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Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson

Main Event | Heavyweight · 265 lbs | MMA

Mmaweekly large Dan "Hendo" Henderson
Mmaweekly large "The Last Emperor" Fedor Emelianenko

Henderson
KO/TKO
Round 1

Dan Henderson Fedor Emelianenko

"Hendo" "The Last Emperor"

27-8-0   Pro Record At Fight   31-3-0
Climbed to 28-8   Record After Fight   Fell to 31-4
+235 (Moderate Underdog)   Betting Odds   -270 (Moderate Favorite)
Us United States   Nationality   Ru Russia
Temecula, California   Fighting out of   Stary Oskol, Belgorod, Russia
40 years, 11 months, 6 days   Age at Fight   34 years, 10 months, 2 days
207.0 lbs (93.9 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   223.0 lbs (101.2 kgs)
6'1" (186cm)   Height   6'0" (183cm)
74.0" (188cm)   Reach   74.5" (189cm)
Team Quest   Gym   Alexander Nevsky (Stary Oskol)
Strikeforce
  • Bout Information
  • Event: Strikeforce: Fedor vs Henderson
  • Date: Saturday 07.30.2011 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Venue: Sears Centre
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 10 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Gus Johnson, Mauro Ranallo, Frank Shamrock
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Gus Johnson
  • Emelianenko Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Henderson Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Event Links:

Emelianenko vs. Henderson Wiki Update Wiki

The main event of Strikeforce: Fedor vs Henderson featured two legendary MMA fighters finally squaring off in Fedor Emelianenko and Dan Henderson. Emelianenko entered the contest on a two-fight losing streak that had many observers wondering if his incredible career would soon be coming to an end. Henderson, meanwhile, was still looking strong at 40 years old and entered the fight on a two-fight win streak, including one where he captured the Strikeforce light-heavyweight title. Henderson rose up in weight class to to heavyweight in order to take the fight, yet weighed in at only 207 pounds, demonstrating that he was clearly not a true heavyweight.


Emelianenko came out swinging hard and aggressively but was immediately caught by a left from Henderson that had him stunned and backtracking. Fedor stumbled defensively, clearly hurt yet still swinging, and Henderson barreled forward pressing "The Last Emperor" against the cage. Henderson delivered knees to the thighs against the cage, softening up Emelianenko over the next minute. Henderson swung and missed with a big right as they broke free from the clinch. Emelianenko looked to have recovered somewhat and again aggressively attacked throwing a right that landed. Fedor landed again, buckling Henderson and swarming on top looking for a dramatic finish as the audience roared with excitement. Henderson, cut open under his left eye but maintaining his wits, secured an arm around Fedor's leg, brilliantly reversed off of his back, and delivered a short uppercut from behind that the Russian never saw coming. Emelianenko dropped face-first to the mat, seemingly unconscious if just momentarily, and Henderson unloaded with two power punches as Fedor's head was pinned to the canvas. Referee Herb Dean sensed that Emelianko could no longer defend himself and called off the fight in a furious and wild finish. Emelianenko looked aware of his surroundings and seemingly wanted to continue, however had a difficult time getting back to his feet. The controversial yet likely fair and appropriate stoppage capped off an intense and memorable fight.


The bout ended officially at 4:12 of the first round, sending Emelianenko to his third straight defeat and giving Henderson one of the best moments of his career. Speaking to Gus Johnson in the post-fight interview, Henderson commented, "I've been a huge fan of Fedor's forever, I respect him so much as a fighter and what he's done for a sport... as a fan of Fedor's I hope he keeps fighting... At the end of the fight he landed a nice uppercut and I felt it sting, but then I landed a nice uppercut and he was on his knees."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:25 PM ET
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Emelianenko vs. Henderson Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 785  
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Emelianenko vs. Henderson Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

