Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Detailed Fight-By-Fight Breakdown Of Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson

By MATT MOLGAARD
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

What happens when two legends collide? Four minutes of all out warfare.

Strikeforce offered forth another stellar card this evening, with the legendary, Dan Henderson meeting longtime heavyweight kingpin, Fedor Emelianenko in the main event. Before these two future hall-of-famers met to cap off the evening, Showtime fans were treated to a handful of thrilling undercard action.

In the evenings opening bout, UFC castaway Scott Smith made his second appearance as a welterweight when he collided with rising prospect, Tarec Saffiedine. Tarec set the tone of the fight immediately, utilizing an array of kicks, punches and excellent footwork to frustrate Smith. Time and again Saffiedine landed clean combinations, Smith however never found his rhythm, and failed to respond.

Entering the third round of the collision it was apparent that Smith needed another one of his famous come-from-behind finishes to exit the cage with a win. The lethargic power puncher never found the required opening, and in all honesty, looked like a zombie against his highly mobile opponent.

In the end, Tarec Saffiedine rightfully swept the scorecards.

Brash but super popular Brit, Paul Daley took to the cage in the second televised bout as he toed the line with unbeaten prospect, Tyron Woodley. While the bout was extremely competitive, it was “T-Wood” who maintained a step ahead of Daley for the duration of the bout, forcing relentless pressure and seeking the takedown often. Daley defended Woodley

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