Strikeforce has added a middleweight bout between Scott “Hands of Steel” Smith (17-7 MMA, 3-2 SF) and Jesse Finney (6-1 MMA, 2-0 SF) to its Dec. 4 “Henderson vs. Babalu” card.
MMA DieHards has confirmed the match-up with sources close to the event.
Smith is a UFC veteran known for his knockout power and amazing comeback wins over Cung Le and Pete Sell. He has posted Strikeforce victories over Terry Martin, Benji Radach and Cung Le. His most recent performance ended in a second round knockout loss in a rematch against Le.
Finney is a rising prospect within the Strikeforce organization, thanks to victories over Josh Bumgarner at “Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields” and Justin DeMoney at “Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery”. He reeled off stoppage victories in his first six professional bouts before suffering a submission loss to UFC veteran Josh Neer in August.
Strikeforce ”Henderson vs. Babalu,” first reported by MMA Junkie, is set to take place at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo., with the main card airing live on Showtime. In addition to a headlining bout between Dan Henderson and Renato “Babalu” Sobral, the event is expected to feature Herschel Walker in action against an opponent to be determined.