K.J. Noons vs. Jorge Masvidal Booked For June 18

K.J. Noons faces Jorge Masvidal at “Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum” in a lightweight bout on June 18.

Strikeforce officials announced the bout on Wednesday morning.

Noons (9-2) last appeared in a losing effort to Nick Diaz in a welterweight title fight in October. It appears to be a one-time move to welterweight for the former EliteXC lightweight champion.

Masvidal debuted in Strikeforce in March, defeating Billy Evangelista by unanimous decision.

The Strikeforce card features the remainder of the opening-round bouts for the World Heavyweight Grand Prix and is headlined by a heavyweight bout between Fabricio Werdum and Alistair Overeem. Gina Carano will also make her return on the card.