Rafael Feijão dominated the standup action and knocked out champion King Mo to take the Strikeforce light heavyweight belt this Saturday in Houston. While still in the cage, the fighter made a point of giving thanks for his sharp striking game.
“I’ve got new boxing and muay thai trainers. This result is not just mine, but my trainers’, my team’s, Team Nogueira’s, my training partners’. I owe them for this. They back me up,” he stated.
On the secret to his success, his ninth knockout win, he summed things up:
“Someone asked me before the fight what the key to winning is. It’s train, train, train…” said Feijão.
The belt now strapped around his waist is fulfillment of a desire the fighter has always pursued.
“I’m just living my dream. This is my dream; I always wanted to be here. Now I’m here,” he finished.
Check out the belt-winning knockout: