The StrikeForce: Feijao vs. Hendo event took place last Saturday 03/06/11 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH during the Arnold Sports Festival weekend following the Arnold Classic Expo. It was an action packed event with only 2 bouts out of the 10 total fights going to decision. The co main event featured StrikeForce's Women's Welterweight Champion Marloes Coenen as she took on last minute replacement Liz Carmouche. Carmouche stepped in for an injured Meisha Tate just 2 weeks prior to the fight but she was plenty of game. Carmouche took the champion down and was dominating her 2 out of the 3 rounds before Coenen pulled out a prayer triangle choke that ended the bout in 1:29 of Rd. 4. Coenan admitted to "getting her ass kicked" before pulling out the hail mary submission. It was reminiscence of Anderson Silva's hail mary submission of Chael Sonnen at UFC 117 after being dominated in all of the 5 rounds. Speaking of Silva, his close friend and training partner Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante defended the Light Heavy Weight Title against UFC and Pride veteran Dan Henderson in the evening's main event. The fight was a close back in forth battle before Henderson caught Feijao with his signature right hook in the 3rd round. Feijao went down and Henderson quickly followed up with a few hard punches to his downed opponent to stop the fight.
Full Results Below:
- Roger Bowling def. Josh Thornburg via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
- Jorge Gurgel def. Billy Vaughn via Submission (guillotine choke) - Round 1, 0:44.
- Jason Freeman def. Jason Riley via submission (strikes) - Round 1, 1:52.
- Brian Rogers def. Ian Rammel via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 4:23.
- Mitch Whitesel def. Marc Cofer via Submission (Guillotine Choke) - Round 1, 3:55.
- John Kuhner def. J.P. Felty via Submission (Triangle Choke) - Round 2, 4:31.
- Jorge Masvidal d. Billy Evangelista (Decision/Unanimous)
- Tim Kennedy d. Melvin Manhoef (Submission/Rear Naked Choke) R1 3:41
- Marloes Coenen d. Liz Carmouche (Submission/Triangle Choke) R4 1:29
- Dan Henderson d. Rafael Cavalcante (TKO/Punches) R3 0:50
Check out some pictures of the event below:
Josh Barnett, Big John McCarthy, Duane Ludwig, Fairfax Hackley, Fred George
Antonio "Big Foot" Silva
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