Strikeforce Preview: MTV's Jason 'Mayhem' Miller Will Become Middleweight Champion

Before you watch Taylor Swift hosting and performing on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, spend some time on CBS checking out "Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers," an MMA event live from the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The main event features legendary heavyweight Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko in a match against undefeated up-and-comer Brett Rogers. The card also features another excellent heavyweight match-up between Brazilians Fabricio Werdum and Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva and an intriguing head-to-head with Gegard Mousasi and Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou. It should be a fun night of fighting (if you're into that sort of thing).

But even if you're not into the sweet science of kickboxing and grappling, one particular fight is not to be missed. The wildly entertaining Jason "Mayhem" Miller — host of MTV's "Bully Beatdown" — will compete for the Strikeforce middleweight championship against friend and rival (and multi-time "Bully Beatdown" guest fighter) Jake Shields. Miller is a singularity in the MMA world who is more than willing to put his personality ahead of his fighting record (though he is an impressive 22-6). As anybody who watches "Bully Beatdown" can attest, he is a manic presence with a sick sense of humor and a seemingly boundless storehouse of energy. In a world where the elite are sometimes overly serious, Miller introduces a welcome bit of liveliness and humor into the proceedings. Need proof? Check out Miller's breakdown of the upcoming fight.


He's also likely to walk out of the cage on Saturday night with a championship belt around his waist. Though Miller's unhinged personality sometimes bleeds too much into his fighting style (he's been known to lose patience or become reckless for the sake of entertainment), Shields is more of a ground fighter. As long as Miller can keep the fight on the feet (where he has a clear advantage), he can probably knock out Shields. Besides, he has by far the best entrance in all of MMA.