NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Strikeforce has officially announced a middleweight match-up between Jason “Mayhem” Miller (22-7) and Tim Stout (12-8) to be added to the “Strikeforce Nashville: Henderson vs. Shields” April 17 event at Bridgestone Arena. The card is now complete with ten fights.
Due to time restraints, the match will be included either in an abbreviated highlight form or in its entirety on the CBS televised portion of the event, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said on Tuesday’s media conference call.
Miller is known as the hyper Ritalin-deprived host of MTV’s “Bully Beatdown” as well as an MMA veteran and former ICON middleweight champion. Miller is a fan favorite who entertains inside the ring and out.
In Nov. 2009, he lost a five round unanimous decision for the vacant Strikeforce middleweight title to Jake Shields. Miller nearly submitted Shields with a rear-naked choke in the second round but ran out of time as the bell sounded.
Shields repeatedly took Miller to the ground and controlled position, but did very little in the way of damage. Miller was clearly frustrated after the fight and said Shields had won the “wrestling match.”
Tim Stout is a 31-year-old professional fighter from Mountain City, Tenn., and has gone 6-4 in his last ten fights. He is coming off a dominant, three-round unanimous decision victory over Phillip Wyman in Atlanta, Ga. on Feb. 27.
For Stout, the opportunity to face a well-known fighter like Jason Miller on national TV must be a dream come true. However, it will also likely be his toughest fight to date. Six of Stouts losses have come by submission, and unfortunately for him, that is where Miller excels.
Finally, here is the official full “Strikeforce Nashville: Henderson vs. Shields” fight card:
- Jake Shields vs. Dan Henderson
- Gegard Mousasi vs. Muhammed Lawal
- Gilbert Melendez vs. Shinya Aoki
- Jason Miller vs. Tim Stout
- Zach Underwood vs. Hunter Worsham
- Josh Schockman vs. Cale Yarbrough
- Dustin Ortiz vs. Justin Pennington
- Andrew Uhrich vs. Dustin West
- Chris Hawk vs. Ovince St. Preux
- Thomas Campbell vs. Cody Floyd