If itís a rematch he wants, itís a rematch heíll get.
Scott Smith has never been a fighter to back down from a challenge, and his last opponent wants a second crack at him. So Cung Le will face the heavy hitter from the Bay Area when the two square off again in San Jose, Calif., on June 26 as the co-main event for the upcoming Strikeforce and M-1 Global co-promoted event on Showtime.
The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight on Wednesday.
Just a day ago, Strikeforce announced the June 26 event headlined by top heavyweight fighter Fedor Emelianenko making his long awaited return to the promotion to face former UFC fighter Fabricio Werdum in the nightís main event.
Rumors have circled for weeks about the rematch between Le and Smith, and now itís official. The two middleweights will go to battle again in June. They first met in December 2009 with Smith knocking Le out cold in the third round of their fight.
Le, who has also been busy with movie obligations of late, was doing very well in the fight up to the point in the third round where Smith came alive and blasted the former San Shou fighter with punches that ended his night.
If there were any questions remaining from the first go round, the two fighters will meet again to settle the score.