MMA Dan Henderson vs. Jake Shields being finalized for April CBS Strikeforce event

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  1. Atmosphere

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    http://www.fiveknuckles.com/mma-new...inalized-for-April-CBS-Strikeforce-event.html

    Newly signed Strikeforce superstar Dan Henderson is in "end stage" negotiations to face Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields at the organizations next CBS event in April.

    FiveKnuckles.com learned of the impending match-up from sources close to the organization, and though bout agreements have yet to be signed, the fight is in the process of being finalized according to multiple official sources.

    Henderson (25-7) is coming off of three-straight wins over Rousimar Palhares, Rich Franklin, and Michael Bisping, respectively, to close out his recent UFC stint. He leaves the organization as one of its top middleweight contenders and gave champion Anderson Silva one of his biggest challenges when the two met at UFC 82 back in March of 2008.

    A true legend of the sport, Henderson is the only fighter to simultaneously hold two titles in two separate weight classes for a major organization (Pride). After Pride's demise, he was picked up by the UFC where he battled UFC champions Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (light-heavyweight) and Anderson Silva (middleweight) to two straight losses before rebounding, as mentioned, to win his next three outings.

    He'll jump right into the fire with Strikeforce against Shields for the organizations' middleweight championship title.

    Shields (24-4-1) hasn't lost a fight in over five years, producing 13-straight wins over that span. The Cesar Gracie product was forced to move up to middleweight from welterweight due to a lack of quality competition and was tossed directly into the fray against top-5 middleweight Robbie Lawler in his middleweight debut in June of this year.

    He quickly dispatched of the much larger Lawler via guillotine choke in the very first round of their five-round scheduled contest to earn Strikeforce's middleweight title. He then defended that title last month against the highly regarded Jason "Mayhem" Miller at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers.

    Strikeforce's upcoming April event is set to be its second on CBS. The first was headlined by Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers which drew 5.46 million viewers, landing the fight among the top-10 most watched MMA contests in history.

    Emelianenko is also scheduled to anchor the April card as well, though an opponent for that match up has yet to be named.
     
  2. momentum

    momentum CAN'T STOP THIS SON!

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    Hendo will win
     
  3. roose

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    This will not work out well for Jake Shields.
     
  4. momentum

    momentum CAN'T STOP THIS SON!

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    I hope Henderson knocks out Jake "the blanket" Shields
     
  5. checkii

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    Jake Shields is fucking suicidal
     
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    Fedor vs Overeem?
     
  7. Guz200sx

    Guz200sx The man who does more than he is paid for will soo

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    Dan Henderson = NEW Middleweight Champion

    But with ..... Strikeforce :ugh:

    I bet DW will get a kick out of that.
     
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    I dont think Dana White gives a fuck. :dunno:
     
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    Trueno Bаnned bу Ѕuреr Μоdеrаtоrs

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    dana gives a shit about everything. he has to in order for him to be aware of everything about his business.
     
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    Henderson will wreck that ass. And always looking forward to watch Fedor, hope they give him Werdum or Overeem. If Strikeforce plays their cards right, they may have a good card here.
     
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    So going with Dan on this one. God i really dislike Shields too.
     
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    lmao that was first thought i had exactly.
     
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    Jake shields by domination
     
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    you guys are stupid if you think Hendo is gonna walk through Shields. Shields is gonna take Hendo down and control him the whole fight ala Jason Miller, you can quote me on this
     
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    This fight will probably end up looking like hendo v paul harris
     
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    I hope there's plenty of medical staff in Shields corner.
     
  18. SCirone

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    Strikeforce set to blow its whole wad in 3 events. Hendo vs Shields, Hendo vs Gegard, then Hendo vs Fedor
     
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    Hendo will crush Shields
     
  20. alkalinesolo

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    I really like Shields, but he's got no chance in this one.
     
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    hendo is not easy to take down.

    hendo is the bigger man.

    hendo is the better striker.
     
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    Cecil Peoples agrees
     
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    Rampage had no problem taking Hendo down you think Shields will?
     
  24. Gogoplata

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    Anderson also took Hendo down.
     
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    After wobbling him though wasnt it?
     

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