Thursday, December 8, 2022

Strikeforce Results: Henderson Wins Light Heavyweight Title

The Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship was on the line this evening as Dan Henderson and Rafael Fejao met up inside the Strikeforce cage on Showtime as Fejao made his first title defense.

Marloes Coenen also had her title on the line against Liz Carmouche while Tim Kennedy faced Melvin Manhoef and elsewhere, Jorge Masvidal and Billy Evangelista hooked up in a lightweight contest.

Complete results are:

Main Bouts (Televised on Showtime):

-Dan Henderson def. champ Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 0:50
-Marloes Coenen def. Liz Carmouche via submission (triangle choke) – Round 4, 1:29
-Tim Kennedy def. Melvin Manhoef via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:41
-Jorge Masvidal def. Billy Evangelista via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Preliminary Bouts (Non-Televised):

-Roger Bowling def. Josh Thornburg via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Jorge Gurgel def. Billy Vaughan via submission (guillotine) – Round 1, 0:44
-John Kuhner def. J.P. Felty via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 4:31
-Mitch Whitesel def. Marc Cofer via submission (guillotine) – Round 1,
-Brian Rogers def. Ian Rammel via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:23
-Jason Freeman def. Jason Riley via submission (strikes) – Round 1, 1:52