With his 34th birthday only a month away and an injury-plagued career thus far, Strikeforce lightweight Josh Thomson knows the time for putting together one more title-run is now rather than meant for revisiting a few years down the road. Fittingly enough, it appears Thomson will in fact face “The Future” in his next fight, as the former divisional champion revealed over the weekend he had agreed to face Caros Fodor on September 29 at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy.

Thomson announced the bout during a recent interview with Sherdog.

“The Punk” is coming off a Split Decision loss to title-holder Gilbert Melendez despite many fans feeling as though he’d won the match-up. He holds an overall record of 19-5 including thirteen stoppages and past success against the likes of Melendez, K.J. Noons, Duane Ludwig, Nam Phan, and Gesias Cavalcante.

While Thomson lost to one half of the show’s headlining duo in Melendez, Fodor was last seen falling to the main event’s other participant – Pat Healy. The loss snapped a five-fight winning streak for the 7-2 Fodor.

In addition to Melendez-Healy, next month’s lineup will also feature action from Isaac Vallie-Flagg and Jorge Santiago.