In a press release from Strikeforce, it has been announced that K.J. Noons (8-2) will return to the cage on June 16th against Conor "The Hurricane Huen (8-3) to round out the televised portion of the promotion's fights on Showtime.
Noons is riding a 4 fight winning streak and is 7-1 in his last eight bouts. His last defeat was against Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett back in 2007 in the first ever mixed martial arts fight broadcast on Showtime.
Following a nearly two year layoff to peruse a boxing career, Noons returned to MMA on March 22nd and defeated Andre Armado by decision at Dream 13.
"There are a lot of good fights out there for me in Strikeforce," said Noons, former EliteXC Lightweight titleholder. "I'm looking forward to getting a good win and moving on to bigger and better things.
The Southern California fighter gave his thoughts about fighting in the "City of Angels."
"Fighting in Los Angeles is very cool. I'm sure I'll have a lot of friends and fans there rooting for me," Noons said.
Heun, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt, will be returning to action for the first time since losing his Strikeforce debut against Jorge Gurgel via decision.
Heun is anxious to put together another winning streak.
"I've been eyeing a fight like this, and have been calling out Noons for a long time," Heun Said. "I'm beyond thrilled this fight was made. If Noons thinks this is going to be easy, he is in for the surprise of his life...this is my time."
Jason's Analysis - Heun is no push-over, but I think this a great match to welcome Noons back to the world of MMA.
Even though Heun is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt, he prefers to stand and trade. Personally, I can not see it being Heun's best interest to keep this fight standing.
Slugging it out against Gurgel is one thing; I do not see throwing bombs with Noons leading to anything positive for Heun.
Noons' hands are much more educated than Huen's. If the fight does end up being a stand up war, I believe there is a very good chance that it will come to a concussive ending, with Noons scoring the KO midway through the second round.