The event will take place from the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California and will air live on Showtime.
Casey Olson has also been announced for the card against an opponent yet to be determined.
The undefeated Evangelista has established himself as one of the premier up and coming lightweights in Strikeforce with recent victories over the likes of Marlon Sims, Nam Phan and Luke Caudillo. Evangelista’s last performance in the cage was ruled a no-contest after striking a downed Mike Aina with a knee to the head.
With a career record of 13-5, the always entertaining Jorge Gurgel has picked up wins over Diego Saraiva, John Halverson, and most recently, Conor Heun during the course of his career.