Strikeforce open workout pics & quotes: Fedor, “Mayhem,” Mousasi, Werdum, Silva

Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce - Fedor Emelianenko listens to questions from the media about his fight upcoming Nov. 7 fight with Brett Rogers.

(PRESS RELEASE) – The famed Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko, Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi, colorful, flamboyant Jason “Mayhem” Miller and heavyweights Fabricio Werdum and Antonio “Big Foot” Silva” participated in a media workout Wednesday at POW Kickboxing.

In three days, on Saturday, Nov. 7, the talented Mixed Martial Arts fighters will be featured on a fight card at the Sears Centre on the CBS Television Network (9 p.m. ET/PT).

Fedor (30-1, 1 NC), of Russia, will be opposed by undefeated, hard-hitting Brett Rogers (10-0) of St. Paul, Minn., in the main event.

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Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers betting odds

This Saturday night, Nov. 7, 2009, one of the most significant events in MMA history will take place on prime time network television. For the first time ever, Fedor Emelianenko will step inside the Strikeforce cage to put his skills on display for the entire world to see as he takes on the enormous Brett “The Grim” Rogers LIVE on CBS.

This time more than ever, the American public will be introduced to what true high level mixed martial arts is all about. There’s no fifty dollar pay-per-view, no 21-and-over sports bar to get into, “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers” will by available on free public television. It really is a dream come true for the fans, the athletes, and the sport.

Strikeforce (along with M-1 Global) has put together one hell of a card, and ProMMA.info will be there ring side providing live play-by-play commentary. We will be in Fresno for the Strikeforce Challengers event on Nov. 6 as well, so stick with us this week, it’s going to be a big one!

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Paradise Warrior Retreat returns with unprecedented training and speaking seminars on November 7th & 8th in Chicago

MMA Fighters Fedor, Mousasi, Arlovski, Babalu, Werdum and MMA Trainers Tomkins, Miletich, Bormet, Mango part of the PWR All Star Weekend in Chicago.

CHICAGO, IL (October 22, 2009)-  Paradise Warrior Retreat (PWR), in cooperation with M-1 Global, announced today its 14th celebrity-filled retreat to be held on November 7th and 8th in Chicago, Illinois.  PWR 14 will take place around the historic Strikeforce/M-1 Global Fedor vs. Rogers show at Sears Centre Arena in Chicago, Illinois.

While millions of viewers watch the historic Fedor vs. Rogers show on CBS television and live at the Sears Centre Arena, PWR 14 participants will experience an exciting weekend of meeting and learning from legendary fighters and elite trainers from the sport of MMA.

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Strikeforce televised CBS fight card announced for Nov. 7 event

STRIKEFORCE and M-1 Global today officially announced the CBS televised portion of their fight card scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7 (9:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) from the Sears Centre Arena in Chicago, Ill.

“We’re looking forward to delivering an explosive night of world class MMA action on CBS,” said Scott Coker, Founder and CEO of STRIKEFORCE.  “We have the world’s # 1 fighter, Fedor, making his network primetime debut against an undefeated powerhouse in Brett Rogers and, with the stars lined up for the remainder of the card, it is bound to be an exciting night of television.”

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Strikeforce “Carano vs. Cyborg” photo gallery

“Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg” took place on Aug. 15, 2009 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The big winners of the night were Santos, Melendez, Mousasi, and Werdum. Here are some photos of the fighters in action.
Photo by: Esther Lin/STRIKEFORCEPhoto by: Esther Lin/STRIKEFORCE
more photos after the jump…

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PRO MMA “Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg” staff picks

Photo Credit: Esther Lin/Strikeforce -- There’s only five days left before the highly anticipated showdown that has been brewing for almost two years.
Photo Credit: Esther Lin/Strikeforce -- There’s only five days left before the highly anticipated showdown that has been brewing for almost two years.

Once again the PRO MMA (promma.info) staff has come together to lend our oh so professional opinions on this weekend’s “Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg” event. Together we summoned the power of the MMA gods to grant us wisdom and insight into this historical evening headlined by Gina Carano vs. Cristiane Santos.

We have made our predictions for the main card, so check our picks and let us know what you think. Do you agree or disagree? Who is right on the money and who is off their rocker? “Carano vs. Cyborg” takes place Sat., Aug. 15, 2009 and airs on Showtime beginning at 10:30 p.m. CT/PT.

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Strikeforce fighters a possibility for Affliction Trilogy main event

During today’s conference call Affliction’s Tom Atencio confirmed that a Strikeforce fighter could replace Josh Barnett against Fedor Emelianenko at Affliction Trilogy. When asked about Strikeforce fighters, Tom Atencio said, “we do work with Strikeforce, we definitely share fighters, so we’re definitely talking to them.”

This announcement makes several potential opponents available for the job. Fabricio Werdum whose opponent, Alistair Overeem, recently pulled out and Brett Rogers would be the leading candidates to replace Josh Barnett.

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Re-injured hand forces Alistair Overeem out of scheduled title defense against Fabricio Werdum on Aug. 15

NEW YORK (July 21, 2009)– STRIKEFORCE Heavyweight Champion Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem has re-injured a hand and will not be able to defend his title against Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California on Saturday, August 15.

The other three STRIKEFORCE world championship fights remain intact: Gina Carano will collide with Cris Cyborg in the main event and the first STRIKEFORCE women’s 145-pound championship fight in history.

Nick Diaz and Joe “Diesel” Riggs will revisit their bitter rivalry in the first-ever STRIKEFORCE welterweight (170 pounds) championship matchup and Josh “The Punk” Thomson will risk his lightweight (155 pounds) belt against former champion Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez.

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Alistair Overeem to defend Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship against old rival Fabricio Werdum on Aug. 15

Rematch Will Precede Carano vs. Cyborg Main Event Live on SHOWTIME from HP Pavilion, San Jose, Calif.

NEW YORK (July 6, 2009)–STRIKEFORCE World Heavyweight Champion Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem (29-11) will put his coveted title on the line and, at the same time, attempt to avenge a previous defeat when he squares off with old nemesis and two-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum (11-4-1) during the live, SHOWTIME® telecast of STRIKEFORCE: “Carano vs. Cyborg” from San Jose, California’s HP Pavilion on Saturday, August 15.

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PRO MMA – STRIKEFORCE Post Fight Press Conference Special

PRO MMA (promma.info) was on hand for the STRIKEFORCE: SHAMROCK vs. DIAZ post-fight press conference following the night of fights. CEO Scott Coker, Royce Gracie, Tito Ortiz and more took to the mic and spoke with the press. A possible Heavyweight match-up was teased and one former UFC Heavyweight champion signed with the San Jose … Read more