According to reports, the highly anticipated light heavyweight scrap between Dan Henderson and Renato “Babalu” Sobral will take place on a yet-to-be announced Strikeforce event on December 4th. Former NFL running back Herschel Walker is also expected to participate in the Showtime broadcast.
MMAJunkie.com confirmed with sources close to the situation that the 205-pounders will meet inside the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
Henderson is looking to rebound from a disappointing debut for the San Jose, California based promotion. After bouncing from the UFC for a more suitable contract with Strikeforce, he was immediately rewarded with a title fight against then-middleweight champ Jake Shields.
Instead of steamrolling the grappler like everyone anticipated, Hendo appeared to gas in the later rounds and suffered a unanimous decision loss for his troubles.
It had been rumored the heavyweight matchup between Fedor Emelianenko and Antonio Silva would also take place on the December 4th event, but it appears January may have become the front-runner to host the Russian’s return to action.