The stakes just got a little bit higher for Strikeforce's main event in St. Louis.
Dan Henderson, fresh off of a loss to Jake Shields in Nashville, will move back up to Light Heavyweight to take on fellow UFC Veteran Renato "Babalu" Sobral.
We knew that Henderson, one of the toughest wrestlers and one of the most powerful Orthodox strikers in the game, might feel a little bit more in his comfort zone with a jump back up to 205, and we also knew that a fight against a BJJ ace like Sobral made this fight all the more interesting.
What we didn't know is that the winner might be the man who serves as the first challenge to Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante.
Yes, you read that one right, boys and girls.
MMA Weekly reports that the winner of the Henderson-Babalu affair will face off against the Black House juggernaut in what will be the champ's first official defense of the belt since beating Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal for the belt in Houston.
The Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner will have to keep an eye on both men and keep in mind that Henderson himself carries some sick knockout power, while Babalu himself carries some of the meanest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the sport.
Both men involved have challenged for titles before they made it to Strikeforce, so Feijao will have a solid contender on his hands either way.
Now the only question left is: Henderson or Sobral...who's it going to be?