Strikeforce & M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Henderson takes place Saturday night at the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. MMAWeekly.com will be reporting live results and play-by-play from the event, but first, the fighters had to weigh-in Friday afternoon at the venue.
Legendary fighters Fedor Emelianenko and Dan Henderson square off in a heavyweight, non-title bout at Strikeforce & M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Henderson. Even though it’s a heavyweight bout, there were weigh-in concerns, primarily, would Henderson, the Strikeforce light heavyweight champion be able to come in heavy enough? He had to step on the scales weighing at least 206 pound to qualify for the heavyweight division.
He made the cutoff, but just barely, weighing in at 207 pounds. No word on whether or not he downed a steak or maybe an entire pizza just before weigh-ins, just to be safe.
Fedor weighed in around his normal weight, the scale reading 223 pounds.
Strikeforce women’s welterweight champion Marloes Coenen puts her belt on the line against Miesha Tate in the co-main event with neither woman having trouble making weight. Both tipped the scale at 135 pounds on the nose.
Strikeforce & M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Henderson Weigh-in Results
Main Bouts (On Showtime):
-Fedor Emelianenko (223) vs. Dan Henderson (207)
-Marloes Coenen (135) vs. Miesha Tate (135)
-Tim Kennedy (185) vs. Robbie Lawler (185)
-Paul Daley (171) vs. Tyron Woodley (170)
-Scott Smith (171) vs. Tarec Saffiedine (170)
-JZ Cavalcante (155) vs. Bobby Green (155)
-Eduardo Pamplona (170) vs. Tyler Stinson (171)
-Julie Kedzie (135) vs. Alexis Davis (136)
-Derek Brunson (186) vs. Lumumba Sayers (184)
-Bryan Humes (266) vs. Gabriel Salinas-Jones (260)