On @ClinchGear Radio on XM 207 / Sirius 94 now
4 days
after
Thanks, dude. I appreciate it. RT @KingMoFH: @danhendo great win bro
3 days
after
Wrestling RT @tanelios: @danhendo what do you call that transition you pulled on Fedor. Never seen that one before
3 days
after
Vacation this week then hunting. Lol. RT @HawkLogging: @danhendo r you vacationing or really going on a hunting trip? Both would be nice lol
3 days
after
Sorry for not replying personally to each congratulatory tweet. I truly appreciate the kind words. Starting a little vacation today!
3 days
after
Congratulations! I sincerely wish the best for you & your family. RT @OfficialM1: I'm back at home, with my (cont) http://tl.gd/c4gl26
3 days
after
Me too! RT @tarecfighter: Getting Fat and Happy!!
3 days
after
Use the contact for on my website & my mgr will follow up. Thx. RT @tbsefmsports: @danhendo It is a Korean (cont) http://tl.gd/c46k7m
3 days
after
I appreciate it. Thx! RT @DaGrumpyMonk: @danhendo Dan! I really wanted to congratulate you on that win man. That (cont) http://tl.gd/c3qnbr
2 days
after
Thx dude RT @jrosdal: @danhendo H-Bomb! Congrats on the win
2 days
after
Thx! RT @6El6CuCuy6: @danhendo congrats on ur win bro!!!
2 days
after
No, sorry--heading out for vacation myself. RT @AnthonyRescan: @danhendo you gonna be in Temecula tomorrow? I'm (cont) http://tl.gd/c3qj2d
2 days
after
Those are fighting words for @ToddsClever RT @rottwheeler: @danhendo no chance against the Aussie Wallabys
2 days
after
Thx for coming to Chicago, Todd. Great to have u w/ us. I'll be rooting for USA Eagles at Rugby World Cup. RT (cont) http://tl.gd/c3q79b
2 days
after
JZ I want u on the main card w/ me next time. Nice job last night. RT @Gesias: @danhendo @tarecfighter (cont) http://tl.gd/c2sbj3
22 hours
after
Lol. RT @SimonLongmore: @danhendo http://twitpic.com/5xtvke - I love how you hanging out in front of the women's (cont) http://tl.gd/c2sb8k
22 hours
after
My buddy Bobby Pinson wrote it for me. RT @blark9: @danhendo what was your walkout song last night?
22 hours
after
Thx, Kurt. Feeling pretty good today. RT @kurtpellegrino: @danhendo your the fucking man FYI
22 hours
after
Really proud of @tarecfighter -- was an honor to open & close the TV broadcast w/ him. RT @tarecfighter: (cont) http://tl.gd/c2r44o
20 hours
after
Got a few stitches tonight--here's the before pic http://twitpic.com/5yo93w
10 hours
after
Heading to Standard Bar & Grill in Wicker Park for a little party
9 hours
after
USA, baby!
9 hours
after
Awesome! RT @mstracylee: hey @clinchgear @danhendo ! heres the line for ur booth http://goo.gl/fb/fISXd
3 hours
after
Just finished watching a movie & gonna head to arena now. http://twitpic.com/5yhfug
2 hours
after
Do it! RT @CungLe185: Send your picks on the main @Strikeforce card tonight by 5 pm and the 1st one to match my (cont) http://tl.gd/c27g2o
6 minutes
before
Awesome vid. RT @ClinchGear: New @tarecfighter vid http://youtu.be/hNKBBEGYTQQ -- check him ouut tonight on @Strikeforce on @SHOsports
4 hours
before
Will do. RT @SelaneeHendo: @danhendo wish I could be there. :( kick some Russian ass tonight brother! I'll be watching!
5 hours
before
Look for the @ClinchGear tent RT @ClinchGear: @CungLe185 @JoeWarrenMMA @ToddsClever will be signing free 8x10s (cont) http://tl.gd/c232b8
6 hours
before
Yes he is--he usually carry him in a Baby Bjorn. RT @CG_Wrestling: 155, stop hating! @ClinchGear_Int: (cont) http://tl.gd/c1njkr
17 hours
before
Had an awesome dinner at Rosebud Prime w/ my buddy Bobby Pinson, my teammates & the @ClinchGear crew http://twitpic.com/5xzi4l
18 hours
before
The tilted kilt. RT @mike951: @danhendo heyy dann are there any viewing parties here in murrieta that u know of? (cont) http://tl.gd/c1jhka
22 hours
before
Helping load up for the afterparty at Standard Bar & Grill in Wicker Park. http://twitpic.com/5xtvke
1 day
before
I've got this in the bag if I can just keep my bladder in check for a few more hours http://twitpic.com/5xsm3o
1 day
before
