Fighting out of Team Black House, Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante faces his toughest test when he faces Dan Henderson for his belt on March 5th. The well rounded Feijao has his work cut out for him against the UFC, PRIDE and Rings veteran, but remains confident with his camp behind him.
Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann vs Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez
Top Prediction: Sanchez via Decision
Daniel Cassidy: This is a definite contender for fight of the year, with two of the most exciting and explosive Welterweights set to lock horns in the main event. While Kampmann is clearly the better striker, Sanchez will have an advantage in the ground game, looking to utilize his superior wrestling. I think it will all come down to Sanchez’s wrestling, and I think he might struggle to put the
On Saturday February 12th, Fedor Emilianenko will take to the Strikeforce cage for what will be his 36th professional fight. “The Last Emperor” will make the solitary walk from the dressing room to the cage, with more consequences on the line than usual. In his last fight,we saw Fedor’s first “official” loss, tapping out in 69 seconds due to an exceptional triangle/armbar combination. Coming in to the fight as the heavy favourite, no one expected the loss.When Fedor squared off against multi-time BJJ world
In a disappointing turn of events, Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim “The Maniac” Sylvia was knocked out by Former Ultimate Fighter 10 contestant Abe Wagner. Wagner needed just 32 seconds to drop Sylvia, seemingly too quick for the Maine native, who struggled from the beginning of the fight with his opponents hand’s speed. This loss brings an abrupt end to Sylvia’s four fight win streak that saw him finish Jason Riley, Mariusz Pudzianowski Paul Buenatello and Vince Lucero all via stoppage due to
Nick Diaz (c) vs Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos
Daniel Cassidy: While Cyborg might not be of the same calibre as the Strikeforce Champ, he is a veteran who deserves the shot as much as anyone over there. While Cyborg will look to stand, Nick is clearly the better striker. I expect Diaz to pick up the win relatively easily, using his effective boxing before looking for the bigger shot to finish it and leaving as he enters, the Welterweight Champion. Diaz via R2 TKO.
Anton Gurevich: Unlike KJ Noons, Cyborg
Enduring several of James Toney’s rants, Rampage Jackson finally hits breaking point, releasing a video of his own. Rampage accuses Toney of “letting his mouth write cheques his ass can’t cash”. Jackson is fresh off of a split decision win over Lyoto Machida in his home town of detroit at UFC 123.
After making a quick work of Todd Duffee, Alistair Overeem meets Scott Coker backstage. Interestingly, Overeem asks Coker for a fight with Fabricio Werdum, which was announced tonight as part of the Heavyweight tournament.
“I was at his house and met his family. I met his daughter and wife, who is pregnant. It’s always nice to be in touch with people like him. Mike Tyson is a big idol, and he crossed the boundaries of sport,” Belfort said. “He was a great inspiration to many athletes and in my career since I was a child. We have much in common and had fame too soon. We always have good conversations.” “I told him that he’s used badly, because he has great views of fighting. He
With a proposed bout between Alistair Overeem and Bobby Lashley now dead and buried, “The Reem” was left searching for an opponent. But just a few short hours ago, rumours surfaced of a potential fight with Former UFC Heavyweight Todd Duffee.
Reports were quick to surface that an agreement was possible, with both sides locked in tense negotiations earlier today, and it looks like the fight will go ahead with Duffee releasing the following message via his own Facebook:
“Have no plans on NYE? Dream
“I was out in a real, little small town in Canada for a month before the fight, just running on a treadmill to train,” Jardine told Sherdog.com. “I was taking a harbor plane once a week to fly over to [Zugec Ultimate Martial Arts] on Victoria Island to train over there, so I was getting one good session a week in.” “I was sitting on the stage … watching the first fight happen, just to see how it would go. First of all, there’s nobody in the backstage to tell the