As the finals days dwindle for Strikeforce, you cannot help but head down memory lane. We’ve already taken a look at the future and the present so now it’s time to past of Strikeforce and what they did good, bad and the things we all want to forget.
Tag: Fedor Emelianenko
The UFC welcomed Strikeforce heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum back to the octagon Saturday night at UFC 143: Condit vs. Diaz, as he took on TUF winner, IFL veteran, and MMA fan favorite ‘Big Country’ Roy Nelson. MMA fans were surprised to see just how comfortable Werdum was standing and striking with the rotund brawler. Fabricio threw every attachment in his MMA Swiss army knife of tricks at Nelson, but Roy just took it like a boss, and kept coming back for more.
Roy Nelson got back on the winning track at UFC 137, defeating the legendary Mirko Cro Crop. At UFC 143, Big Country will welcome BJJ Black Belt Fabricio Werdum back into the UFC.
After much speculation Fabricio Werdum will in fact be returning to the Octagon in 2012. Prior to the news that the heavyweight division in Strikeforce would disband in 2012 the rumors of Werdum’s return were being heard. That move is now official and the first man to submit Fedor will be taking on the new-look Roy Nelson at UFC 143.
With the UFC and Bellator putting on great cards this weekend, the once proclaimed great heavyweight in the world fought to relatively little fanfare. Headlining the M-1 Global early this morning, Fedor Emelianenko made his first appearance since losing three in a row which resulted in his Strikeforce release.
The return home for Fedor Emelianenko is set for November 20th as “the last emperor” will take on Jeff Monson inside the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russian. After nearly 10 years without a defeat, Emelianenko (31-4, 1NC) has lost his last three fights before being shown the door by Strikeforce.
It’s no doubt that Fedor Emelianenko at 31-4 was one of the best heavyweight fighters ever to grace combat sports. Now that he has turned out three depressing loses in a row, many fans have turned their backs on him and demanded him to hang them up. While many fans might disagree, the fight has not left “The Last Emperor” and he will continue to fight.