Kennedy, Manhoef, Coenen, and Carmouche Talk Mar.5th Fights

By Full Contact Fighter

Next Saturday, the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, will host Strikeforce’s latest event, with a card that will see both the promotion’s light-heavyweight belt and the women’s welterweight title on the line. Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (10-2) will look to defend his 205lb. championship against decorated veteran Dan Henderson (26-8), while Marloes Coenen (18-4) will hope to retain here welterweight crown when she faces challenger Liz Carmouche (6-0). Miesha Tate was originally scheduled to fight Coenen but was forced to withdraw due to a knee injury. (Pictured: Coenen tapping out Sarah Kaufman)

The card will be on broadcast on Showtime beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast.
Earlier in the week Coenen and Carmouch participated in a media conference call to discuss their upcoming March 5th tilt, as did middleweight contender Tim Kennedy (12-3) and noted striker Melvin Manhoef (24-8-1), who will also square off that night.

Here is some of what the competitors had to say about next Saturday’s match-ups.


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