Strikeforce middleweight mauler Joey Villasenor will take a short hiatus from his duties in San Jose to throw leather with former UFC banger Drew McFedries on the Shark Fights 13: "Jardine vs. Prangley" card on Sept. 11 from the Civic Center Coliseum in Amarillo, Texas.
MMAWeekly brought word of the pending match-up on Saturday.
"Smokin'" Joe (27-7) saw his four-fight win streak come to an end at the hands (and limbs) of Ronaldo Souza at the Strikeforce: "Heavy Artillery" event back on May 15. "Jacare" was unable to submit the Greg Jackson disciple but did enough damage to take home the unanimous decision win.
Villasenor has been around the block a few times, competing just about everywhere except the UFC over the span of eleven years. Despite his prowess in the striking department, he's also registered 10 of his 27 wins by way of submission.
That may be an asset against the hard-hitting McFedries.
While he is unquestionably heavy-handed, "Massacre" (8-6) has coughed up four of his six losses to the tap, including his most recent defeat at the hands of Tomasz Drwal (rear naked choke) at UFC 103: "Franklin vs. Belfort" last September.
McFedries left the Octagon with a record of 4-5 and was unable to break through to the next level, due largely to his ignorance of the ground game, despite showing flashes of greatness on his feet.
Don't expect him to be in any hurry to get this thing to the ground on Sept. 11.
Shark Fights 13 will be headlined by "The Dean of Mean," Keith Jardine, as he tangles with well-traveled MMA veteran Trevor Prangley. Also on tap is another light heavyweight war between Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou and Houston Alexander.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more information on this still-developing fight card.