StrikeForce CEO Scott Coker brings his Mixed Martial Arts promotion back home to the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California tomorrow night (Saturday, June 26, 2010) with a triple main event that has Northern California fight fans buzzing.
In a match that has global implications on the MMA game, Fedor Emelianenko will step into the cage against multi-time Brazilian Jui Jitsu World Champion Fabricio Werdum. This is a most interesting matchup, especially because Werdum holds a rare victory over Fedor's brother Aleksander.
Werdum and Aleksander fought in Rotterdam, Holland on November 12, 2006 in a fight broadcast on EuroSport (CLICK HERE TO SEE A VIDEO OF THE FIGHT). In a shocker, Werdum forced Aleksander to tap out with an arm triangle choke.
Our own Hustler De Tuti Hustlers Paul Heyman noted about tomorrow's fight, "Werdum has the chance to be the only man on the planet to hand the Emelianenko Brothers each a defeat. Fedor's legacy is, simply, VICTORY. He has only defeat on his record, and that was a very questionable call because Fedor was the victim of an illegal elbow and they couldn't stop the bleeding. No human being has ever knocked out Fedor or made him tap. Werdum did it to Aleksander. This is his chance at history."
Can Werdum do what many feel is the impossible? Can he score a decisive victory over the legendary Russian?
Speaking exclusively with THE HEYMAN HUSTLE, StrikeForce head honcho Coker couldn't help but hype the fight. "Fedor has been the most dominant fighter of this era of Mixed Martial Arts." Coker stated matter-of-factly, "(Fedor is) a devastating force who's crumbled the best of the best during his 10 year career. Fabricio Werdum poses a unique and dangerous challenge to him. Fabricio is a master of his craft - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - and has submitted some of the sport's top competitors, including our own StrikeForce World Heavyweight Xhampion Alistair Overeem, not to forget the fact he also submitted Fedor's brother Aleksander. He has emerged as a top ranked contender, and I see this fight as a classic matchup between two superstars who are the best at what they do."
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StrikeForce is returning home to San Jose with the biggest rematch in company history, as Cung Le sets out for revenge against Scott Smith, who kayoed Cung in thrilling fashion last December 19th.
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The sensational Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos will defend her StrikeForce Womens' Championship against Jan Finney as the Carrano-Killer steps back into the cage to defend her championship. Also on the loaded card is former Lightweight Champion Josh Thomson, who will be fighting for the first time since his dramatic loss to Gilbert Melendez, which also took place on that December 19th show. A victory for Thomson could possibly lead to a third showdown against Melendez.
There are still limited tickets available for "STRIKEFORCE and M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Werdum" at the HP Pavilion box office and all Ticketmaster outlets and online. Isn't everything online these days? Hey wait, we're online, too!
So, will Fedor overcome his brother's master? Will Werdum make history? Will Cung Le avenge the only loss of his entire life? Can Scott Smith do it again? Is Cyborg unbeatable? Can Jan Finney put a halt to the baddest female on the planet's seemingly-unstoppable momentum?
Throughout history, "time" has been the ultimate truth-teller, and this mega-event is only one day away!
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