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Rafael Cavalcante sets title defense

Updated: February 3, 2011, 5:36 AM ET
By Josh Gross | ESPN.com

Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante will defend his belt for the first time March 5 in Columbus, Ohio, against one of the most accomplished fighters in mixed martial arts history, Dan Henderson.

The five-round bout was confirmed by Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker during a post-event press conference in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday.

Cavalcante, 30, captured the title last August with a third-round upset over Muhammed Lawal. Following a hiccup against Mike ...

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