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Henderson-Babalu To Headline Dec. 4 Strikeforce/Showtime Event, Herschel Walker In Co-Main Event

Dan Henderson will return to action on Dec. 4 against Renato “Babalu” Sobral according to a report on MMA Junkie.

A long-rumored matchup between Dan Henderson (25-8 MMA, 0-1 SF) and Renato “Babalu” Sobral (36-8 MMA, 2-1 SF) will headline a currently unannounced Strikeforce event slated for Dec. 4 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

The fight is set for the light-heavyweight division and will air live on Showtime, according to multiple sources close to the event, who told ( that the promotion formally will announce the event early next week.

Herschel Walker is expected to compete in his second pro fight in the co-main event. His opponent is TBD at the moment.

A heavyweight match-up between Fedor Emelianenko and Antonio Silva was once rumored for the Dec. 4 card, but now appears to be “unlikely.” There’s still a possibility of it happening in January.

Also of note, depending on what time the event is set at, it could very well go head-to-head with the TUF 12 Finale on Spike TV.

Image via Esther Lin for Strikeforce/Showtime

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