After a successful debut on CBS with there Fedor Vs Rogers event, Strikeforce head back to Showtime for there next event which is set to be headlined by a long awaited lightweight title fight between Josh Thomson and Gilbert Melendez.
Thomson claimed the title from Melendez by unanimous decision over a year ago, but there has been persistent talk of a rematch ever since. Unfortunately Thomson has suffered a number of injury problems over the past year, which has delayed the encounter. Now both fighters are healthy and ready to battle in the main event on December 19th in San Jose, California.
Elsewhere on the card former middleweight champion Cung Le returns to the promotion to fight Scott Smith after vacating his title to pursue his acting career earlier in the year. Meanwhile Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza will make his debut in Strikeforce against verteran competitor Matt Linland.
Much talked about light heavyweight prospect Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawall also makes his debut against his toughest opponent to date, Mike Whitehead. Also featuring on the main card will be Robbie Lawler against an as yet unnamed opponent.
Watch the promo video for the main event below.
Strikeforce: Evolution – Main Card:
JOSH THOMSON (16-2) VS GILBERT MELENDEZ (16-2)
CUNG LE (6-0) VS SCOTT SMITH (16-6)
RONALDO “JACARE” SOUZA (10-2) VS MATT “THE LAW” LINDLAND (21-6)
“RUTHLESS” ROBBIE LAWLER (16-5) VS TBA
MUHAMMED “KING MO” LAWAL (5-0) VS MIKE WHITEHEAD (24-7)