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“Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson” Live Results

Strikeforce is firing up once again with this evening’s “Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson” extravaganza in coordination with the annual Arnold Sports Festival in hopes of pumping YOU up! In co-headlining action, Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante will put his light heavyweight belt up for grabs against hard-hitting grappler Dan Henderson while 135-pound female champ Marloes Coenen defends her strap against undefeated Liz Carmouche.

Also on the main card, former Green Beret Tim Kennedy will face ferocious Dutch kickboxer Melvin Manhoef and 11-0 Billy Evangelista will look to maintain his perfect record against debuting lightweight Jorge Masvidal.

Fans can tune in to watch the festivities begin starting at 10:00 PM EST on Showtime.

As always, Five Ounces of Pain will be here to provide live coverage but this time around with special in-arena offerings from our own Jeremy Lambert. Read below as he gives you insight from the floor as well as a detailed rundown of tonight’s action:


J.P. Felty vs. John Kuhner

Round One: Felty went for takedowns early but they were stuffed. He eventually got him down and took his back but Kuhner was right back up. Felty was constantly tagging Kuhner with a left hook. Felty managed to get a takedown with just under 2 minutes left but didn’t really do anything with it. Slow round for the most part. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Kuhner.

Round Two: Kuhner got an early takedown, quickly got the back, and tried to finish with a choke but Felty survived. Kuhner spent pretty much the entire rest of the round pounding on Kuhner from mount and back mount. Kuhner finally locked on a mounted triangle, rolled to his back, and Felty went out with about 30 seconds left in the round.

Result: John Kuhner def. JP Felty via Submission Round 2 (Triangle Choke)

Live Note: Josh Barnett is sitting cageside to take in the action.

Marc Cofer vs. Mitch Whitesel

Round One: All in the clinch early with neither man getting an advantage. Not much going on in this fight. Whitesel got a takedown and tried to lock on a guillotine as Cofer got up. He managed to lock it up and Coger was forced to tap out.

Result: Mitch Whitesel def. Marc Cofer via Submission Round 1 (Guillotine Choke)

Brian Rogers vs. Ian Rammell

Round One: Big right early by Rogers and then he easily stuffs a takedown. Rogers landing the straight right at will. Rammell went for another takedown, failed, and then flopped to his back. Rogers let him up and then continued to catch him with the straight right. Things started to slow down just before Rammell landed a cracking spinning backfist. Rogers tried to press forward with a flurry but Rammell evaded well. Rogers dropped Rammell with a left hook and then pounded him out until the ref jumped in to stop things.

Result: Brian Rogers def. Ian Rammell via TKO Round 1 (Punches)

Live Note: Rogers was very excited after the win, jumping up and down in the cage. He then went into the crowd and started to celebrate with ringside seated fans. Herschel Walker and Mike Kyle just walked by the media table. Walker caught the attention of the crowd. Big John McCarthy taking pictures with ringside fans. He’s in a hat and hoodie so don’t expect to see him referee tonight. Randy Couture just arrived. A lot of fans coming to greet him. Josh Thomson is also in the building. He’s not as popular as Couture.

Jason Riley vs. Jason Freeman

Round One: Feeling out process early before Riley dropped Freeman with a punch. Riley tried to finish but Freeman survived and got to his feet. Freeman then came back, dropped Riley with a right hand, and finished him on the ground with strikes. Really good action and a nice turn of events.

Result: Jason Freeman def. Jason Riley via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)

Jorge Gurgel vs. Billy Vaughan

Round One: Vaughan went for an early takedown but Gurgel stuffed it and tried to lock on a guillotine. Gurgel jumped guard with the choke and forced Vaughan to tap out.

Result: Jorge Gurgel def. Billy Vaughan via Submission Round 1 (Guillotine Choke)

Live Note: Antonio Silva just walked by holding his daughters hands. He caught the attention of a lot of fans. Hopefully they don’t seat him next to Barnett.Josh Thomson was right behind him, once again just blending in.

Roger Bowlingvs. Josh Thornburg

Round One: Thornburg immediately went for a guillotine but Bowling got his head out and ended up on top. Bowling landed some good punches on top before Thornburg was able to get up. Bowling was tagged Thornburg on the feet so Thornburg clinched and ate some knees for his trouble before breaking. Bowling continued to tee off on Thornburg on the feet. Thornburg landed an uppercut but Bowling got a takedown. Bowling ended up mounting Thornburg and getting his back but couldn’t finish with the choke. Bowling ended the round on top and in half guard, landing short punches. Good round for Bowling after an early scare. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Bowling.

Round Two: Quick takedown by Bowling. He got half guard but only managed to land short punches. Crowd getting restless as Bowling not doing much on top but staying just active enough not to get stood up. The ref finally stood them up with a minute and a half remaining in the round. Bowling constantly landed the left hook but Thornburg has a hell of a chin. Thornburg got a takedown right into mount but Bowling quickly swept him over into guard, where he stayed until the round ended. Good round for Bowling even if he didn’t do much damage. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Bowling.

