Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson Fighter Salaries

Televised Bouts
Dan Henderson, $250,000 (no win bonus) = def. Rafael “Feijao” Calvacante, $28,000
Marloes Coenen, $10,000 (no win bonus) = def. Liz Carmouche, $5,000
Tim Kennedy, $50,000 (no win bonus) = def. Melvin Manhoef, $10,000
Jorge Masvidal, $15,000 + $15,000 (win bonus) = $30,000 def. Billy Evangelista, $20,000

Undercard Bouts
Roger Bowling, $3,500 + $3,500 (win bonus) = $7,000 def. Josh Thornburg, $2,000
Jorge Gurgel, $4,000 + $4,000 (win bonus) = $8,000 def. Billy Vaughan, $1,500
Jason Freeman, $1,500 + $1,500 (win bonus) = $3,000 def. Jason Riley, $1,500
Brian Rogers, $1,500 + $1,500 (win bonus) = $3,000 def. Ian Rammel, $1,500
Mitch Whitesel, $1,500 + $1,500 (win bonus) = $3,000 def. Marc Cofer, $1,500
John Kuhner, $1,500 + $1,500 (win bonus) = $3,000 def. JP Felty, $1,500

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Admin Note: No wonder Dan wants to fight two more times this year. A cool quarter of a million per fight would make me want to fight again also. He made more than the entire rest of the fight card combined. Good stuff for Hendo. 🙂

Champ Comes Back: Marloes Coenen Submits Liz Carmouche

By Michael David Smith

Marloes Coenen had a comeback worthy of a champion Saturday night, taking a brutal beating before pulling off a fourth-round submission to defeat Liz Carmouche and retain her Strikeforce 135-pound championship belt.

It was no surprise that Coenen won with a submission off her back — that’s her specialty — but it was a surprise that she took so much punishment before she got there: Carmouche was a huge underdog, but she had thoroughly pounded on Coenen in the second and third rounds of the fight, and appeared to be close to pulling off a major upset.

But Coenen, in a move reminiscent of Anderson SIlva‘s comeback victory over Chael Sonnen, used a triangle choke off her back to force Carmouche to tap in the fourth.

“Liz was whipping my ass,” Coenen said. “She will be a future champ some day.”

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Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Hendo – Quick Results

Event: Strikeforce Feijao vs. Henderson
Date: March 5th, 2011
Location: Columbus Convention Center, Columbus Ohio
Event Attendance: 7,123

Main Card
Dan Henderson def. Rafael Cavalcante VIA VICIOUS KO 0:50 Rd3!!!!!!!!!
Marloes Coenen def. Liz Carmouche via Submission (Triangle) 1:29 Rd4
Tim Kennedy def. Melvin Manhoef via Submission (RNC) 3:41 Rd1
Jorge Masvidal def. Billy Evangelista via Unanimous Decision (30-27×3)

Prelim Card
Roger Bowling def. Josh Thornburg via Unanimous Decision (30-27×3)
Jorge Gurgel def. Billy Vaughan via Submission (Guillotine) 0:44 Rd1
Jason Freeman def. Jason Riley via Submission (Strikes) 1:52 Rd1
Brian Rogers def. Ian Rammel via TKO (GNP) 4:23 Rd1
Mitch Whitesel def. Marc Cofer via Submission (Guillotine) 3:55 Rd1
John Kuhner def. J.P Felty via Submission (triangle) 4:31 Rd2

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Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Hendo – Weigh-in Results

Event: Strikeforce Feijao vs. Henderson
Date: March 5th, 2011
Location: Columbus Convention Center, Columbus Ohio

Main Card
Dan Henderson (204.5lb) vs. Rafael Cavalcante (204.5lb)
Marloes Coenen (135lb) vs. Liz Carmouche (134lb)
Melvin Manhoef (185lb) vs. Tim Kennedy (186lb)
Jorge Masvidal (155lb) vs. Billy Evangelista (155lb)

Prelim Card
Roger Bowling (170lb) vs. Josh Thornburg (170lb)
Billy Vaughn (152.5lb) vs. Jorge Gurgel (155lb)
Jason Freeman (221.5lb) vs. Jason Riley (259lb)
Ian Rammel (180.5lb) vs. Brian Rogers (184.5)
Marc Cofer (185lb) vs. Mitch Whitesel (182.5lb)
J.P Felty (170.5lb) vs. John Kuhner (170lb)

Hendo vs Feijao – LHW Championship

Liz Carmouche vs Marloes Coenen – WW Championship

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Counterpunch: Strikeforce “Feijao vs. Henderson”

By Bryan Henderson

The heavyweight grand prix has been the focus of Strikeforce lately, but let’s not forget that the promotion has other divisions that feature prominent fighters and title belts. This Saturday, the light heavyweights and the ladies take center stage when Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante defends his 205-pound crown against UFC and Pride veteran Dan Henderson and Marloes Coenen puts her women’s welterweight title on the line against late replacement Liz Carmouche.

