Strikeforce: 'Mayhem' Miller out, Luke Rockhold in against Tim Kennedy in Columbus


Sorry homies, but it looks like someone was scared to move forward with our previously reported rubber match between Tim Kennedy and Jason Miller for the upcoming Strikeforce card on March 5 in Columbus.

Sources close to one of the fight camps alerted to the change in plans earlier today.

Stepping in for "Mayhem" will be middleweight prospect Luke Rockhold, who's been torching the "Challengers" scene for the past two years and racking up six straight wins.

But can the 7-1 prospect handle the experience of Kennedy when they collide at the Nationwide Arena?

Kennedy suffered a disappointing unanimous decision loss to Ronaldo Souza when they tangled back at the "Houston" event in August 2010, one that saw "Jacare" claim the vacant 185-pound strap and send the super-soldier to his first loss in over three years.

A win over a top-prospect like Rockhold could make the argument that he deserves another crack at the title considering Kennedy's first dance with the grappling guru was hardly a blowout.

But does this mean "Mayhem" is reconsidering a drop in weight to fight Nick Diaz?

Time will tell.

Strikeforce recently announced its March 5 event at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, which is expected to feature a main event title fight between light heavyweight challenger Dan Henderson and division champion Rafael Cavalcante.

Stay tuned to for future "Columbus" updates as they become available.

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