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Looking Ahead to “Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu”

Written by Tom Ngo
November 24th, 2010
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Now that we can officially kiss “UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida” goodbye, let’s take a look ahead to the next major mixed martial arts event on the calendar.

“Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu II” takes place December 4th 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.

NFL star turned MMA fighter Herschel Walker will make his return to the cage against Scott Carson in the night’s co-main event.

Showtime will broadcast the card’s main bouts at 10PM ET/PT.

Here are the fighters scheduled to participate in the event:

Preliminary Bouts:

Jesse Finney vs. TBD
Ben Brown vs. J.W. Wright
Lee Brousseau vs. Mike Glenn
Fernando Bettega vs. Wayne Phillips
Justin Lawrence vs. Max Martytniouk
Terrell Brown vs. Patrick Cummins

Main Bouts:

Antonio “Big Foot’’ Silva vs. Valentijn Overeem
Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Lindland
Scott Smith vs. Paul Daley
Herschel Walker vs. Scott Carson
Renato “Babalu” Sobral vs. Dan Henderson (Light Heavyweight Bout)

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