According to our homepage poll, 56% of you think Fedor Emelianenko will come away with a victory when he meets Dan Henderson in the headlining bout of Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson on July 30th. Fair enough. But have you considered all the factors involved in the matchup — and I mean all of them, even the stupid ones? Check out our head-to-head rundown and let us know if we change your mind.
Fedor: 34 years old, 11 years in the sport
Henderson: 40 years old, 14 years in the sport
NUMBER OF TIMES THEY’VE BEEN KNOCKED OUT COLD
Fedor: 0 times in 35 fights
Henderson: 0 times in 35 fights
Advantage: Dead freakin’ even
Fedor: 68.6% (24 stoppage wins/35 total fights)
Henderson: 40% (14 stoppage wins/35 total fights)
Fedor: Won PRIDE heavyweight title and defended it three times, won WAMMA heavyweight title and defended it twice, won Rings Absolute Class Tournament in 2002, four-time gold-medalist at the Combat Sambo World Championships, six-time gold-medalist at the Russian Sambo Championships.
Henderson: Won PRIDE welterweight (183 pounds) and middleweight (205 pounds) titles and held them concurrently, won Strikeforce Light Heavyweight title, won Rings King of Kings 1999 tournament, competed in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics, won gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2000 Pan Am Championships, once bear-hugged two PRIDE girls immediately after a fight.
Advantage: How ’bout a hand for both men?
NUMBER OF TEETH
Fedor: 32, to our knowledge
Damn, this matchup was closer than we thought, but Fedor Emelianenko clearly has the edge on paper. How do you think it’ll play out on July 30th?