Dan Henderson vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral for LHW number one contender

Strikeforce CEO, Scott Coker has revealed that the light heavyweight bout between former UFC and PRIDE star, Dan Henderson and Brazilian grappling sensation, Renato “Babalu” Sobral, set for December 4th in St. Louis Missouri, will now confirm the number one contenders for Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante’s title.

Coker, speaking via MMAWeekly.com, said:

“Right now my feeling is Dan Henderson fights Babalu, the winner should be fighting Rafael Feijao. To me I think the winner will probably be granted a title shot.”

“We’ve got Gegard (Mousasi) coming back at the beginning of the year, we’ve got King Mo back probably near the end of the first quarter, and Mike Kyle who knocked out Feijao is another fight that we definitely want to promote. I think Rafael Feijao fighting the winner of (Henderson/Babalu) would make a lot of sense.”

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