Strikeforce confirm Smith vs Le rematch for June 26thPosted on June 3, 2010, 08:23 AM by Daniel Cassidy
Strikeforce today officially confirmed Scott Smith and Cung Le will square off for the second time on June 26th, in a rematch of december 19th bout. The card is already headlined by Fedor vs Werdum. The card will take place at the HP Pavillion in San Jose.
Smith completed a shocking comeback in their last meeting, loosing most of the fight, with Cung Le landing his trademark kicks almost at will, until Smith knocked out the vietnamese fighter with just 90 seconds left in the fight. This was Le's only loss, and the actor turned fighter enters the fight with a record of 6-1, finishing all of his fights within the distance. The veteran Smith holds a mixed martial arts record of 17-6-0-1. Of Smith's 17 wins, all have come by way of stopage.
Officials also confirmed that former lightheavy weight champion Josh Thomson will fight Pat Healy. Thomson lost the belt to current champ Gilbert Melendez in a thrilling five round battle at Strikeforce: Evolution. He enters the ring with a record of 16-3-0-1. This match will be Healy's strikeforce debut, and he holds a record of 23-15.
The stacked card features the bout etween Fedor and Werdum, with the winner almost certain to fight Alistair Overeem in the future. Womens champ Christine Santos takes on Strikeforce newcomer Jan Finney.
So far, the confirmed fights are:
Heavyweight bout: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Fabricio Werdum
Women's Featherweight Championship bout: Cristiane Santos vs. Jan Finney
Middleweight bout: Cung Le vs. Scott Smith
Lightweight bout: Josh Thomson vs. Pat Healy