Henderson vs. Babalu slated for Dec. 4, Walker in co-headliner

by Steven Marrocco | source: mmajunkie.com

A long-rumored matchup between Dan Henderson (25-8 MMA, 0-1 SF) and Renato "Babalu" Sobral (36-8 MMA, 2-1 SF) will headline a currently unannounced Strikeforce event slated for Dec. 4 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

The fight is set for the light-heavyweight division and will air live on Showtime, according to multiple sources close to the event, who told MMAjunkie.com that the promotion formally will announce the event early next week.

Additionally, Herschel Walker (1-0 MMA, 1-0 SF) is expected to fight in the event's co-headliner against an opponent to be determined.

A heavyweight matchup between Fedor Emelianenko (31-2 MMA, 1-1 SF) and Antonio Silva  (14-2 MMA, 1-1 SF) is unlikely to take place at the Dec. 4 event, but it may be targeted for an event in January that's yet to receive a date and location, sources said.

Henderson undoubtedly is looking to rebound from a disappointing promotional debut in which he met then-middleweight champion Jake Shields on the CBS-televised "Strikeforce: Nashville" card. The former PRIDE welterweight and middleweight came within an inch of a first-round knockout before Shields took the fight down and dominated him en route to a unanimous-decision win. (Shields then vacated the middleweight title to sign with the UFC, where Henderson hung his hat before he jumped ship to join up with Strikeforce.)

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Wovito site profile image  

10/3/10 6:24 PM by Wovito

 Awesome fight.  I'm excited to see Herschel fight again as well.  I wonder if he's gonna change it up, or stick up with the karate / frankenstein style.

Peckerwood site profile image  

10/3/10 6:20 PM by Peckerwood

Henderson will win this one.

ICEMAN1245 site profile image  

10/3/10 5:37 PM by ICEMAN1245

Hendo by KO

ThEUniT site profile image  

10/3/10 4:43 PM by ThEUniT

I think Hendo has a slight edge in the Striking.Wrestling= Pretty even due to Babalu having size advantage.Jiu Jitsu advantage belongs to Babalu.Its hard fight to pick but I think I am going with Hendo because hes such a nice guy. I don't know Babalu but hes Gracie Barra :)

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10/3/10 4:24 PM by ocbadapple

how do u think this fight will go?

FreakDaddy site profile image  

9/22/10 11:39 PM by FreakDaddy

Good fight! These guys are both beasts when they are "on".

RJJH site profile image  

9/22/10 11:34 PM by RJJH

Babalu by Anaconda Rnd 2

AceAtGSU site profile image  

9/22/10 11:30 PM by AceAtGSU

Henderson just looked bad in his last fight, not sure what to expect. Either way, War Hendo!

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9/22/10 7:28 PM by LayzieTheSavage


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9/22/10 7:14 PM by RyannVonDoom

 To hell with you and your planet eating ways. 


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