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Several offshore sports books released odds for the July 30th superfight between former Pride heavyweight champ Fedor Emelianenko and current Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Dan Henderson. Courtesy of Best Fight Odds:
(These odds should update on their own.)
At the time of writing, the -253/+225 line is available at Pinnacle, which does not accept American customers. The readily-available line for those in the States is -275/+215.
Emelianenko is 1-2 in three Strikeforce fights; his losses to Fabricio Werdum and Antonio Silva being the first since the infamous doctor's stoppage loss to Tsuyoshi Kohsaka during a Rings tournament in 2000. The best-available lines on Emelianenko closed at -450 vs. Silva, -480 vs. Werdum, and -505 vs. Brett Rogers.
Henderson is 2-1 in his three Strikeforce bouts, his lone loss coming by decision to Jake Shields at middleweight. He defeated Rafael Cavalcante in March to become Strikeforce's 205-pound champion. The best-available lines on Henderson closed at -128 vs. "Feijao", -250 vs. Renato Sobral, and -340 vs. Jake Shields.
According to SB Nation's Jonathan Snowden, Strikeforce will promote the bout at heavyweight, but both fighters have agreed to a 220-pound catchweight limit.