Figting a replacement fighter after Rashid Evans (No, NOT Rashad Evans) was arrested for a parole violation related to a conviction on residential burglary charges. SO, he fights a big old dude named Vince Lucero. It's probably the ugliest fight you've seen in a while. The most astonishing thing about the bout is that between Lucero, Bautista and referee Dan Mugliatto (spelling?), Dave was the smallest guy in the ring.
Yup. He has one fight left on his Strikeforce contract (and it's a much less valuable fight now). He could still sign with UFC after, but the leverage has shifted hugely to UFC. Think Kimbo after Seth Petruzelli.