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"
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:
"Fedor vs. Henderson" odds:
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson
Marloes Coenen vs. Miesha Tate
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
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
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
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.