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Feijao vs. Henderson Title Fight Confirmed for Strikeforce: Columbus on March 5

FeijaoA rumored matchup between Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante and UFC veteran Dan Henderson was confirmed by Feijao’s manager Ed Soares to MMAWeekly on Tuesday.

The title fight is expected to headline Strikeforce: Columbus on March 5 in Columbus, Ohio.

“That’s the fight that we’re training for. It should be a good fight. Feijao and Dan Henderson, that’s gonna be a great bout,” Soares stated.

Feijao became light heavyweight champion at Strikeforce: Houston this past August with a TKO win over Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. Henderson earned a title shot with his own impressive knockout victory over fellow veteran, Renato “Babalu” Sobral, in December at Strikeforce: Henderson vs Sobral II.

Strikeforce: Columbus has yet to be confirmed by the promotion but is expected to take place on March 5 at the Nationwide Arena and will coincide with the Arnold Sports Festival.

The UFC occupied that spot for several years, holding events in Columbus during the Festival from 2007-2009. The UFC did not hold an event during the Festival last year, instead allowing that spot to be occupied by the WEC.

Another rumored match up for the Showtime-televised event is Tim Kennedy vs Jason “Mayhem” Miller. Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, Jorge Gurgel, and Paul Daley are also rumored to be participating in the event.

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