UFC veteran Keith Jardine returns to the big leagues and steps in for the injured Mike Kyle to face Gegard Mousasi on just one-week's notice at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley. The light heavyweight bout was announced by Strikeforce, during Friday night’s Strikeforce Challengers 15 telecast on Showtime. The two fighters will meet on the Showtime televised main card on April 9th in San Diego.
Keith Jardine also posted the news on his website:
On thur night Strikeforce called my manager about me filling in to fight Mousasi. I've always had trouble turning down a fight. So it looks like I'll be on Showtime next week. I'm excited to be back with Zuffa!
Keith "The Dean of Mean" Jardine (17-9-1) [Num. 32]
Win Aron Lofton - TKO (Punches) Fresquez Productions
Win Francisco France - Decision (Unanimous) Nemesis Fighting
Loss Trevor Prangley - Decision (Split) SF 13
Gegard "The Dreamcatcher" Mousasi (30-3-1) [Num. 12]
Win Tatsuya Mizuno - Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Dream 16
Win Jake O'Brien - Submission (Guillotine Choke) Dream 15
Loss Muhammed Lawal - Decision (Unanimous) Strikeforce