After announcing what was expected to be the complete preliminary card for “Strikeforce: Nashville” on Monday, Strikeforce has made a late-addition to the April 17 lineup, as recent middlewight title challenger Jason “Mayhem” Miller is set to face Memphis, Tennessee-native Tim Stout in the card’s swing bout.
With three title fights scheduled for the CBS-televised main card, Strikeforce had planned on Bobby Lashley fighting on the preliminary card and airing the bout during the broadcast if time allowed, but the undefeated heavyweight announced Sunday that he wouldn’t fight at the event and the slot will instead go to “Mayhem.”
Miller (22-7) came up short in his bid for the vacant middleweight crown at Strikeforce’s CBS debut in November, dropping a unanimous decision to Jake Shields, who makes his first title defense in the “Nashville” main event against UFC veteran Dan Henderson. Previously, “Mayhem” scored a first-round submission of Kala Hose last April before fighting to a no contest against Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in May in DREAM.
Stout (12-8) bounced back from an October loss with a unanimous decision victory over Phillip Wyman at Bangkok Fight Night on February 27 in Atlanta to improve to 12-8.
Joining Shields-Henderson on the “Nashville” main card are light heavyweight title-holder Gegard Mousasi vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez vs. Shinya Aoki.
Pictured: Jason “Mayhem” Miller