A middleweight bout between Scott Smith and Lumumba Sayers is on tap for Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey slated for March 3 in Columbus, Ohio.
Sources close to the bout confirmed it to MMAWeekly.com on Friday.
Smith (17-9) will have been out of action for about seven months come fight time. He returns to middleweight after having failed in back-to-back attempts to reinvigorate his career at welterweight.
Known for his heavy-handed comebacks, Smith was unable to pull off such a feat against either Paul Daley or Tarec Saffiedine.
Sayers (5-2) has fought but twice under the Strikeforce banner, splitting his results. He is coming off of a first-round knockout of Antwain Britt last November. Sayers has never had a fight go the distance.
Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey features the women’s welterweight championship between current titleholder Miesha Tate and challenger Ronda Rousey.