State of the Strikeforce Heavyweights

Filed under: StrikeforceThe list of names in Strikeforce’s heavyweight division is undeniably impressive: Former No. 1 fighter in the world Fedor Emelianenko. The man who beat him, Fabricio Werdum. Former UFC heavyweight champions Andrei Arlovski and J…

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The list of names in Strikeforce’s heavyweight division is undeniably impressive: Former No. 1 fighter in the world Fedor Emelianenko. The man who beat him, Fabricio Werdum. Former UFC heavyweight champions Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett. Hot prospects Daniel Cormier and Shane del Rosario. And the champion, K-1 wrecking machine Alistair Overeem.

The biggest question facing Strikeforce is whether it can actually get all of those fighters — and Antonio Silva and Brett Rogers and Lavar Johnson and so on — into the cage, fighting each other. The heavyweight talent is there. The heavyweight fights came all too infrequently in 2010, and as we take a look below at the state of Strikeforce’s heavyweight division, we offer some suggestions on what should happen in 2011.

UFC 126 adds Sam Stout vs. Paul Kelly lightweight bout

A lightweight bout between Sam Stout and Paul Kelly is expected to be part of the UFC 126 card on Super Bowl weekend.

“Fighters Only” first reported the matchup this past week. MMAjunkie.com confirmed the fight has been targeted but couldn’t confirm …

A lightweight bout between Sam Stout and Paul Kelly is expected to be part of the UFC 126 card on Super Bowl weekend.

“Fighters Only” first reported the matchup this past week. MMAjunkie.com confirmed the fight has been targeted but couldn’t confirm if bout agreements have been signed as of today.

UFC 126 takes place Feb. 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and airs live on pay-per-view on the eve of Super Bowl XLV.


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MMA Icons: The 25 Most Important Fighters In MMA History

Since 1993, the sport of Mixed Martial Arts has come a long way. Over the past 17 years, we have had dozens upon dozens of fighters come along. Some have mesmerized us, some have disappointed us, and some have just outright annoyed us.  Overall, t…

Since 1993, the sport of Mixed Martial Arts has come a long way. Over the past 17 years, we have had dozens upon dozens of fighters come along. Some have mesmerized us, some have disappointed us, and some have just outright annoyed us.  Overall, there have been a handful of fighters whose accomplishments and personalities […]

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Dan Henderson Discloses Medication Caused Weight Cut Struggles

Dan Henderson opens up about the struggles he had making weight for his fight against Jake Shields, and how a medication he was taking for his back helped perpetuate the extra pounds not coming off. Read More >>

Dan Henderson opens up about the struggles he had making weight for his fight against Jake Shields, and how a medication he was taking for his back helped perpetuate the extra pounds not coming off. Read More >>