Jason “Mayhem” Miller will square off against Jake Shields for the interim Strikeforce middleweight title, Miller announced on Monday on MyFightTeam.
“I’m set to take on Jake Sheilds for the middleweight championship of the world in Strikeforce,” wrote Miller.
A date and location was not disclosed for the matchup, though the fight is expected to appear on the same card as Fedor Emelaienko’s Strikeforce debut, likely in November.
Shields (23-4-1), the former EliteXC welterweight champion who is currently riding a 12-fight win streak that includes victories over Yushin Okami, Carlos Condit, Paul Daley, and Nick Thompson, last fought in June, submitting Robbie Lawler in the opening round of the catchweight contest.
Miller (22-6) fought to a no contest against Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in May and the pair had been expected to rematch for DREAM’s middleweight title in September, but both fighters have now joined Strikeforce’s 185-pound roster. Since 2006, Miller is 8-2 with wins over the likes of Lawler, Hiromitsu Miura, Tim Kennedy, and Kala Hose, while suffering losses to notables “Jacare” and Frank Trigg.
Pictured: Jason “Mayhem” Miller