No word yet on who is opponent will be, but an announcement will come next week according to MMAJunkie.com.
Lashley made his Strikeforce debut in January, and dominated UFC veteran Wes Sims in a one-sided affair.
A potential problem could be that Strikeforce is showing three title fights on the card, with Gilbert Melendez facing Japanese superstar Shinya Aoki, Gegard Mousasi taking on King Mo, and a showdown between Dan Henderson and Jake Shields as the main event. Two of these fights have the potential to go the full twenty five minutes, and the event could go over its allotted broadcast time and angle local CBS affiliates airing the event.
Strikeforce President Scott Coker has gone on record and stated that Lashley’s fight will air on the CBS, but some are reporting that the fight will be aired via tape delay, and it will be shown if there is time left on the broadcast.
“Strikeforce: Nashville” will be shown on CBS on April 17.