Strikeforce has released the main card for the upcoming Fedor vs. Henderson card, which takes place in Chicago on July 30.

In addition to the main event pitting heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko against current Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson, the promotion has secured four more fights for the televised card.

The co-main event will showcase the Strikeforce women’s welterweight title up for grabs as champion Marloes Coenen takes on Miesha Tate.

They were originally scheduled to meet in March, but Tate suffered a training injury and it forced her out of the bout. Coenen ended up facing last minute replacement Liz Carmouche and after losing the better part of the fight, the champion pulled out triangle choke submission to get the win.

Also added to the card as previously reported by MMAWeekly.com is a middleweight match-up between two former title contenders at Army Ranger Tim Kennedy takes on Robbie Lawler.

Former Strikeforce welterweight contender Paul Daley will look to get back on the title path when he faces Tyron Woodley on the night’s main card.

Rounding out the five bout televised card will be a welterweight fight between Scott Smith and Team Quest fighter Tarec Saffeidine.

“Fedor versus Hendo is the super fight fans have been waiting for and we’re proud to have also stacked the rest of this card with exciting fights,” Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said.

“Marloes has proven to be one of the best women’s mixed martial artists on the planet, but Miesha could be her toughest challenge yet. When you add knockout artists like Paul Daley, Robbie Lawler and Scott Smith, as well as rising stars such as Tyron Woodley, Tim Kennedy and Tarec Saffiedine, this is the type of card that will deliver some explosive fights.”

Tickets for the event are on sale now.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Sioux Falls and Chicago Headliners Announced

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 views

The summer of UFC continues to heat up, with two July shows getting intriguing main events that were announced Sunday. Just four days after UFC 200, the Octagon will set down in Sioux Falls, South read news >>

Cyborg ready to take place among UFC legends

  • 14 days ago
  • 3 views

Cris “Cyborg” Justino, one of hte most feared fighter's in women's MMA, will finally get to showcase her skills in the UFC during UFC 198 in Curitiba, Brazil. read news >>

T.J. Dillashaw and Raphael Assuncao Rematch Booked for UFC 200

  • 13 days ago
  • 20 views

Former bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw returns to the cage on July 9 in a rematch against Raphael Assuncao at UFC 200. UFC officials announced the matchup on Tuesday. read news >>

On FIGHT PASS: "Time bomb" must deliver

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 views

Perhaps the most hyped debut in the four-year history of GLORY kickboxing takes place May 13 as Tiffany van Soest opens up the UFC FIGHT PASS live stream of the GLORY SuperFight Series 30 event from read news >>

Bellator Cuts Lightweight Champ Will Brooks, Strips Heavyweight Champion Vitaly Minakov

  • 9 days ago
  • 276 views

Bellator MMA on Saturday released disgruntled lightweight champion Will Brooks from his contract and stripped the heavyweight belt from Vitaly Minakov. read news >>

Bellator Lightweight Champ Will Brooks Released, Fight for Vacant Title Booked

  • 9 days ago
  • 2 views

The Bellator lightweight championship will not be vacant for very long, with the announcement that two familiar names will face off for the strap in June. During Saturday night's broadcast, the promo read news >>

Stipe Miocic makes debut Fabricio Werdum plummets in new ranks

  • 8 days ago
  • 4 views

The official UFC rankings were released Monday and Werdum fell 11 spots in the pound-for-pound list from No. 4 all the way down to 15. The new champ, Miocic, makes his debut on the pound-for-pound in read news >>

Is New Free Agent Will Brooks a Good Addition to Stacked UFC Lightweight Roster?

  • 7 days ago
  • 41 views

Will Brooks has been released by Bellator. But this isn't just any release. Brooks was Bellator's reigning lightweight champion. The 29-year-old hasn't lost in more than three years. Bleacher Report read news >>

Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley Headline UFC 201 on July 30

  • 6 days ago
  • 24 views

Welterweight champion "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler is set to defend his title against third-ranked contender Tyron Woodley in the UFC 201 main event in Atlanta on July 30. read news >>

Conor McGregor Comments on Meeting with Dana White, Lorenzo Fertitta

  • 4 days ago
  • 253 views

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor said he is in a "good place" with the UFC after meeting with co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta and president Dana White on Wednesday. The two sides met in Los Angele read news >>