Participants from Strikeforce Challengers 17 and Strikeforce Challengers 18 offer their predictions for the main event of Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson, which takes place this Saturday, July 30, live on Showtime. The main, quite obviously, is Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson.
There isn't a whole lot to this video. All of the fighters are rightly reverential of Emelianenko and Henderson, but several, if not most, of the picks fall along lines of loyalty. Ovince St. Preux and Keith Berry both predict Henderson will win, but both trained with Henderson as well. Perhaps I'm overstating the connection, but it comes as little surprise a Russian national with a sambo background backed Emelianenko.
Still, Sarah Kaufman seemed to earnestly believe Henderson would win while Bobby Voelker leaned towards Emelianenko. Despite the loyalties in this video, there does appear to be a natural schism among MMA fans with respect to the eventual victor. That speaks to matchmaking which properly seized a moment in time.