Herschel Wlaker vs Scott Carson on Dec. 4
Herschel Walker will meet Scott Carson in a featured heavyweight bout at Strikeforce “Henderson vs. Babalu” on Dec. 4 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, the promotion’s CEO Scott Coker confirmed to ESPN.com on Friday.
The bout, which will air live on Showtime, will mark the 48-year-old Walker’s second professional MMA bout. “The goal with Herschel’s next fight is to put him in a little more competitive environment and let him test his skills,” Strikeforce President Scott Coker said of Walker’s bout.
Carson, 40, is 4-1 in pro bouts. In June, the Costa Mesa, Calif., resident was knocked out in the first round by Lorenz Larkin at a MEZ Sports-promoted event in Los Angeles. Carson accrued his career victories between 1999 and 2001, but said a back injury kept him out of the cage for the next 10 years.