Feijao on Fighting Henderson: “It’s an Honor.”

By Johnny Preston

STRIKEFORCE Light Heavyweight Champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante is, simply put, a walking wrecking ball. The brutal striking power he displays in his bouts is such that he doesn’t even have to catch his opponent flush to put him down.

This Saturday, he’ll face a fighter with the same type of power in MMA legend Dan Henderson. Live on SHOWTIME®, both champion and challenger will look to lay it all on the line for those watching at home and those in attendance at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

I spoke with “Feijao” to get his thoughts on his preparation for the bout, and the fight itself.

Johnny Preston: You haven’t fought since you won the title in August. What have you been working on in your training?

“Feijao” Cavalcante: I was in Brazil helping my teammates prepare for their fights, and also working on my training. We have a lot of great guys helping us in all aspects of the game, so I feel confident overall.


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