Whoa Hendo in the 1st!
Round 1 - Emelianenko fights in the M-1 gloves, Henderson in the traditional Strikeforce red. Henderson opens with a massive flurry and Emelianenko is backpeddling, but he somehow survives. The firefight continues, and Henderson presses Emelianenko against the cage as they both catch a breather. Henderson works inside knees and then attempts a takedown, but Emelianenko grabs the cage, which prompts a warning from Herb Dean. Henderson has underhooks and works knees. Emelianenko calmly looks to his corner as the once-frantic pace slows. Various chants break out throughout the arena. The ref warns Henderosn he needs to see some action. He then breaks off with a punch and elbow combo that just miss. The fighters reset in the center. Emelianenko looks for an opening, but Henderson is waiting. Emelianenko, though, lands a right, and Henderson is forced to retreat and reset. Emelianenko unloads a barrage and drops Henderson with a right. Henderson looks out of it but somehow unloads a barrage from his knees and has the Russian in trouble. Emelianenko goes face first into the canvas, and Henderson pours on punishment to get the stoppage. A shocking finish and unbelievable fight. Dan Henderson def. Fedor Emelianenko via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 4:12