Maybe it was "The Last Emperor," maybe it was the opening round of the heavyweight grand prix tournament but the first event since the record breaking numbers of "Fedor vs. Silva" saw a steep decline in viewership.
According to MMAWeekly.com, Strikeforce: "Feijao vs. Henderson," which took place on March 5, 2011, from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, scored an average of 412,000 viewers; down big from the 741,000 that tuned to in see Emelianenko vs. "Bigfoot" on Feb. 12.
"Feijao vs. Henderson" also featured a co-main event between Marloes Coenen and Liz Carmouche, in which "Rumina" retained her Women's welterweight championship via a thrilling fourth round come from behind triangle choke.
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At the ripe old age of 40, "Hendo" continues to impress but according to the numbers, it hasn't translated into increased viewership for Strikeforce. After two consecutive sensational knockout performances, will that change in his first title defense, whenever that may be?