Lashley made the announcement Monday during an interview on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. The part-time pro wrestler said he signed a three fight deal with the Texas-based MMA promotion.
Lashley last fought in March when he scored a unanimous decision victory over John Ott at Titan Fighting Championship 17. Albeit relatively lackluster, it was a much needed win for Lashley, who was coming off a terrible showing against Chad Griggs at “Strikeforce – Houston” in Aug. 2010 when he was unable to answer the bell for the second round.
Schoonover, who will put his Shark Fights heavyweight title on the line against Lashley, is coming off a first round TKO victory over Adam Padilla at “Sun City Battle” in July. Prior to that he had lost five straight fights which began with his third round TKO loss to James McSweeney at the TUF 10 Finale in Dec. 2009.