Jake Shields will return to the cage on March 29 in San Jose, Calif. on a card to be co-promoted by EliteXC and Strikeforce. According to Shields’ MySpace page, he will be fighting Drew Fickett for the vacant EliteXC welterweight title.
The match has yet to be confirmed by the promotion.
The March 29 card will be headlined by a Strikeforce middleweight title defense by Frank Shamrock against Cung Le. Joey Villasenor is also expected to fight Joe Riggs in a inter-promotional middleweight matchup.
Shields, 20-4-1, is currently on a nine fight win streak, which includes notable victories over former UFC middleweight champion Dave Menne, current WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit, and current UFC middleweight title contender Yushin Okami.