Now that the shock of Fedor Emelianenko’s elimination from Strikeforce’s Heavyweight Grand Prix has worn off, it’s back to business for MMA’s other promotion. Four days removed from their record-setting performance on Showtime, the San Jose, California based company has released the official event poster for “Feijao vs. Henderson.”
The March 5th show takes place inside the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The hexagon’s Buckeye State debut will feature a pair of spectacular championship scraps.
Light heavyweight champ Rafael “Feijao’’ Cavalcante defends his crown against Dan Henderson in the night’s featured contest, while Marloes Coenen puts her 135-pound belt on the line against Miesha Tate in the card’s co-main event.
In addition, American military hero Tim Kennedy will stand opposite Melvin Manhoef in a middleweight affair.
Here are the athletes expected to participate in the Showtime broadcast:
Roger Bowling vs. TBD
Jorge Gurgel vs. TBD
Billy Evangelista vs. Jorge Masvidal
Tim Kennedy vs. Melvin Manhoef
Miesha Tate vs Marloes Coenen (Strikeforce Women’s 135-Pound Champion)
Dan Henderson vs. Rafael “Feijão” Cavalcante (Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion)