Scott Smith vs. Tarec Saddiedine at Strikeforce in Chicago on July 30th

Former number one contender, Scott Smith will square off against Belgian Team Quest fighter, Tarec Saffiedine in a welterweight bout at Strikeforce and M-1 Global Present: Fedor vs. Henderson in Chicago, Illinois on July 30th, 2011.

Smith has lost three of his last five fights and is currently on a two fight losing streak after being stopped by former middleweight champion, Cung Le and British knockout artist, Paul “Semtex” Daley. He defeated Benji Radach in April of 2009. Smith defeated Radach by knocking him out in the third round. He then faced Nick Diaz at a catchweight of 180 lbs. losing via Rear Naked Choke at 1:19 of the third round. Smith fought Cung Le in December of 2009. Despite being dominated throughout most of the fight, Smith won via third round knock out and became the first and only man to ever defeat Cung Le.

Saffiedine seen his three-fight winning streak come to an end when he suffered a decision loss to Tyron Woodley in January, a fight that headlined the Strikeforce Challengers 13 card. He holds notable wins over Nate Moore and former WEC number one contender, Brock Larson.

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