Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson Could Headline Strikeforce’s First Pay-Per-View Event

Written by Tim Ngo
April 10th, 2011

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker confirmed following last night’s “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley” event, fans may be on the verge of witnessing a superfight between Fedor Emelianenko and light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson.

The rumored bout could take place this summer, with July being the targeted month. It’s also believed that the two could be headlining the promotion’s first pay-per-view event.

SI.com reports that the bout is inching closer to becoming a reality, but both sides have yet to agree on what weight the scrap would take place in.

Although Henderson is the company’s 205-pound champion, he would prefer to move up a weight division and fight Fedor as a heavyweight (206-265 pounds).

Fedor’s camp has been pushing to have the fight take place at 215-220 pounds. The undersized Emelianenko reportedly considered moving to light heavyweight following his second straight loss, so this could be the first step towards the change.

His next bout will still be on a co-branded card with M-1 Global. Coker says they’ll continue to honor their current agreement, even though Zuffa now owns Strikeforce.

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