Bobby Lashley to fight Bob Sapp

According to a recent update on his Twitter.com page, former WWE star Bobby Lashley has signed an agreement to fight former Pride behemoth, Bob “The Beast” Sapp. The bout is reportedly set to take place on June 27 at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi, and will be promoted by Prize Fight Promotions.

Lashley, now 2-0 in his young MMA career, most recently won a unanimous decision over Jason Guida, at “March Badness” in Pensacola, Florida. His first fight was a 41 second destructive TKO victory over MMA rookie Joshua Franklin at “Mixed Fighting Alliance: Bad Blood”.

Bob Sapp is a giant, both literally and figuratively, in the Japanese fight scene. The 300 plus pound Sapp has fought in Strikeforce, Pride, and K-l, and has amassed a 10-3-1 record. Sapp was victorious in his last fight over a masked Akihito Tanaka, and has won five of his last six bouts.

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Meet three TUF 10 hopefuls

Hoping to follow in the footsteps of the UFC stars before them and gain a spot on The Ultimate Fighter season 10, 186 middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight fighters from all over the world showed up in Seattle, Washington on April 6th for an open casting call. PRO MMA (promma.info) was there to get a first look at the TUF 10 hopefuls.

The tryouts consisted of three phases: grappling, striking, and a personal interview. Following each of the first two phases, the names of the fighters that impressed the judges and made it to the next phase were called out. For the fighters who made the cut to the interview phase, they were told the final decisions would be made in a week or two and those selected to take part in The Ultimate Fighter season 10 would be notified.

From inexperienced to established, run-of-the-mill to out of this world, the makeup of fighters that tried out was anything but monotonous. Some were nervous while others seemed very relaxed and composed. Some made it all the way to the interview phase while many did not get past the grappling round.

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The Ultimate Fighter season 10 tryouts photo gallery

On Monday April 6, 2009, 186 mixed martial arts fighters from around the world gathered at the Marriott Hotel in Seattle, Washington in hopes of impressing UFC matchmaker Joe Silva and Spike TV executives so they could earn the opportunity to appear on the The Ultimate Fighter season ten reality television show. It was The Ultimate Fighter … Read more

PRO MMA live report: The Ultimate Fighter 10 casting call

The Ultimate Fighter reality show has given many young mixed martial artists an otherwise unattainable moment in the worldwide spotlight. It has turned dreams into reality, a chance at a coveted UFC contract, and recognition by fans, other fighters, and promoters. For a few, it is a once in a lifetime opportunity to become the … Read more

Sportfight XXV highlights and results

By: Jeff Howard PRO MMA (promma.info) was on-hand at the Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde, Oregon, for Sportfight XXV: Wild Card on Friday night. The ten fight card was nothing less than action packed, with all ten fights ending by (T)KO or submission. The first three fights were amateur bouts (3×3 min. rds) featuring Team … Read more

Ryan Couture defeated for the first time

In his third amateur MMA bout, the son of UFC veteran Randy Couture tasted defeat for the first time. In Friday night’s Fight Night 2 main event in Bellingham, Washington, Elisey Yarovoy defeated Ryan Couture via unanimous decision.

Yarovoy, who is Ryan Couture’s former training and sparring partner, improved his amateur MMA record to 2-1 and gained the Fight Night Entertainment Lightweight Title in the process. Couture’s amateur record now stands at 2-1.

Ryan Couture, 26, made his amateur MMA debut in November 2008 at Fight Night 1, winning via first round submission (Triangle Choke) over Ricky Perez.

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Bobby Lashley NOT fighting Marcus Jones at XFC 8 in Knoxville, TN

Despite recent rumors reported at various internet MMA sites, former WWE Champion Bobby Lashley will NOT be fighting former pro football player Marcus Jones at XFC 8: Regional Conflict on April 25th. Lashley is not fighting on the card in Knoxville, Tennessee at all.

Pro MMA Radio host, Larry Pepe contacted PRO MMA (promma.info) with the news today after confirming with Lashley that he will definitely NOT be fighting on that card.  An article written by Pepe today states, the Lashley team is currently weighing all of his options, XFC 8 not being one of them.

Bobby Lashley most recently fought and won by unanimous decision over Jason Guida at March Badness, a hybrid boxing/MMA event in Pensacola, Florida promoted by Roy Jones Jr’s Square Ring Promotions.

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PRO MMA exclusive interview: “Bad” Brad Blackburn

‘Bad’ Brad Blackburn (13-9-1) will return to the Octagon on June 20th at ”The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale’, against heavy handed UFC newcomer, Edgar Garcia (7-0). Blackburn is riding a four fight win streak, including a TKO over Jay Hieron, with his last victory coming by way of a unanimous decision victory over Ryo Chonan, … Read more

Do not count out Affliction just yet

In the last couple of days rumors have surfaced on the Internet that Affliction Entertainment is considering staging their third, and in some reports, their last event on July 11th, which is the same night as UFC 100.

Affliction COO Michael D. Cohen, in an interview with Versus.com, denies that Affliction is looking to put on a third and final show up against the UFC before calling it quits, and sets the record straight, sort of.

Cohen explained, “Right now, nothing is signed. We are exploring several different dates including that July 11th date. There’s so much that has to go into deciding what date that third event is going to take place on.”

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Weigh-in results for ‘Bobby Lashley vs. Jason Guida card’ in Pensacola, Florida (video)

Bobby Lashley will fight Jason Guida in Pensacola

PRO MMA (promma.info) has received the official weigh in results for the Roy Jones, Jr. hybrid Pro Boxing/MMA event taking place tomorrow, Saturday, March 21, 2009 at the Pensacola Civic Center in Pensacola, Florida. The event, promoted by Roy Jones, Jr.’s Square Ring Promotions, will air LIVE on pay-per-view beginning 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT.

We will be providing live round by round updates and results from the event, so be sure to keep your browsers set on PRO MMA (promma.info) Saturday night to see if Jason Guida can possibly stop the freight train known as Bobby Lashley. Dennis Hallman, Din Thomas, Jeff Monson, and Roy Nelson will also be on the MMA portion of the card.

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