Last night Cung Le announced on the Strikeforce Challenger card that he will be returning to the cage on December 19th to fight Scott Smith at Strikeforce: Evolution.

The news comes only months after Le chose to vacate his middleweight title to allow him more time to pursue his acting career. The belt will now be up for grabs tonight when Jake Shields and Jason Miller fight at the Strikeforce: Fedor Vs Rogers event.

Le (6-0) who defeated Frank Shamrock in his last fight, is now set to fight the durable, heavy handed striker Scott Smith 16-6(1) who is coming off a submission loss to Nick Diaz back in June.

Other fights reported to feature on the card include Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza Vs Matt Lindland and the debut of Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal. Female star Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos had also been rumored for the card but she is now likely to feature in January instead.

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