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KJ Noons vs. Jorge Masvidal Set for 'Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum'

KJ Noons will meet Jorge Masvidal in a battle of lightweight contenders at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum on June 18. Noons confirmed the news, which was first reported by MMA Junkie, to MMA Fighting on Wednesday.

Noons (9-2), the former EliteXC lightweight champion, is coming off a welterweight title loss to Nick Diaz in October. Prior to the loss, Noons had won his last six fights in a row.

Masvidal (21-6) won his Strikeforce debut in March, defeating Billy Evangelista via unanimous decision. The American Top Team veteran has also fought for BodogFight, Shark Fights and Bellator.

The June 18 card, which is headlined by Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum, will be televised on Showtime. The TV card is already set, and Noons was unclear where or if his fight would televised.

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