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“Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson” Results: Dan Henderson KOs Feijao to Win Title

Dan Henderson knocked out Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante in the third-round to win the 205-pound title in the main event of Saturday’s “Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson” event in Columbus, Ohio.

Feijao got off to a strong start with an early knockdown, but Henderson recovered with a pair of takedowns in the second before an overhand right dropped Feijao and several more punches on the ground ended the bout 50-seconds into the third.

Henderson improves to 27-8 after winning his latest belt, joining titles from the UFC and PRIDE, while Feijao falls to 10-3 with his three-fight win streak snapped.

In the co-main event, women’s welterweight champion Marloes Coenen outlasted Liz Carmouche for a fourth-round submission to retain her title, while Tim Kennedy and Jorge Masvidal also earned wins on the Showtime-televised main card.

The “Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson” results were:


  • Dan Henderson def. champ Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante via KO (punches) – Round 3, 0:50
    Strikeforce light heavyweight championship
  • Champ Marloes Coenen def. Liz Carmouche via submission (triangle choke) – Round 4, 1:29
    Strikeforce women’s welterweight championship
  • Tim Kennedy def. Melvin Manhoef via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 3:41
  • Jorge Masvidal def. Billy Evangelista via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


  • Roger Bowling def. Josh Thornburg via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Jorge Gurgel def. Billy Vaughn via submission (guillotine) – Round 1, 0:44
  • Jason Freeman def. Jason Riley via submission (strikes) – Round 1, 1:52

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Pictured: Dan Henderson


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