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Josh Thomson vs. Pat Healy, Scott Smith-Cung Le Rematch Announced for “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum”

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson will return to action against Pat Healy, not Lyle Beerbohm, at “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum” on June 26, the promotion today announced, while a rematch between former middleweight title-holder Cung Le and Scott Smith was also made official for the Showtime-televised event in San Jose, California.

Thomson (16-3) hasn’t fought since having his eight-fight win streak snapped in a December rematch loss to Gilbert Melendez, while Healy (23-15) won his third-straight with a Strikeforce debut win over made his over Bryan Travers at Strikeforce Challengers 8 on May 21.

After vacating his title in September, Le (6-1) returned to action in December, but suffered a come-from-behind third-round knockout to Smith (17-6) for his first career loss.

“Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum” is headlined by the return of Fedor Emelianenko vs. Fabricio Werdum, and also features 145-pound women’s champ Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos vs. Jan Finney.

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