Another day, another potential welterweight war added to the Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson card. One day after the promotion added Paul Daley vs. Evangelista Santos to the July 30th event in Hoffman Estates, IL, they found a fight for the guy Santos was originally rumored to face, Tarec Saffiedine. And Saffiedine will be facing the Hands of Steel, Scott Smith. MMAWeekly covers it:
Former middleweight title contender turned welterweight Scott Smith will return to action to face Team Quest fighter Tarec Saffiedine on the night’s card.
Sources close to the match-up confirmed the bout to MMAWeekly.com on Monday.
Smith (17-8, 3-3 SF) will be fighting for the second time as a welterweight, and the first time he's fought since he was knocked out by Paul Daley last December. Saffiedine (10-3, 2-1 SF) is coming off a decision loss to Tyron Woodley at Strikeforce Challenger 13 in January.