According to a report from Sherdog former EliteXC 160 pound champion Noons has signed a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce and could debut with the promotion as early as December 19. However, it is more likely that he will make his Strikeforce lightweight debut at their January 30, 2010 event in Sunrise, Florida.
Strikeforce has also signed heavy handed middleweight Melvin Manhoef to a multi-fight deal according to a report by MMAFanhouse. Manhoef was in the running to step in as a replacement opponent for Robbie Lawler on December 19, but as previously reported is likely to not be selected. Otherwise, he is expected to debut with the promotion early in 2010.
Pictured: Melvin Manhoef