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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K-1 FieLDS DYNAMITE!! 2008 New Year’s Eve results

The New Year’s Eve DYNAMITE!! event has come and gone in Saitama, Japan. We have posted the fight videos from this event HERE. There were some incredible fights with some big upsets.

Melvin Manhoef knocked out Mark Hunt in the first round with a big right hook. Shinya Aoki submitted Eddie Alvarez by heel hook in round 1 (just as I predicted) to win the WAMMA lightweight title.

Badr Hari received payback for illegally kicking his last opponent in the head after the ref had stopped the action by receiving a first round knockout from Alistair Overeem. Bob Sapp even defeated a cartoon. Here are the full results:

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K-1 FieLDS DYNAMITE!! 2008 New Year’s Eve (videos)

K-1 Dynamite!! Intro:

Many more DYNAMITE!! videos for your viewing pleasure…

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Bob Sapp vs. anime character at K-1 Dynamite!! 2008 New Year’s Eve card

If you thought you’d seen everything the strange world of Japanese fighting could possibly think of, think again! K-1 has announced that Bob Sapp (9-3-1) will be facing Japanese anime character, Kinniku Mantaro on New Year’s Eve.

Actually, Japanese wrestler, Akihito Tanaka (0-0), will be wearing a Kinniku Mantaro mask. It has been reported that Tanaka will wear the mask during the bout. Oddly enough, Tanaka is considered to be a serious heavyweight prospect making his MMA debut in K-1.

Akihito Tanaka is a seven-time All-Japan wrestling champion. Many Japanese pundits give him a better than average chance to win the fight against Sapp should he survive the opening minutes of the bout.

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