Last night Dan Henderson defeated Rafael Cavalcante to become the new Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion. Henderson has now added to his collection of titles that also includes the PRIDE World Middleweight Championship and the PRIDE World Welterweight Championship. At 40 years old he is still winning titles and taking on the best that MMA has to offer. He’s fought the best of the best in MMA and proved that his experience pays off everytime. Other results on the show include:
-Women’s Welterweight Championship bout: Marloes Coenen (c) vs. Liz Carmouche
Coenen defeated Carmouche by submission (triangle choke) at 1:29 in round 4
-Middleweight bout: United States Tim Kennedy vs. Netherlands Melvin Manhoef
Kennedy defeated Manhoef by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:41 in round 1.
-Lightweight bout: Jorge Masvidal vs. Billy Evangelista
Masvidal defeated Evangelista by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Obviously Strikeforce does not have the star power that UFC does but their are some upcoming fights that caught my eye including:
Welterweight Championship bout: Nick Diaz (c) vs. Paul Daley
Heavyweight Grand Prix quarterfinal bout: Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum
Heavyweight Grand Prix quarterfinal bout: Josh Barnett vs. Brett Rogers
All of three of those fights are solid and are worth watching. Keep checking back for more Strikeforce news and matches because you never know when they are going to put something crazy together.