With the Octagon hosting countless blockbuster shows this Holiday Season, it’s understandable to forget their stateside rivals are arranging an end of the year bash as well.
“Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu II” takes place inside the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri and features a light heavyweight rematch between former multi-divisional Pride champ Dan Henderson and Renato “Babalu” Sobral.
Moments after narrowly beating Robbie Lawler at “Strikeforce: Los Angeles” this past June, Babalu passed on an opportunity to challenge then-champ and buddy Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal for his crown. Instead, he had redemption on his mind as he called for the MMA legend.
Henderson took a controversial majority decision against Babalu in Japan’s Rings organization over 10 years ago.
Hendo is looking to rebound from a disappointing unanimous decision loss to Jake Shields in his debut for the San Jose, California based promotion.
To help generate some buzz for the December 4th fight card, Strikeforce has released the event’s official trailer:
Please click the media player below to watch the hype video: