Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante vs. Dan Henderson
Round 1: Feijao nails a leg kick to start things off. Henderson nails Feijao with a big punch and then gets on the ground with him, landing in the guard. A lack of action on the ground leads to a stand up. Henderson head hunting on the feet, ends up in the clinch. Back and forth with knees from both fighters in the clinch, but the referee has seen enough and separates them.
MMAWeekly scores R1 10-9 Dan Henderson
Round 2: Henderson swinging big shots, but doesn’t land anything solid. Feijao looks for a takedown, but Henderson reverses and lands a takedown of his own. Feijao is able to reverse and land on top of Henderson. A lull in action leads to a stand-up. Henderson stays on the attack, lands a leg kick, followed by a Superman punch and then a takedown, landing in half guard.
MMAWeekly scores R2 10-9 Dan Henderson
Round 3: Henderson moving forward immediately, throwing big punches. Henderson knocks Feijao down and follows him to the ground where he blasts away with punches and Feijao is out. Henderson is the new Strikeforce light heavyweight champion.
Dan Henderson def. Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante by TKO (strikes on the ground) at :50 seconds, R3