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After a disappointing August debut for Strikeforce, former "The Ultimate Fighter 7" finalist Jesse Taylor (13-4) is apparently set for a return trip to the California-based promotion.

Taylor today posted on his Facebook account that he will return to action on the main card of Strikeforce's Nov. 6 "Challengers Series" event at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif.

Taylor did not reveal his opponent for the matchup, and Strikeforce officials weren't immediately available comment when contacted by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) for confirmation.

Taylor dropped a unanimous decision to Jay Hieron on the preliminary card of August's "Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg." Taylor took the bout on less-than-one-week's notice when Nick Diaz wasn't granted a license by the California State Athletic Commission for the bout with Hieron.

With Taylor's announcement, the Nov. 6 event – which is headlined by a bout between Billy Evangelista and Jorge Gurgel and precedes Strikeforce's Nov. 7 "Fedor vs. Rogers" card by just one day – now includes:

Billy Evangelista vs. Jorge Gurgel
Jesse Taylor vs. TBA*
Ben Holscher vs. TBA
Casey Olson vs. TBA
Anthony Ruiz vs. TBA
Cole Escovedo vs. TBA
Zoila Frausto vs. TBA


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