The UFC may be hosting a show in Philadelphia next weekend but Strikeforce is the MMA promotion plucking the closest thing to a plotline from a “Rocky” movie this summer in the form of Saturday night’s “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson” event.
Headlined by a popular American taking on a larger, once-unbeatable Russian, the card features Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Dan Henderson moving up a division to face legendary PRIDE icon Fedor Emelianenko. Also set to scrap at the show, women’s bantamweight champ Marloes Coenen will defend her belt against talented grappler Miesha Tate, while Paul Daley throws down with Tyron Woodley in welterweight action and Tim Kennedy battles Robbie Lawler in hopes of earning a shot at the middleweight title.
The lot of competitors set to take to the ring tomorrow evening all stepped on the scale earlier today in hopes of hitting their weight-related marks and all accomplished the feat meaning the card will go on as scheduled.
Emelianenko, who had been credited with looking more fit in public workouts than was the case before his loss to Antonio Silva, came in seven pounds lighter than was the case against “Bigfoot” at 223 pounds, while Henderson lived up to his word and only exceeded the LHW limit by a single notch (207 lbs).
Read below for a list of “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson” weigh-in results as revealed thus far. All figures have been rounded to the nearest quarter-pound:
Bryan Humes (266 lbs) vs. Gabriel Salinas-Jones (260 lbs)
Derek Brunson (186 lbs) vs. Lumumba Sayers (184 lbs)
Alexis Davis (136 lbs) vs. Julie Kedzie (135 lbs)
Eduardo Pamplona (170 lbs) vs. Tyler Stinson (171 lbs)
Gesias Cavalcante (155 lbs) vs. Bobby Green (155 lbs)
Tarec Saffiedine (170 lbs) vs. Scott Smith (171 lbs)
Paul Daley (171 lbs) vs. Tyron Woodley (170 lbs)
Tim Kennedy (185 lbs) vs. Robbie Lawler (185 lbs)
Marloes Coenen (135 lbs) vs. Miesha Tate (135 lbs)
Dan Henderson (207 lbs) vs. Fedor Emelianenko (223 lbs)
PHOTO CREDIT – STRIKEFORCE