For the Strikeforce: Nashville Apr. 17th card.
LINKA middleweight bout between Jason "Mayhem" Miller (22-7 MMA, 0-1 SF) and Nashville, Tenn.-based fighter Tim Stout (9-7 MMA, 0-0 SF) has been tapped to replace a slot reserved for heavyweight Bobby Lashley on the CBS-televised "Strikeforce: Nashville."
A source close to Stout confirmed to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today that both parties have agreed to the fight and bout agreements will be issued shortly.
If approved by the Tennessee Athletic Commission, Miller vs. Stout will be the final non-televised bout of the April 17 event and may air on tape delay during the televised portion of the two-hour broadcast, which begins at 8 p.m. ET.
In his most recent appearance, the always-colorful Miller lost a bid to take the first-ever Strikeforce 185-pound belt from Jake Shields this past November at "Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers." The bout mostly took place on the mat and was not a hit with fans, who criticized its lack of action.
Miller and Shields later took a few potshots at each other on their respective web pages.
On March 31, Miller hinted he was gearing up for a fight when he wrote on his personal website, "Sorry that I've not blogged, ... but I've had some interesting developments and had to kick my training up and stop drinking delicious frosty goodness."
Miller was recently tapped for a third season of the hit reality show "Bully Beatdown" as overseer of a competition between bullies and professional MMA fighters.
Stout, who usually fights at welterweight, appeared most recently at "Bangkok Fight Night" where he defeated Phillip Wyman by unanimous decision.