Funny. Nice job.RT @LowKick_MMA: In case you missed it, here's @LowKick_MMA caricature for @danhendo vs. (cont) http://tl.gd/c1g9a0
1 day
before
Nice, Randy. Looking forward to seeing u. RT @randychase75: Headed to Chicago in the am. Looking forward to (cont) http://tl.gd/c130ru
1 day
before
Thx for having us--awesome restuarant! RT @HarryCarays: It was a pleasure having you here. Good luck Sat! RT (cont) http://tl.gd/c0t55b
2 days
before
Just about to get going w/ theress conference http://twitpic.com/5x8bv8
2 days
before
Yes RT @PaigeDMB22: @danhendo do you really have to get to 206 to fight?
3 days
before
Almost there--only a couple pounds to go! http://twitpic.com/5wyj0q
3 days
before
LOL. Enjoy it--prostate exams suck. RT @CungLe185: Hey @danhendo people don't know that 40's is the new 30's! I (cont) http://tl.gd/c0eevl
3 days
before
Did a @SHOsports shoot w/ Fedor a few min ago -- check out the face off http://twitpic.com/5wthik
3 days
before
Doing an interview for @InsideMMAHDNet right now. Check it our Friday! http://twitpic.com/5wq8i4
3 days
before
I like RT @TommyUnited: @danhendo like my computer screen? #MMA http://t.co/XfXgOLd
3 days
before
Nie work, Toby. RT @Tobynewell: @danhendo here's a drawing I did of you, good luck Saturday. Really looking (cont) http://tl.gd/c05mn0
3 days
before
Having a great Italiian dinner w/ my buddy @BradPenny & few other Tigers. Gotta put on a couple pounds by Fri. Lol.
4 days
before
Likewise, dude. USA Rugby just beat Russia so now it's my turn. RT @ToddsClever: @danhendo I am so pumped for (cont) http://tl.gd/bvqjf5
4 days
before
For those looking for something to do after the show on Sat... http://twitpic.com/5we9ua
4 days
before
Наша встреча с замечательным человеком и выдающимся чемпионом Алексеем Немовым http://t.co/kLK6YWH
4 days
before
Look who I just ran into in the hotel lobby. http://twitpic.com/5w80p0
4 days
before
Come to the afterparty RT @Bobby_Howard: @danhendo I understand Champ. Good Luck!
5 days
before
Chicago. Lol. Gotta stay low-key & focused. RT @Bobby_Howard: @danhendo Where you guys staying at?
5 days
before
Everyone is invited for sure. My buddy owns the place. RT @DennisMcMillan1: @danhendo Can anyone get in or (cont) http://tl.gd/bvaghn
5 days
before
Yeah, @OfficialAJHawk was watching & just texted aaron to say the same thing. RT @YOLYMROLES: @CUNGLE185, (cont) http://tl.gd/bv9292
5 days
before
I have an afterparty at Standard Bar & Grill in Wicker Park. RT @JamelJudeh: @danhendo come to Y bar after you win your match !!
5 days
before
I want to see @CungLe185 fight in @ufc in san jose -- hope @danawhite & @lorenzofertitta can make it happen. (cont) http://tl.gd/bv82p8
5 days
before
Nice work Jay. RT @Jay_Glazer: Welcome back officially NFL! Great job by player reps to vote this thing thru overwhelmingly
5 days
before
Just checked into my hotel in Chicago. Had a long day--spent some quality time in airport after missing a flight. http://twitpic.com/5vy1qj
5 days
before
Nice RT @ChrisInKingston: @SHOsports @Strikeforce @MMAodds I'm taking @danhendo +185 to pull out a win over The Last Emperor in Chicago #MMA
5 days
before
Happy birthday, dude. RT @ryan_glaser: @danhendo How about a birthday retweet from the man thats gonna put Fedor into retirement
5 days
before
At airport now en route to Chicago. Check out this clip from the @MMAthletics shoot I did -- http://tinyurl.com/danopen
5 days
before
I'm big on the inside. RT @mma_best: @danhendo @rshovlowsky big fan dan but u will be too small for fedor
6 days
before
Use the form on my site. RT @rshovlowsky: @danhendo I have been a big fan of yours for a while. How do I go (cont) http://tl.gd/bull9v
6 days
before
Subit him? Lol. Tell him to train hard but don't overtrain, get lots of rest between workouts, healthy diet w/ (cont) http://tl.gd/bul32o
6 days
before
I love it--thanks! RT @PoppaTMH: tomorrow starts @danhendo week! I'll be wearing a Hendo tee every day until the (cont) http://tl.gd/buk803
6 days
before