Round Three: Bowling really loading up on his left hook this round. Thornburg got a takedown but Bowling used the cage to reverse things and end up on top and in side control. Thornburg showing a good defensive guard, not only Bowling to get any offense on top. Bowling just continued to land short punches from the guard as the crowd began to boo. The ref stood them up a minute left. Bowling landed a big right hand and then went for a takedown. Thornburg grabbed a guillotine and tried to finish but Bowling held on for the final 15 seconds to survive the round. A late scare for Bowling but otherwise it was all him. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Bowling and the fight 30-27 for Bowling.

Result: Roger Bowling def. Josh Thornburg via Unanimous Decision

Live Notes: All the fighters at cageside are getting introduced. Randy Couture by far the most popular. Buster Douglas is also here. Big reaction for him.

MAIN CARD (Showtime – 10:00 PM EST)

Billy Evangelista vs. Jorge Masvidal

Round One: Masvidal working the jab early while Evangelista trying to put combos together. Masvidal got a takedown off a kick but Evangelista right back up. Long stalemate in the clinch with Evangelista controlling but took a knee on the break. Good flurry by Masvidal ending with a series of knees. Takedown by Evangelista but Masvidal tries to grab a guillotine. Masivdal up and back in the clinch. They trade knees before breaking. Masvidal landing the much cleaner shots standing. Evangelista tries a late takedown but it’s stuffed. Good round for Masvidal standing. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Masvidal.

Round Two: Evangelista pressing this round and landing some good punches. Masvidal managed to get a takedown but Evangelista was right back up. Masvidal keeps finding a home for his jab and stuffing the takedowns. Evangelista the busier of the two standing but not landing much clean. Counter right by Masvidal and that’s the biggest strike of the round so far. Masvidal got a takedown but Evangelista right back up. Evangeilsta pressing forward but still missing. Masvidal lands another right. Crowd boos a bit as the round ends. Another good round for Masvidal. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Masvidal.

Round Three: Masvidal keeps jabbing away while Evangelista keeps missing for the most part. Big right by Masvidal. Evangelista just having a hard time finding the chin of Masvidal. Crowd heavily booing now. Masvidal’s defense and jab is just way too much for Evangelista. Not the most impressive fight ever but a good performance by Masvidal. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Masvidal and the fight 30-27 for Masvidal.

Result: Jorge Masvidal def. Billy Evangelista via Unanimous Decision

Live Note: Masvidal threw some hats into the crowd after his win. Nice guy.

Tim Kennedy vs. Melvin Manhoef

Round One: Kennedy shoots and it’s stuffed. Kennedy tried to get it down but Manhoef stayed up. Manhoef showing good takedown defense early. Big leg kick by Manhoef. Kennedy got Manhoef against the cage and finally got him down and into side control. Kennedy quickly moved to mount and got the back. Kennedy finally sunk in the choke and Manhoef was forced to tap.

Result: Tim Kennedy def. Melvin Manhoef via Submission Round 1 (Rear Naked Choke)

Live Note: Kennedy wants to fight Robbie Lawler or Jacare Souza next.

Marloes Coenen vs. Liz Carmouche

Round One: Coenen working the inside leg kicks early and countering with a good straight right. Carmouche really struggling to find her range and the crowd starts to boo. They clinch and exchange positions against the cage. Nothing powerful landing and the ref breaks them after a long stalemate. Good push kicks by Conen and she continues to land the right hand. Close round but Coenen landed the cleaner strikes. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Coenen.

Round Two: Coenen starting strong with leg kicks. Carmouche clinches and takes a knee before trying for a takedown. Coenen locks on a tight guillotine and drags Carmouche down with it but Carmouche pops her head out. Carmouche postures and lands some good punches. Coenen trying for the armbar but Carmouche avoids it and gets side control. Carmouche ended up getting the mount, posturing up, and landing some good punches. Coenen covering well but Carmouche keeps pounding away. Carmouche did her best to try and finish but Coenen covered up and survived the round. Very dominant round for Carmouche but not quite enough damage to make it a 10-8. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Carmouche.

Round Three: Early clinch by Carmouche. A lot of position trading in the clinch with neither fighter gaining an advantage. Carmouche finally managed to get a takedown into side control and she moved to mount. Carmouche landing short punches from the mount as Coenen covers and tries to move. Carmouche landing a lot of strikes but they have no real power begind them and Coenen is covering well. Coenen again survives the round. Another great round for Carmouche. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Carmouche.

Round Four: Coenen got an early takedown but couldn’t do anything with it and Carmouche was back up quickly, where she got a takedown of her own. Coenen went for a triangle, locked it on, and Carmouche was forced to tap after trying to fight out.

Result: Marloes Coenen def. Liz Carmouche via Submission Round 4 (Triangle Choke)

Live Note: Tim Kennedy just walked out in a suit. He’s getting a lot of congratulatory comments from fans.

