Paul Daley vs. Scott Smith Official For Strikeforce Event

British striker Paul Daley has agreed to make his Strikeforce debut against Scott Smith on Dec. 4.

MMAWeekly.com reported the news on Wednesday morning.

Smith will drop to the welterweight division to face Daley. It will be his first bout since a loss to Cung Le in June. Smith had previously defeated Le with one of his trademark come-from-behind knockouts, but wasn’t able to overcome Le’s vicious body kicks during the rematch.

Daley was famously banished from the UFC after he struck Josh Koscheck after a loss to the new top welterweight contender in May. Since the loss, Daley defeated Daniel Acacio and Jorge Masvidal before signing a six-fight contract with Strikeforce.

The Dec. 4 Strikeforce event takes place in St. Louis and is headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Dan Henderson and Renato “Babalu” Sobral.


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