The light heavyweight clash will mark Henderson’s second championship outing in only three fights under the Strikeforce banner. His first shot at gold resulted in a losing effort in a disappointing performance against Jake Shields in the middleweight division. Now Henderson hopes to fight to a better outcome when he steps into the cage against Cavalcante, who will be making his first defense of the title he snagged from Muhammed Lawal in August of 2010.

Meanwhile, Marloes Coenen makes his first defense of the title she captured from Sarah Kaufman in October of last year. Originally set to face Miesha Tate, she now must contend with late replacement Liz Carmouche. Carmouche doesn’t have the experience of the injured Tate, but she is undefeated through five professional bouts and now has her eyes set on scoring the upset to capture the 135-pound women’s title.

The main card will also feature a middleweight battle between Tim Kennedy and Melvin Manhoef, plus a lightweight scrap between Billy Evangelista and Jorge Masvidal. All of the action goes down at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The main card will air live on Showtime beginning at 10 p.m. ET.

 

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Strikeforce’s Masvidal on Evangelista: “I’m going to kick his ass, man”

By Derek Bolender

Jorge Masvidal has been on a bit of a rollercoaster ride of late. The 26-year-old Miami native is an even 3-3 in his past six contests.

The good news for Masvidal (20-6 MMA, 2-0 SF) is he will soon get a fresh start in his second career stint with the Strikeforce promotion.

“I had some inconsistency, so I just want to clear that up and get on the right track, get in the winning circle,” Masvidal recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio).

Masvidal agrees, to a certain extent, that a lack of focus has attributed to his recent ups and downs.

“I’ve always been focused,” he said. “I just focus sometimes on the wrong things like my weight cutting and stuff, taking fights on short notice, things like that. I’m ready this year to do my thing.”

His first test in 2011 comes in the form of the undefeated Billy Evangelista (11-0 MMA, 7-0 SF) on the main card of “Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson” this Saturday, March 5. Showtime broadcasts the event from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

 

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Pat “Bam Bam” Healy deals “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm first loss in main event

RYAN COUTURE IMPROVES TO 2-0; PRATER, LARSON, TARZAN ALSO TRIUMPHANT
Friday, Feb. 18, Live on SHOWTIME® From Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, Texas,

Catch Replay on Tuesday, Feb. 22, on SHO EXTREME at 10 p.m. ET/PT

CEDAR PARK, Texas (Feb. 19, 2011) – In a hotly contested fight, Pat “Bam Bam’’ Healy of Portland, Ore., registered a razor-thin, unanimous three-round decision over previously unbeaten Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm of Spokane, Wash., in the main event Friday on STRIKEFORCE Challengers at Cedar Park Center live on SHOWTIME®.

In other results on the televised portion of a STRIKEFORCE Challengers event presented by Rockstar Energy Drink: Carlo “Neo’’ Prater (26-10-1), of Houston, Texas, submitted Bryan Travers (14-3), of San Jose, Calif., with an anaconda choke at 38 seconds in the first round in a catchweight bout at 160 pounds, unbeaten lightweight Ryan Couture (2-0), of Las Vegas, the son of MMA legend Randy Couture, submitted (rear-naked choke) Houston’s Lee Higgins (2-1) at 4:41 in the third round; local favorite Ryan Larson (6-2), of Albuquerque, N.M., submitted (triangle choke) Erik Apple (10-3), of Orange County, Calif., at 3:14 of the second round in a welterweight (170 pounds) skirmish and David “Tarzan’’ Douglas (7-2) of Antioch, Calif., submitted (rear-naked choke) Austin fan favorite Nick “The Ghost’’ Gonzalez (16-9, 1 NC) at 1:05 in the first round.

The victorious Healy (25-18) won by the scores of 29-28 on the three judges’ scorecards while Beerbohm dropped to 15-1.

“He talked a lot of trash, but if he wants a rematch, I’ll give him one anytime,’’ said Healy, who pushed former STRIKEFORCE World Lightweight Champion Josh Thomson to the brink before losing his last start on June 26, 2010, on SHOWTIME.

“Beerbohm fought a good fight but I think I outworked and outhustled him. I’d like to fight the winner of the March 5 fight between Billy Evangelista and Jorge Masvidal.’’

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