Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson

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Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson
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A poster or logo for Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson.
Promotion Strikeforce
Date July 30, 2011
Venue Sears Centre
City Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Attendance 8,311
Event chronology
Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov

Strikeforce/M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Henderson was a mixed martial arts event held by Strikeforce in association with M-1 Global. It took place on July 30, 2011 at Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.[1]


A planned bout between Rafael Cavalcante and Ovince St. Preux at this event was later scrapped from the card[2]

Evangelista Santos was originally scheduled to fight Tarec Saffiedine at this event.[3] However, Saffiedine was pulled from the bout and replaced by Paul Daley.[4] Soon afterwards, Santos was forced out of the bout with Daley due to a shoulder injury.[5] Undefeated welterweight Tyron Woodley stepped in to replace Santos against Daley.[6] Meanwhile, Saffiedine was moved to a bout with Scott Smith at this event.[7]

Roger Gracie was originally scheduled to face Muhammed Lawal at the event.[8] However, the bout was rescheduled for Strikeforce World Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov that September after Gracie suffered a training injury.[9] Lawal won the rescheduled bout by first round KO.

Ronda Rousey and Sarah D'Alelio were originally scheduled to fight on this card,[10] but their bout was later moved to Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Duarte.

Lyle Beerbohm was originally scheduled to face Gesias Cavalcante, but was replaced by Bobby Green on July 19, 2011.[11]

The bout between Marloes Coenen and Miesha Tate was originally scheduled to be for the Women's Welterweight belt, but it was renamed to a Women's Bantamweight Championship bout by Zuffa to achieve consistency with the weight class names in the promotion. [12]

With Fedor Emelianenko's departure from Strikeforce following this event, this was the last Strikeforce event to be co-promoted by his promotional team M-1 Global.

This was the last Strikeforce event featuring Gus Johnson on lead commentary. Strikeforce Challengers color commentator Pat Miletich replaced him on the promotion's main broadcast team at subsequent events, with Mauro Ranallo shifting to full play-by-play duties.[13]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Dan Henderson def. Fedor Emelianenko TKO (punches) 1 4:12
Women's Bantamweight Miesha Tate def. Marloes Coenen (c) Submission (arm triangle choke) 4 3:03 [a]
Welterweight Tyron Woodley def. Paul Daley Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Tim Kennedy def. Robbie Lawler Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Tarec Saffiedine def. Scott Smith Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–26) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Lightweight Gesias Cavalcante def. Bobby Green Decision (split) (29–28, 29–28, 28–29) 3 5:00
Middleweight Derek Brunson def. Lumumba Sayers Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:33
Women's Bantamweight Alexis Davis def. Julie Kedzie Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Tyler Stinson def. Eduardo Pamplona KO (punch) 1 0:15
Heavyweight Gabriel Salinas-Jones def. Bryan Humes Submission (D'arce choke) 3 1:19