Strikeforce has just released the official event poster for their highly anticipated “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum” event scheduled for June 26th inside the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA.
Fedor Emelianenko and Fabricio Werdum were originally expected to meet April 17th at “Strikeforce: Nashville” on CBS, then again on June 16th in Los Angeles, however contract talks stalled between M-1 Global and Strikeforce – leaving the pair sitting idly for months.
Emelianenko owns a ridiculous 31-1 professional record and is prefect through his last 27 contests. In his Strikeforce debut this past November, the former Pride heavyweight champion posted a vicious 2ndRound knockout of then-undefeated Brett Rogers.
Although over four million Americans tuned-in to see Emelianenko on CBS, with millions more watching worldwide, something was still not sitting right with Emelianenko and Co.
Following their successful primetime broadcast, it is believed Team Fedor approached Strikeforce in hopes of renegotiating the three-event contract they inked less than a year ago. After months of negotiations, they were finally able to come to terms and bring the Russian back stateside.
Werdum, who was released by the UFC last year after posting a mundane 2-2 Octagon record, boasts a respectable 13-4-1 overall mark and is perfect in his two scraps for Strikeforce. He was last seen taking a hard-fought unanimous decision over Antonio “Big Foot” Silva on the same “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers” show.