Following every UFC and Strikeforce event, The MMA Corner will break down the event and suggest fights the promotion should make in the future. This week, our focus is on “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson,” which took place on  July 30 from the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Dan Henderson vs. Gegard Mousasi

This would be a big match-up in the light heavyweight divsion as “Hendo” is coming off his huge win over Fedor.

Mousasi competed in Strikeforce in April, fighting to a draw against former UFC contender Keith Jardine.  It was a fight in which many believed Mousasi should have been declared the victor.

A veteran of 36 professional fights, Mousasi also holds a belt of his own in Japan under the Dream promotion. He successfully defended the Dream title against Hiroshi Izumi in July.

If a Mousasi-Jardine rematch isn’t made, “The Dreamcatcher” would be a favorable match-up for the champion, Henderson.

Fedor Emelianenko retirement

For “The Last Emperor,” his career is slowly coming to an end.

Having now lost three consecutive bouts, all coming by early stoppage, Fedor has some thinking to do on whether to continue competing.

If you look at legends from the past, such as Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell, both announced their retirement following disappointing losses.

My hunch is that Fedor will do the same, but it’s hard to say. He says he will rely on God to make a decision.

Miesha Tate vs. Sarah Kaufman II

After her impressive win over Marloes Coenen to capture the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight crown, Tate will now put her belt on the line against Kaufman, whom she lost to in 2009.

Tate was able to defeat the champion by taking a page out of Coenen’s game, putting her on the mat, and locking in a choke midway through round four.

Kaufman was able to earn herself a title shot after her win over Liz Carmouche at Strikeforce Challengers 17.

In the first meeting between Tate and Kaufman, the Canadian Kaufman came out on top by controlling Tate for all three rounds.

Marloes Coenen vs. Liz Carmouche II

Coenen and Carmouche fought for the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight belt in March and should get matched up once again.

Coenen was unsuccesful in defending her title, falling to a submission against Miesha Tate.

Just like Coenen, Carmouche is coming off a loss. She was defeated by Sarah Kaufman recently by decision.

This is a no-brainer fight to make as both women are coming off losses. Another defeat for either lady would devastate their career.

Tim Kennedy vs. Ronaldo Souza-Luke Rockhold winner

Kennedy was able to defeat a tough fighter in Robbie Lawler on Saturday and will now look to get revenge on “Jacare” Souza.

Souza defeated Kennedy in Aug. 2010, earning himself the vacant Strikeforce middleweight championship.

The champion will now put his belt on the line against Rockhold in September of this year. The winner of that contest will more than  likely take on former U.S. Army Ranger Kennedy.

Tyron Woodley vs. Tarec Saffiedine

These two met in January, with Woodley coming out on top by earning a unanimous decision.

Woodley and Saffiedine will more than likely meet once again, except the stakes are higher this time.

This fight will dicate who gets the vacant Strikeforce welterweight championship, which was vacated by Nick Diaz when he chose to fight in the UFC.

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Corey Adams
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Corey Adams didn't grow up watching mixed martial arts, considering the UFC was just getting started the year he was born, but in his teenage years, witnessed the action and has fallen in love with the sport. Corey was the first to join The MMA Corner staff -- other than founder Josh Davis -- and has been writing for the site ever since. Corey attends Austin Peay State University, where he majors in Communications with a focus on journalism. When he's not covering MMA, Corey is still writing on many sports with both local and campus newspapers. His favorite sports teams are the Atlanta Braves and Denver Broncos. Follow him on Twitter at the link below.