As expected, former Strikeforce champ Cung Le will get a shot to avenge his surprising loss to Scott Smith when the middleweights meet at “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum” on June 26th.
“He got the best of me last time with a good punch,” Le said in the official press release. “We both fought our hearts out that night, but I’ve wanted a chance to turn the tables on him since that fight ended and now my opportunity is here. I am very excited to fight a warrior like Scott again.
“The fans in San Jose and those watching on Showtime are in for a great fight again between Smith and me and a great night of fights.”
Although Le was coming off a 21-month hiatus when they first met at “Strikeforce: Evolution,” he was thoroughly giving Smith the business for the better part of two-and-a-half rounds. However, Smith once again found a way to rise from the brink of defeat to conjure up another one of his vintage come-from-behind wins.
Strikeforce also announced that former lightweight champ Josh Thomson will meet Pat Healy inside the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.
Here are the other bouts confirmed for the Showtime broadcast:
Josh Thomson vs. Pat Healy
Jan Finney vs. Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (Strikeforce Women’s Champion)
Cung Le vs. Scott Smith
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Fabricio Werdum