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Fedor Emelianenko vs. Fabricio Werdum, Dan Henderson vs. Jake Shields Likely For April Strikeforce on CBS

Fedor EmelianenkoA recently-reported April Strikeforce event on CBS is likely to be headlined by top-ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko vs. Fabricio Werdum, and is also expected to feature Dan Henderson’s promotional debut against middleweight champion Jake Shields, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker announced on Saturday.

Emelianenko (31-1) defeated Brett Rogers in November in his Strikeforce debut on CBS for his 27th-straight win, while Werdum has won back-to-back Strikeforce fights over Mike Kyle and Antonio Silva after being cut by the UFC last year.

Henderson (25-7) won three-straight over Rousimar Palhares, Rich Franklin, and Michael Bisping in the UFC before signing with Strikeforce earlier this month, while Shields (24-4-1) won his 13th-straight by defeating Jason “Mayhem” Miller in November to win the middleweight title.

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