Former NFL running back Herschel Walker will return to the Strikeforce cage as advertised on December 4th in hopes of improving on his in-ring debut last January and notching the second win of his MMA career.
Word has now broken that his adversary at the event will be 4-1 Scott Carson. Carson’s only loss came in his previous bout, a first-round knockout this past June. However, in full disclosure it was also the only time the 40-year old had fought since 2001.
News of the match-up was first reported by ESPN, where it was also stated the fight had been confirmed with Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker.
Walker and Carson will join a line-up on December 4th in St. Louis featuring a headlining bout between Dan Henderson and Renato “Babalu” Sobral, a classic striker-vs-grappler affair in the form of Robbie Lawler facing Matt Lindland, and what should be an exciting stand-up war between Scott Smith and Paul Daley. Additionally, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva will be taking on Valentijn Overeem in the promotional debut of Strikeforce heavyweight champ Alistair Overeem’s older brother.
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