Strikeforce: Columbus | Feijao Cavalcante vs Dan HendersonCategory: MMA
MATCHUP: Rafael “Feijão” Cavalcante vs Dan “Hendo” Henderson
EVENT: Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson (Strikeforce: Columbus)
DATE: March 5, 2011
VENUE: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, United States
FIGHT DETAILS: Current Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Rafael “Feijão” Cavalcante defends his title against former Pride FC middleweight and welterweight champion Dan Henderson.
Brazilian Cavalcante (10 wins – 2 losses, 9 KOs / 1 submission) won the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship after defeating Muhammed Lawal at Strikeforce: Houston last August 21, 2010.
American Henderson (26 wins, 9 KOs – 8 losses) earned the title shot after knocking out Renato “Babalu” Sobral at Strikeforce: St. Louis last December 4, 2010.
FIGHT RESULT: Henderson defeated Cavalcante via KO (punch) at 0:50 of round 3 to win the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship.
Henderson started the third round by pushing Feijao into the cage with strikes. Feijao pushed him away, but then caught a right hand from Henderson. He fell to the ground, and Henderson pounced and finished off Feijao with a series of strikes to end it 50 seconds into the third round.
The fight had been headed towards a clinch-filled, five-round bout until Henderson was able to land the power shot that he’s become known for.
Hendo is age 40.
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