Dan Henderson Quickly Losing Lead on Strikeforce Champ Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante

Written by Tom Ngo
March 5th, 2011

Apparently, the Gambling Gods did not like what they saw from Dan Henderson during Friday’s official weigh-ins. After tipping the scales at 204.5 pounds, the exact same tally as reigning light heavyweight king Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante, Hendo saw his betting line inauspiciously plummet.

Since their wagering odds first opened a couple of months back, Henderson had remained a steady 2-to-1 favorite to hoist the hardware this evening inside the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. However, following yesterday’s weight competition, the former PrideFC champion has fallen off to merely a -175 odds-on favorite.

The powers that be have pegged Feijao a +145 underdog against the MMA legend. The Brazilian was originally rated at +170.

Feijao shouldn’t feel too badly about his long shot status. Henderson was a 4.5-to-1 favorite when he lost to then-middleweight champion Jake Shields at “Strikeforce: Nashville” in April 2010.

It will be interesting to see how the money continues to move as game time approaches.

Showtime will broadcast tonight’s event at 10PM ET/PT.

Here are tonight’s complete list of investment options (Courtesy of BetUS):

Preliminary Bouts:

Favorite (-) Underdog (+)

J.P. Felty (N/A)
John Kuhner (N/A)

Marc Cofer (N/A)
Mitch Whitesel (N/A)

Mojo Horne +275
Brian Rogers -375

Jason Freeman +200
Jason Riley -260

Tyler Combs +325
Jorge Gurgel -450

Roger Bowling -280
Josh Thornburg +210

Main Bouts:

Billy Evangelista +110
Jorge Masvidal -140

Tim Kennedy -300
Melvin Manhoef +220

Liz Carmouche +300
Marloes Coenen -400

Dan Henderson -175
Rafael “Feijão” Cavalcante +145

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