Stepping in for Tate will be undefeated former Marine, Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche (6-0), in what will be her third Strikeforce appearance.
Carmouche only turned pro in May 2010, but the win over Finney proved she could hang with a seasoned veteran. However, Marloes Coenen (18-4) is going to be a considerable step up for the Team Hurricane Awesome rookie from San Diego.
Coenen, a submission expert and member of Holland’s Golden Glory, will be making her first title defense since she won the title this past October with a third round armbar submission of defending champ Sarah Kaufman.
“Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson” will take place at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio and feature a main event with Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante making his first title defense against two-time Olympian Dan Henderson.
The event will air live on Showtime and coincide with the Arnold Sports Festival, the nation’s largest health and fitness expo founded by Arnold Schwarzeneggar.