The missile has landed, Houston, I repeat; the missile has landed.
Heading into the main event of Strikeforce: "Feijao vs. Henderson" there was no doubt what the gameplan would be for Dan Henderson in his quest to defeat Rafael Cavalcante for the light heavyweight title.
For the entire duration of the fight, "Hendo" was loading up that big right hand of his, looking to unleash. On multiple occasions, he threw said punch with bad intentions behind it, but just couldn't find the mark.
After two close rounds, in which it appeared they split evenly, "Dangerous Dan" came out in the third determined to drop the bomb on "Feijao."
The fight started slow but picked up fast after Rafael actually landed a big right hand of his own that dropped Henderson. On second viewing, it may have been a slip, which would make sense, considering Dan's ability to immediately get up and execute a takedown.
The second frame saw "Hendo" use his Olympic level wrestling to simply outwork his opponent and tire him out a bit.
It worked perfectly, as the third stanza saw the thunderous right hand find its home on Cavalcante's chin and put his lights out.
At the ripe old age of 40, Dan Henderson is once again a light heavyweight champion.
Not bad for an old man, eh Maniacs?