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‘Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers’ Intro Video — No Empire Lasts Forever

(Props: shosports via Bloody Elbow)

Behold, the opening video for tonight’s broadcast of Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers (CBS, 9 p.m. ET/PT). As Strikeforce doesn’t have the rights to show clips from Emelianenko‘s last two Affliction fights, we have to settle for a montage of Sherdog photos soundtracked by Mauro Ranallo’s high-pitched re-enactments. But we do dig the Citizen Kane-esque shots of Fedor perched in this throne in the middle of a broken-down warehouse. Is Rogers ready to take the crown. Or will his coup attempt end in a humiliating public execution?

Not that it matters much, but Emelianenko/Rogers will in fact be contested for Emelianenko’s WAMMA heavyweight title. Said Vadim Finkelchtein: “Recognizing Fedor as the undisputed WAMMA heavyweight champion means that Fedor is the world champion wherever and whenever he fights.” Suck it, Overeem.

After the jump: Footage from yesterday’s Fedor vs. Rogers weigh-ins, courtesy of MMA Fanhouse.

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Casa de los pantelones- November 7, 2009 at 5:33 pm
no, because he's a little pudgey and seems cudly...
ElTerrible78- November 7, 2009 at 5:33 pm
Fedor is easily one of the most likable guys in the sport. knee_strike cannot possibly be serious with that "despite the fact" comment. I do have to admit, however, that I was incensed (INCENSED, I tell you!) by the way Sokoudjou was looking at Mousasi. Lecherous.
steampunk22- November 7, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Hope everyone has a good time watching the fights tonight! Hope we get a good show!
knee_strike- November 7, 2009 at 4:31 pm
No, the crowd went wild for Fedor DESPITE the fact that he's white. (Thanks, mainstream media!)
ben dover- November 7, 2009 at 3:52 pm
^^^because he's white right?
knee_strike- November 7, 2009 at 3:15 pm
Wow. The crowd went wild for Fedor after his weigh-in. Then again, how could they not? The guy is so easy to like.
RearNakedPoke- November 7, 2009 at 3:00 pm
Fedor and Miller FTW!!!!
Walrus- November 7, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Fedor actually starred his opponent in the eyes.

This is not normal. We may have to chance the betting odds.
MachidaVsSilva- November 7, 2009 at 11:24 am
Good card.
busted_cranium- November 7, 2009 at 11:23 am
Put a disproportionately small crown on Fedor nugget while he's sitting on that throne and you have a spitting image of King Hippo.
Just A Wrestler- November 7, 2009 at 11:10 am
Elton johns Saturday nights all right for fighting. all day
I Work At Initech- November 7, 2009 at 10:33 am
Oh God! I totally forgot that we're going to have to suffer through Mauro's pathetic voice and completely worthless commentary during the fights tonight! Where is the Fight Professor, PLEASE bring him back!
KJGould- November 7, 2009 at 9:50 am
I like how they emphasise "SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS!" and don't mention Strikeforce, AT ALL. Maybe CBS doesn't want to advertise the promotion just incase they have another Elite XC situation, but I can't help but feel Coker might be getting the raw end of this deal.
Serpente- November 7, 2009 at 9:48 am
Mousasi via murder Rd.1
kellyman- November 7, 2009 at 9:44 am
Looks like Sokoudjou knows what's coming... I think even he'll be impressed if he makes it to the second round.
I'm sort of even rooting for him, knowing that the odds are definitely in Sweet Sassy's favour.
se7ensenses- November 7, 2009 at 9:38 am
Verdum could go for a liver punch and STILL hit that dude in the chin.
831 Son- November 7, 2009 at 9:38 am
5:17 both of them make crazy eye contact at us.
ubidoob- November 7, 2009 at 9:30 am

I'm looking forward to Fedors/Rogers and Miller/Shields.
I think Rogers is going to pull an upset and Shielsd will retain the belt.