A matchup between recent middleweight title challenger Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Tim Stout, first reported earlier today for “Strikeforce: Nashville” on April 17, is guaranteed to air during the event’s CBS broadcast, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker announced during a Tuesday media call:
“Yes, that fight will air in some form, whether it’s a highlight package or in its entirety, based upon the timing of the other fights. So, I believe the idea is to come out and maybe do a fight or two and see how much time is left. If time permits, we will air the entire fight. If it doesn’t, we will air the highlight package. But, it will air in some form.”
“Mayhem” (22-7) came up short in his bid for the 185-pound title in November, dropping a unanimous decision to Jake Shields, while Stout improved to 12-8 with a unanimous decision win in February.
“Strikeforce: Nashville” is headlined by middleweight champ Jake Shields vs. UFC veteran Dan Henderson, and also features light heavyweight title-holder Gegard Mousasi vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez vs. Shinya Aoki.
Pictured: Jason “Mayhem” Miller