It looks like Dan Henderson’s thunderous ground and pound knockout victory over Renato “Babalu” Sobral last month has earned him a Strikeforce light heavyweight title shot against current champ Rafael Feijao. MMA Fighting reports that the fight is in the works for Strikeforce’s March 5 event.
Strikeforce has its sights set on a March 5 date for a light-heavyweight championship bout that would pit current kingpin Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante against challenger Dan Henderson, sources with knowledge of the situation have confirmed to MMA Fighting.
The fight, however, is not yet signed, with contract negotiations ongoing, though both fighters are training under the assumption they will be competing against each other that night.
According to the sources, both Strikeforce and the prospective fight participants are hopeful that an agreement could be reached, possibly as soon as within the next week.
Hendo wasn’t successful in his first Strikeforce title bid against Jake Shields, but he has always seemed to perform better at 205 where he doesn’t have to cut a lot of weight. A lot of people said he was done after the Shields fight, said he was too old, but the Babalu knockout proved he still has some gas left in the tank. Should be a good fight.