MMAJunkie.com is reporting that a third fight between Strikeforce middleweights Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Tim Kennedy has been scheduled for the upcoming Strikeforce: Columbus fight card.
Kennedy and Miller first fought in 2003 at Extreme Challenge 50, where Kennedy took home a unanimous decision win. They met again four years later at an HDNet Fights event where Miller defeated Kennedy by unanimous decision. Both fights were fought in a close, back and forth fashion.
Since their last fight, Miller has gone 4-2 with one no contest. He has outweighed close losses to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Jake Shields with wins over Katsuyori Shibata, Kala Hose, Tim Stout and Kazushi Sakuraba. “Mayhem’s” overall record stands at 24-7, with fourteen wins coming by way of submission, six by KO or TKO and four by decision. His most recent bout came against Sakuraba, whom he defeated by submission.
A former Green Beret who was awarded the Army Bronze Star, Kennedy has managed to add to his resume a professional MMA record of 12-3. He has earned six of those victories by submission, five by KO or TKO and one by decision. Kennedy recently earned a shot at the Strikeforce middleweight title left vacant when Jake Shields moved to the UFC; he fought Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza for the belt, and lost by unanimous decision after five rounds of fighting. His last bout came against Souza.
Strikeforce: Columbus is expected to go down on March 5th at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, and will feature a light heavyweight championship bout between champ Rafael Cavalcante and Dan Henderson.