Strikeforce will make their first appearance in the state of Ohio this Saturday for Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The main portion of the card will be shown live on Showtime starting at 7pm PT / 10pm ET.
The Strikeforce light heavyweight championship belt will be on the line in the night’s main event as Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (10-2) makes his first title defense against MMA legend, Dan Henderson (26-8). Cavalcante captured the light heavyweight strap at Strikeforce: Houston when he defeated “King Mo” Lawal by third round TKO. Cavalcante will have his hands full with the more experienced Henderson, who will be looking to capture gold for the third time.
Also making her first title defense on the card is Marloes Coenen (18-4) who captured her first title last October by submitting Sarah Kaufman at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons 2. Coenen will be facing Liz Carmouche (5-0), who was a late replacement for the injured Miesha Tate. Carmouche is not only fighting on short notice but she will also be taking a major step up in competition.
Along with the usually site predictions, back for another go around we also bring you predictions from a couple of our great twitter followers.
Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson Televised Card:
155 lbs.: Billy Evangelista vs. Jorge Masvidal
185 lbs.: Tim Kennedy vs. Melvin Manhoef
145 lbs.: Marloes Coenen vs. Liz Carmouche (Title fight)
205 lbs.: Rafael Cavalcante vs. Dan Henderson (Title fight)
MMAValor - Masvidal, Kennedy, Coenen, Henderson
Statcyde – Masvidal, Kennedy, Coenen, Henderson
MitchWestphal - Masvidal, Kennedy, Coenen, Henderson
Dannyrube – Evangelista, Manhoef, Coenen, Cavalcante