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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Lashley vs. Guida makes Lesnar look special

Bobby Lashley’s amateur and professional wrestling histories have naturally brought comparisons to UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. With Lesnar quickly rising to the pinnacle of the sport, many expected Lashley to do the same in the same small amount of time. On paper the similarities are obviously there.

Both of the men have the type of amateur wrestling background that has continually spelled success in MMA. While Lesnar was an NCAA champion, Lashley was an NAIA champion and armed forces champion. Lashley’s physique is just as, if not more, chiseled than Lesnar’s, and they are both training with high level camps – Minnesota Martial Arts Academy and American Top Team.

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Bobby Lashley denies return to pro wrestling, at least for now

Former WWE Champion and recent MMA star Bobby Lashley sat down with Pro MMA Radio (prommaradio.com) and host Larry Pepe to discuss Ken Shamrock, the Jason Guida fight, WWE, Brock Lesnar, and all the new things he learns as a fighter on a daily basis.

Bobby Lashley has shown his knack for hard work as a member of the United States Army, as a three time National wrestling champion at Missouri Valley College, and now as a professional MMA fighter.

Lashley was originally scheduled to fight UFC veteran Ken Shamrock on Saturday, March 21 in Pensacola, Florida at “March Badness”. Both fighters agreed to the fight only about three weeks prior to the scheduled match and were ready for battle.

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“March Badness” LIVE round by round updates & results from Pensacola, Florida

“March Badness”, the hybrid boxing/MMA event promoted by Square Ring Promotions is going down tonight, Saturday, in Pensacola, Florida. Headlining the card will be boxing legend, Roy Jones, Jr. vs. Omar Sheika. The MMA portion of the card will feature former WWE wrestler Bobby Lashley vs. Jason Guida, who is the brother of UFC fighter, Clay Guida and Jeff Monson vs. Roy “Big Country” Nelson in a heavyweight headliner. PRO MMA (promma.info) will be providing live round by round updates and results.

Dennis Hallman 169 lbs. vs. Danny Ruiz 170 lbs.
rd.1 – Hallman takes down Ruiz right away. Showing why Hallman was the only man ever to submit Matt Hughes TWICE (both times in under a minute), he took Ruiz’s back with one hook and sunk in the rear naked choke for the tap out at 1:50. Dennis Hallman def. Danny Ruiz by submission (RNC) in rd.1

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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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Jason Guida shares his thoughts on Bobby Lashley

PRO MMA (promma.info) just received this new video of Jason Guida preparing for his upcoming fight with Bobby Lashley this Saturday night March 21st in the Roy Jones Jr. promoted hybrid boxing/MMA card entitled, “March Badness” in Pensacola, Florida. Guida also shares his thoughts on his opponent who used to be a professional wrestler with … Read more

With Shamrock out, Jason Guida will face Bobby Lashley at “March Badness”

With Ken Shamrock facing a nationwide one year suspension for steroid use, Jason Guida will instead face Bobby Lashley at Roy Jones’ “March Badness” event. Versus.com broke the news that Guida (17-19), who is best known as the brother of UFC lightweight contender Clay Guida (25-9 MMA, 5-3 UFC), and as the guy that got dismissed from his shot at being on “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 8 after failing to make weight.

Bobby Lashley (1-0) has very limited MMA experience, but will have a significant weight and strength advantage over Guida. Guida is coming in on a 3 fight losing streak, and hopes to last longer than Lashley’s last opponent in his MMA debut, who was finished in a mere 41 seconds.

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Former pro wrestlers to meet in the cage

PRO MMA (promma.info) has learned from sources close to the Lion’s Den that former WWE superstar, Bobby Lashley (1-0) will fight another former WWE wrestler, Ken Shamrock (27-13-2) on March 21st at the Civic Center in Pensacola, FL. The bout is part of a combination MMA and Boxing card promoted by Roy Jones Jr. called “March Badness” that will be shown live on Pay-Per-View.

Both fighters were very successful in the world of pro wrestling during thier respective times, Shamrock from 1997-99 and Lashley 2005-08. Shamrock is a legend in MMA, being one of the first real stars of the sport and one of its earliest successful competitors. He competed in the very first UFC beating Pat Smith by heel hook before losing to eventual winner Royce Gracie in his second fight.

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