It's at clinchgear.com -- go to Hendo collection & look for Chicago walkout tee. RT @Y2CASEY: @danhendo (cont) http://tl.gd/bujur0
6 days
before
Standard Bar & Grill in Wicker Park. RT @PartyInChicago2: RT @Jason_Rush @danhendo Hendo, are you having an after party in Chicago?
6 days
before
Thx, dude. RT @ItzSTEVO: I just pre-ordered my @clinchgear @danhendo walkout shirt for this sat night. Can I get a RT
6 days
before
Right on. Looking forward to it. RT @CungLe185: @danhendo @ClinchGear Hey Dan I am so pumped for your fight. Be (cont) http://tl.gd/buhht6
6 days
before
Good luck, dude. RT @7BucketsofBlood: @danhendo @Strikeforce @SHOsports Im fighting tonight Hendo wish me luck.
6 days
before
Nice pic of Cung & Aaron's kid, Oliver RT @ClinchGear: @CungLe185 took a quick pic w/ us before heading home (cont) http://tl.gd/budmm5
6 days
before
Yes RT @leewhiteheadmma: Fedor vs @danhendo is all about sportsmanship, can't wait for it, but will the Russian (cont) http://tl.gd/bubp6d
6 days
before
7 days from now, right about this time, I'll be warming up for my @Strikeforce fight w/ Fedor on @SHOsports & I'm pumped for it.
7 days
before
No prob RT @MMAinterviews: @danhendo Hey Dan, can you RT our interview with you? Thanks and best of luck in a week: http://t.co/bMTWP45
7 days
before
Nice RT @CG_Wrestling: Rat pack wrestling club rocking Clinch Gear fully sublimation singlets. Thanks Cliff Fretwell. http://t.co/YkUls5Z
7 days
before
Congrats @003_OSP RT @virgilzwicker: http://twitgoo.com/2kg6f6 I told the world @003_OSP would kill him thanks (cont) http://tl.gd/btav6q
8 days
before
@kennyflorian is a smart man RT @Mikeybear2009: @kennyflorian good job picking @danhendo to beat Fedor @ufc @Strikeforce
8 days
before
6:30 am RT @kevint1313: @danhendo You look like you were ready for a nap during MMA Live....what time did they shoot that interview?
8 days
before
Nice dude. U are both wise & classy. RT @scoopeclectic: @danhendo Shirt ordered...@ClinchGear shorts ordered....I'm ready for anything.
8 days
before
LOL. Tell 'em to call me. RT @OfficialAJHawk: @danhendo There might be a couple angry packer fans if that happened.
8 days
before
Thx for your service. @ClinchGear will prob give at least a pair away next week so be sure to follow them. RT (cont) http://tl.gd/bt9qq5
8 days
before
Can u vote against the new cba & then change your mind the day after the fight? RT @OfficialAJHawk: (cont) http://tl.gd/bt9ldj
8 days
before
Dude we went 3-0 on prelims. Still have 3-4 on main card. U gonna be in chicago for my fight? RT (cont) http://tl.gd/bt915e
8 days
before
Nice work, boys RT @ClinchGear: Congrats to anthonysmith & @TJCookMMA -- nice wins tonight in vegas @Strikeforce
8 days
before
Does anybody want these 3 @Strikeforce challengers tix? Aaron says undercard was awesome. Main card starts in 30 min.
8 days
before
Maybe. I'll let u know on here if we have extras. Gave a bunch away in columbus. RT @KingBrandon666: @danhendo (cont) http://tl.gd/bt7r61
8 days
before
Anyone want 3 free @strikeforce challengers tix for tonight? It's at palms in vegas. Undercard just started.
8 days
before
Thx for the help Jesse. RT @JTMoneyMMA: Last hard day with my boys @danhendo @tarecfighter @TeamQuestMMA before (cont) http://tl.gd/bt77on
8 days
before
Thx, dude! RT @JGendreauJr: @ClinchGear @danhendo the new Kilafornia shorts are f-ing sick! They will be next (cont) http://tl.gd/bt50ho
8 days
before
Great time as usual, Jon--thx! RT @Jon_Anik: Getting ready to interview the great @danhendo right now for MMA (cont) http://tl.gd/bt503a
8 days
before
Did MMA Live today w/ my boy @Jon_Anik -- hope u can check it out tonight, cuz I had to get up at 4am to drive to san diego for it.
8 days
before
Подготовка к бою с Хендерсоном практически завершена, вскоре мы с командой вылетаем в Чикаго
9 days
before
I guess retirement is a ways away for me. RT @TeamQuestMMA: 81 year old Jane @TeamQuestMMA Just finished Quest (cont) http://tl.gd/brvcnj
10 days
before
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