Strikeforce is not playing around with the Fedor vs Rogers main card. Not only will the greatest mixed martial artist be headlining the event, Strikeforce has put together 3 other big name fights to get us ready for the main event. In the co main event will be a battle for the vacant Strikeforce middleweight championship belt between MTV star Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Jake Shields. The beauty of all of this aswell is that it’s free on CBS this saturday.
Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko vs Brett “The Grim” Rogers – This fight is huge and can really be seen either way. In Fedors most recent fight which was against Andrei Arlovski last January, he showed some striking flaws against Arlovski until Arlovski got too confident and threw a flying knee that ended with him getting KO’ed. Brett Rogers most latest fight was also against Arlovski and he KO’ed Andrei in 14 seconds. It’s most likely fair to say that Fedor will have to get Rogers to the ground to avoid getting an upsetting KO, and he would have to get him to the ground quick in my opinion.
Pick: Fedor Emelianenko via 1st round submission
Jason “Mayhem” Miller vs Jake Shields – This fight is an exciting one. Both of these men are hungry for the belt which means that this is going to be a brawl. Both mens styles are similar. Shields might have the edge on the ground with his bjj and Mayhem has the edge on his feet but does not have KO power. I’m predicting that just like every Mayhem fight, this will be a ground fight.
Pick: Jake Shields via decision
Gegard “The Dreamcatcher” Mousasi vs Rameau Thierry “African Assassin” Sokoudjou – Another “little Fedor” fight but this time it’s not for the Strikeforce light heavyweight championship. Originally slated for DREAM 12, the bout was moved to this Strikeforce card. This should be an entertaining fight but I’m not seeing this one going to the judges.
Pick: Gegard Mousasi via 2nd round submission
Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum vs Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva – Fabricio Werdum is one tough guy who in my opinion should still be in the UFC. Bigfoot Silva is no slouch either only loosing 1 of his MMA fights but he is stepping into dangerous territory with Werdum who has KO’ed other big Brazilians like Gabriel Gonzaga.
Pick: Werdum via 2nd round TKO
There you have my picks for the Strikeforce: Fedor vs Rogers card. This is going to be a night of must see fights and I am excited to see the results of this amazing card. Tune in this saturday on CBS at 8:00 pm EST.