Rafael Cavalcante vs. Dan Henderson

Round One: Feijao landing leg kicks. Henderson just missed with the right hand. Feijao clips Henderson and drops him but as Feijao trained rushing in, Henderson got the takedown. Anderson Silva is very audible in Feijao’s corner. Henderson doing nothing in the guard of Feijao. The ref finally stands them up. Henderson puts Feijao against the cage in the clinch. They trade control and short knees before the ref breaks them. Very close round. Henderson had more control but Feijao did more damage. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Feijao.

Round Two: Henderson pressing forward and landing good punches. Henderson sprawls on the takedown and clinches. Feijao tried a trip takedown but Henderson reversed and ended up on top. Feijao reverses things and ends up on top. Short body shots by Feijao. The ref breaks them. Henderson uses a flurry to clinch and get the takedown into half guard. Henderson on top as the round ends. Henderson takes the round on control as Feijao didn’t really land anything significant this round. 5OZ scores the round 10-9 for Henderson.

Round Three: Big exchange before the clinch and a quick break. Henderson dropped Feijao with a right hand, got his back on the ground, and pounded him out until the ref stopped it.

Result: Dan Henderson def. Rafael Cavalcante via KO Round 3 (Punches)


  • Dufresne says:

    Masvidal should take that 29-28 at the least.

  • Rece Rock says:

    Masvidal… Way to give your all 😉 in the 3rd…

  • Dufresne says:

    Manhoef lost by submission? Never…

    I’m gonna start a fund for Melvin to get some real BJJ lessons somewhere, that was pathetic.

  • Rece Rock says:

    Melvin looked like a different fighter for a minute or 2 there but once on the ground it was a wrap… I wanna see Melvin get another striker to fight next go round keep things exciting

  • Dufresne says:

    Marloes Coenen is pretty easy on the eyes.

  • Dufresne says:

    Coenen went with the Silva/Sonnen technique: get punched in the face for most of the fight before throwing up a triangle.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Coenen is AWESOME

  • Dufresne says:

    Holy shit! I don’t know if I’ve ever seen Hendo get rocked like that! Awesome!

  • Dufresne says:

    Tough round to call. Hendo got rocked, but other than that Cavalcante didn’t do anything and Hendo controlled the fight.

  • Dufresne says:

    “His single-leg/take-em-down move…”


  • Dufresne says:

    And it’s over. Looks like SF finally managed to get Hendo a belt.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Damm I thought Hendo was in trouble in the first but he sure looked good. I think the face plant by Fejaio had a lot to do with it also.

  • Creature says:

    Big Right hand by Hendo ends the fight.. never saw that coming 😉

  • stone says:

    Told ya on the “walk out post”… Way to go Hendo!!!

  • Richard Stabone says:

    Wow, impressive win for Hendo. If it wasn’t the case already, this to me cements him as the greatest American mixed martial artist of all time…at this point, obviously.

  • Creature says:

    This is like a big middle finger to Dana from Hendo i think (: didnt give him the title shot he was promised after his win over Bisping, so he goes on to be the #2 org’s champ

  • LiverPunch says:

    He has now won the Brazil open in 97. He has won a Pride GP. He won a UFC tourney. He won the Pride MW/LHW and WW/MW belts. He won Rings King of Kings tourney in 99 and has now won the Strikeforce LHW belt.
    He has amassed a record of 27-8. He finishes more than 50% of his fights and has beaten guys like Wanderlei, Babalu , Bisping , Franklin , Belfort , Palhares , Misaki , Bustamante , Renzo , Newton , Goes , Ninja , Kondo , Cavalcante , Big Nog , Yvel , Chonan , Gono and Nakamura.

    What a smart move it was to let Strikeforce have him.

  • Rece Rock says:

    I knew it wasn’t going to be pretty but he’d get the w & the strap

  • qat says:

    Hendo really impressed me the way he reacted to getting rocked. He was totally there mentally and physically, like a young hungry bull, and that with 40 years. Guess the cut to middleweight to fight Shields really hurt him bad in that fight, he looked sharp at lhw.
    But to me it looked like he was breathing heavy after the 2nd round, and he seemed to be scared to do anything on the ground. Who knows how further rounds would have gone.

  • stone says:

    Since we’re bringin up old school Hendo… HENDO BEAT RAMPAGE, IMO!

  • Creature says:

    Stone- that Rampage fight was close, i wouldnt have been surprised if he had gotten the dec..
    LP- you forgot nog on your list of people hes beaten. lol

  • joe mo mma says:

    i cannot stand frank shamrock… hendo’s “h-bomb” barely rocked feijao, it looked clear to me that his face plant to the mat rocked him way more than the punch. im just glad militech stepped up and mentioned something about it. anyways.. im happy for Hendo and his W.

  • elsicilian says:

    i don’t love frank shamrock, but i really cannot stand mauro ranallo. it sounds like militech was about to bitch slap him a couple of times too, so i can’t be alone in that assessment!

    entertaining card though … like frank, i always enjoy watching the ladies!


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