Strikeforce officials have confirmed that K.J. Noons will meet Billy Evangelista at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Noons in December.
The lightweight contest will be part of the Showtime-televised main card, which will feature Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez defending his title against Jorge Masvidal. The event takes place December 17 from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California.
Noon (10-4) is 2-2 in Strikeforce, having lost for the second straight time to Masvidal earlier this year. Evangelista (11-1) was also stopped by Masvidal in his last contest.