Saturday night is poised to being the biggest in Strikeforce’s short history. Arguably the greatest heavyweight MMA fighter of all-time will make his debut for the promotion against a dangerous opponent in Brett Rogers.
Sure Rogers doesn’t have the resume that some of Fedor’s previous opponents have had, but he has a big punch that would justify any “puncher’s chance” arguments. In addition, he’s young and hungry, two things that Emelianenko hasn’t been in quite some time.
If you’re going off MMAth, Rogers is the same man who made Andrei Arlovski look like a former contestant on this season’s edition of “The Ultimate Fighter,” while Fedor struggled some before finally knocking out the former UFC champion in their contest at “Affliction: Day of Reckoning.”
Either way you break it down, Strikeforce can’t lose on Saturday night. The event will be aired on CBS for millions judge whether Fedor can live up to the hype, or if Rogers can put an end to the invincible aura that the Russian has enjoyed for almost nine years.
If Fedor wins, Strikeforce will prove that no matter how many heavyweights the UFC has, they still have the the world’s top dog. If Fedor loses, Strikeforce has the guy who put an end to Fedor’s 26-fight winning streak.