Recently released light heavyweight Keith Jardine (15-8-1) will get his first post-UFC fight against Trevor Prangley (22-6-1). According to Sherdog.com the fight will take place on September 11 at Shark Fights 13 in Lubbock, Texas.
Prangley is the promotion's light heavyweight champion, earning the belt at Shark Fights 7 with a first round submission win over Marcus Sursa. The fight with Jardine, though, will not be for that light heavyweight belt. Since winning the belt, the South African Prangley dropped down to 185 lbs and fought twice for Strikeforce, going 0-1 with one draw.
Jardine will look to get himself out of a hole he dug by losing four fights in a row, which got him cut from the UFC following a majority decision loss to Matt Hamill. The 34-year-old cast member of The Ultimate Fighter 2 has only won two of his last eight fights, but holds wins over former UFC champs Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin .
Both fighters desperately need a win to get their careers back on track, but the younger Jardine needs it a lot more than Prangley. If Jardine loses a fifth fight in a row, his fighting days just might be over, or at least fighting for the bigger promotions will be.