Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum Odds
Strikeforce puts their top draw on display this weekend when Fedor Emelianenko returns to the ring to face Fabricio Werdum at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum.
As always Fedor is heavily favored in Saturday night's bout. “The Last Emperor” is a -650 favorite at Bovada in the fight as he tries to extend his winning streak to 12. Fedor's last fight was at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers in November. He faced then-undefeated Brett Rogers and handed him his first defeat by TKO in the second round.
That improved Fedor’s MMA record to 32-1 with nine wins by KO and 16 by submission. Fedor has been so dominant in recent years that most fighters are unable to even go the distance in his fights. His last eight fights have all ended by either KO or submission, and going back even further only two of his last 19 fights have gone to judge’s decision.
Werdum is a big underdog at +375 at Bovada, but he isn't a pushover that Fedor can just roll over. Werdum last fought at the November Strikeforce event where he defeated Antonio Silva by unanimous decision.
This one could and likely will go a little longer than most of Fedor's fights, but expect the same results with Fedor coming out on top.
Also on the fight card this weekend is a women's featherweight championship bout between champ Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos and challenger Jan Finney.
This will be Cyborg's second title defense after successfully defending against Marloes Coenen at Strikeforce: Miami in January. Cyborg took care of Coenen by KO in the third round to extend her unbeaten streak to nine fights. She stands at 9-1 in her MMA career with seven wins by KO and is a huge favorite versus Coenen at -2000. Coenen will be making her Strikeforce debut in the fight, but enters the promotion having won her last four fights.
She last fought at a Freestyle Cage Fighting event in March where she defeated Adrienna Jenkins by split decision. Finney is 8-7 in her MMA career, but has only lost by KO once. That will likely change against Cyborg.
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Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum Odds Heavyweight
Fedor Emelianenko -650 Fabricio Wedum +375
Cristiane Santos -2000 Jan Finney +800
Cung Le -350 Scott Smith +225
Josh Thomson -500 Pat Healy +300