(The pair will square off on the aptly named "Shark Fights: Pretty Boys" card)
Recently released UFC veteran Keith Jardine didn’t stay long testing the waters of free agency.
According to a report from Loretta Hunt of Sherdog, "The Dean of Mean" has signed with the fledgling Texas-based Shark Fights organization and will make his debut against the promotion’s light heavyweight champion, Trevor Prangley in a non-title affair September 11 in Lubbock, Texas.
0-4 in his last four UFC appearances, Jardine (15-8-1) will be looking to string together a few wins to earn his ticket back to the Octagon, but facing Prangley (22-6-1) definitely isn’t the easy route to his desired destination.
The 38-year-old South African fighter who was BodogFight’s only middleweight champion has only lost twice in the past three years, with his most recent blemish coming against Tim Kennedy at Strikeforce: Los Angeles last month and has beaten the likes of Andrei Semenov, Chael Sonnen, Matt Horwich and Travis Lutter.
The promotion is expected to announce several other marquee match-ups in the coming weeks.