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Keith Jardine Eyeing December Return To Strikeforce

Whether or not it will be at middleweight isn’t clear, but Keith Jardine is looking at returning to the Strikeforce cage this December.

The Dean of Mean took to his personal website,, to break the news himself.

“It looks like I’ll be fighting again for Strikeforce in Dec. Its a lil ways a way but it feals real good to have a date.”

Currently without an opponent for the bout, Jardine will be making his second appearance in Strikeforce. Following his thirteen fight tenure in the UFC — which he ended on a four-fight losing streak — Jardine bounced back from a defeat to Trevor Prangley with two consecutive wins in smaller promotions. The victories were enough to get him called in as a replacement for an injured Mike Kyle against Gegard Mousasi this past April at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley.

Jardine and Mousasi battled back and forth for three rounds in what was ultimately ruled a majority draw after Mousasi was deducted a point for throwing an illegal up kick. Following the fight, Jardine stated his intention to drop to middleweight for his next outing.

The 35-year-old brawler sports an overall record of 17-9-2.