miesha Tate

Robbie Lawler vs. Tim Kennedy

Paul Daley vs. Tyron Woodley

Scott Smith vs. Tarec Saffiedine

"Fedor vs. Henderson" news:

How to watch the event tonight

Interview with Gesias Cavalcante

Conference call updates and live blog

Event schedule

Open workout photos gallery

First staredown pic from Fedor vs Hendo

Does size matter? Fedor and Hendo side by side

Who is going to win the main event tonight?

Someone hacks the Strikeforce website and announces Fedor vs. Anderson Silva

A look at the career numbers of Fedor

"Fedor vs. Henderson" editorials:

History in the Making: Through Pride and Strikeforce Fedor built his legacy

History in the Making: Fedor begins his trek to G.O.A.T. status against Big Nog

History in the Making: Dan Henderson ends Wanderlei Silva's reign of terror in "Sin City"

History in the Making: Hendo becomes the first and only Pride welterweight champ

History in the Making: Marloes Coenen says her hail mary's and it pays off in spades

History in the Making: Robbie Lawler knocks out Frank Trigg in the best middleweight title fight you've never seen

History in the Making: The Comeback Kid Scott Smith knocks out Cung Le

Don't worry, Fedor is motivated but he's not dropping down to 205-pounds

Fedor can knock you the eff out, even if he's not in shape

Will Fedor retire if he loses to Dan Henderson?

Fedor is an orthodox christian and it's up to god if he retires

Dana White still admonishing Fedor for his choice in opponents

Dan Henderson is going to put his wrestling to use against Fedor

Dan Henderson likes to cover his ass with TRT

Dan Henderson is happy with Strikeforce, in no hurry to make his return to UFC

Miesha Tate is extra motivated to impress against Marloes Coenen

Paul Daley is the iceberg and Tyron Woodley the Titanic

Paul Daley calls Tyron Woodley his final shot at a major MMA championship

Tyron Woodley wants a win over Paul Daley, not a cock-fest

Tim Kennedy thinks he should fight for the title if he beats Robbie Lawler

Scott Smith working on his wrestling and jits -- but still looking for the knockout

"Fedor vs. Henderson" videos:

Preview trailer for tonight's event

Pre-fight press conference

ESPN's "MMA Live" previews tonight's event

Scott Coker talks contracts with Fedor and Dan Henderson

Scott Coker calls the "Fedor vs. Henderson" card the best in Strikeforce history

Fedor vs Henderson fight preview

It's up to god when Fedor retires

Fedor works out for the media

What happens when Fedor spars with pro boxer Denis Lebedev?

It might take more than one overhand right to knock out Fedor

Russian clothing commercial with slimmer Fedor

Dave Herman is betting on Dan Henderson to stop Fedor

The Shoot! Miesha Tate is going to try to kill Marloes Coenen

Paul Daley video blog episodes one and two

Paul Daley video blog episode three

Paul Daley video blog episode four

Tyron Woodley still focused on Strikeforce championship, not UFC

Robbie Lawler thinks he's one fight away from a title shot

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? Fedor and his possibly leaving the game with a loss? Women's MMA being on its deathbed and Coenen vs. Tate being charged with saving it? Something else?

Sound off, Maniacs.

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