Paul Buentello walks into the HP Pavilion for his fight against Alistair Overeem. Photo by Jon Swenson.
Former heavyweight contender Paul Buentello will return to action at the much-anticipated upcoming Strikeforce event, “Shamrock vs Le”, on Saturday, March 29th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.
Buentello confirmed his participation on the card with The Fight Network late Monday night.
“They’re supposed to let me know [who I’m fighting] pretty soon, so I can get my butt in shape,” Buentello said in the report.
After departing from the UFC in 2006, Buentello went on a three-fight winning streak, defeating Tank Abbott and Ruben Villareal along the way. That streak came to an end when Buentello was stopped by Alistair Overeem in a bid for the Strikeforce heavyweight title in November.
An opponent for Buentello has not yet been announced.