Then-Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael Feijão stated he would use Jiu-Jitsu to surprise Dan Henderson this Saturday night. But it didn’t happen. Feijão (10w, 3l), who came by all his wins via heavy hands or potent knees, looked to define the bout on the feet, and Hendo could be thankful for it.
With a potent right, Henderson put out Feijão’s lights and added another title to his vast collection.
Nevertheless, the fight was the Brazilian’s up until the second round. In the first, Feijão was close to knocking out the two-time Olympic wrestler. In the second, Dan held back Rafael’s momentum using takedowns, sealing the deal in the third.
Check out the complete results from the event replete with exciting finishes:
Strikeforce – Feijão vs Henderson
March 5, 2011
John Kuhner submitted John Felty via triangle at 4:31 min of R2
Mitch Whitesel submitted Marc Cofer via guillotine at 3:55 min of fighting
Brian Rogers defeated Ian Rammel via technical knockout at 4:23 min of fighting
Jay Freeman defeated Jason Riley via desistance (strikes) at 1:52 min of fighting
Jorge Gurgel submitted Billy Vaughan at 0.44 min of fighting
Roger Bowling defeated Josh Thornburg via unanimous decision
Jorge Masvidal defeated Billy Evangelista via unanimous decision
Tim Kennedy submitted Melvin Manhoef via rear-naked choke at 3:41 min
Marloes Coenen submitted Liz Carmouche via triangle at 1:29 min of R4
Dan Henderson defeated Rafael Cavalcante via technical knockout at 0.50 min of R2