Dan Henderson is a champion again
COLUMBUS, OHIO--Former PRIDE FC middleweight and light heavyweight champion Dan "Hendo" Henderson defeated Rafael Cavalcante via by knockout at :50 of the third round to capture the Strikeforce light heavyweight title.
At the ripe old age of 40, Hendo (27-8 MMA, 2-1 SF) surprised the Nogueira protege' with his tremendous strength and takedowns, despite Feijao's (10-3 MMA, 3-2 SF) size advantage.
The Team Quest co-founder will be watching intently on April 9, as Strikeforce light heavyweights Mike Kyle (18-8-(1) MMA, 2-3-1 SF ) and Gegard Mousasi (30-3-1 MMA, 2-1 SF) face off in what will be an unofficial number one contender's match.
The Strikeforce light heavyweight title is Hendo's fifth major championship in MMA, previously winning the UFC 17 middleweight tournament, PRIDE 2005 Welterweight Grand Prix, as well as being the only professional fighter to hold two titles simultaneously (PRIDE middleweight and welterweight belts).
While Hendo is an Olympic wrestler, he has been just as well known by fight fans for his viscious knockout power, with other notable KO wins over Michael
SpitsBisping, Renato Sobral, and Wanderlei Silva.