Dan Henderson has been awarded his second Strikeforce title shot in as many divisions and will be taking on light heavyweight champ Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante this March 5th at the aptly titled Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson fight card.
Henderson’s background lay in wrestling, specifically that of the Greco-Roman variety, but he has become more well known in the MMA world for the dynamite he packs in both of his fists. Henderson has displayed tremendous knockout power on several occasions and will be facing in Cavalcante an opponent who shares his penchant for turning people’s lights off. During a recent conference call held in promotion of the event, Henderson discussed his upcoming fight with a fellow knockout artist.
“He looks like he works real hard and he’s dangerous up there,” Henderson said. “He throws a little bit more on the looping side of the punches and not overly straight but still just as dangerous so I need to be careful up there. I don’t think it’s a secret that both of us are probably going to look for a knockout. That’s most of our finishes, when we finish a guy, it’s by strikes. I definitely plan on trying to knock him silly and pressure him the whole fight.”
Though Henderson expects both himself and “Feijao” to be headhunting on the fifth, he is also remaining aware of the need to stay patient and not open himself up to Cavalcante’s punches and kicks.
“It’s more of a chess match. I need to make sure that I go out there and I implement my gameplan no matter who I’m fighting, whether they’re respectful or not respectful, they’re still going to be trying to knock my head off,” he said. “So I need to be careful when I’m out there and get the job done.”
Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson takes place this March 5th at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.