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Scott Smith vs. Tarec Saffiedine Announced for July 30th Strikeforce Card

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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 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.

Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith (17-8)
Loss Paul Daley - KO (Punch) SF: Henderson vs. Babalu 2
Loss Cung Le - KO (Body kick) SF: Fedor vs. Werdum
Win Cung Le - KO (Punches) SF: Evolution

Tarec Saffiedine (13-3)
Loss Tyron Woodley - Decision (Unanimous) SF Challengers 13
Win Brock Larson - Decision (Unanimous) Shark Fights 13
Win Nate Moore - KO (Punch) SF Challengers 8

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