As expected, Strikeforce confirmed today that former EliteXC lightweight champion KJ Noons will face Conor Heun on their June 16th event in Los Angeles, California.
“They’re a lot of good fights out there for me in Strikeforce,” Noons said in the press release. “I’m looking forward to getting a good win and moving on to bigger and better things. Fighting in Los Angeles is very cool. I’m sure I’ll have a lot of friends and fans there rooting for me.”
Heun is a Brazilian jiu jitsu purple belt, however prefers to kickbox inside the cage. He’s a former former IFL and EliteXC athlete who turned pro in 2006.
The event takes place inside the Nokia Theatre in Downtown LA and will feature a 195-pound catchweight bout between MMA veterans Robbie Lawler and Renato “Babalu” Sobral.
Here are the fighters rumored/slated to compete in the Showtime broadcast:
Tim Kennedy vs. Trevor Prangley
Shane Del Rosario vs. Lolohea Mahe
Conor Heun vs. KJ Noons
Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos vs. Marius Zaromskis
Robbie Lawler vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral (195-Pound Catchweight Bout)