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Manhoef returns to Strikeforce in Columbus

“Where the white women at?!”

In an attempt to restore some of the awesomeness that’s been lost from its Columbus card on March 5th, Strikeforce has added Dutch face-smasher Melvin Manhoef (24-8-1) to what is now being called “Strikeforce: Feijao vs Henderson”.  Can’t imagine why they changed it from a sublime title like “Strikeforce: Columbus”.

Anyways, Melvin says his opponent is “still a little surprise!”  Well hey, you know there’s this Mayhem guy that’s without a dance partner again… just sayin’.  Not that we don’t know how that would likely end, given that Melvin lost his last fight in Dream by submission.  AGAIN.  Combined with his WTF KO loss to Robbie Lawler, that’s the first time Manhoef has ever posted back-to-back losses.

Or could Melvin steal Luke Rockhold’s date with Tim Kennedy?  That’s a rumour floating around, but nothing’s official yet.  If so, I’d expect a submission finish for that one too.

As of right now, the card looks like this:

LHW Title Fight: Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante vs Dan Henderson
Womens WW Title Fight: Marloes Coenen vs Meisha “Rumblebum” Tate
Tim Kennedy vs Luke Rockhold
Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal vs Billy Evangelista
Melvin Manhoef vs TBA
Jorge “Fuck BJJ” Gurgel vs Tyler Combs
Rumoured: Roger Bowling vs Josh Thornburg

Stay tuned for any changes.  Come on, like there won’t be.


UPDATE: Sherdog sez Rockhold is out with an injured leg.  Manhoef is his presumed replacement, but it’s not yet official.

UPDATE: Manhoef sez he’s in against Kennedy.

  • glassjawsh

    every miesha tate reference needs to include the obligatory “rumble butt” gif but you should’ve seriously considered adding in some token brian gasaway hate

    any card that includes melvin manhoef automatically has 10 time greater potential for awesome

  • Rikers

    Love…love…LOVE me some No Mercy!!!!

    Fuck yeah!!

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    I heard Manhoef versus Kennedy.

    Good fight if they make it.

  • Reem.Hadouken

    Where else is he gonna fight? Dream be dead.

  • Reverend Clint

    Another win for Tim

  • Márcio

    Seems like another fun card from strikeforce.

  • G Funk

    The caption under the pic is funny