Bobby Lashley: one step closer to the big show

With a recent first round TKO over Bob “The Beast” Sapp, Bobby Lashley is now 4-0 in his young MMA career. With each new fight Lashley has taken steps up in competition. At the same time, his MMA skills are noticeably improving.

Many expected the former WWE wrestler to take a similar path as UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar who joined the UFC after just one professional fight. Lashley, however is taking a more gradual approch. In fact, he is actually paying his dues in the MMA world. There was a lot of talk when Lesnar first entered the UFC and got a quick title shot that he did not deserve it. Lashley wants to avoid that kind of controversy.

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Yvel to face Buentello at “Affliction: Trilogy”

According to VP of Affliction Entertainment Tom Atencio, the winner of the Pedro Rizzo (16-9) vs. Gilbert Yvel (36-13-1) fight at this past weekend’s “Ultimate Chaos” event was to be rewarded with a fight against Paul Buentello (27-10) at “Affliction: Trilogy” on Aug. 1.

Yvel ended up defeating Rizzo on Sat., June 27, in dramatic knockout fashion that left the former UFC heavyweight contender unconscious on the canvas just 2:10 into the first round. Yvel confirmed in his post-fight interview that he indeed would now be facing Buentello.

Buentello was originally scheduled to face former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia at the “Trilogy” event. However, Sylvia was pulled from the fight for precautionary reasons after he received a brutal knockout at the hands of professional boxer Ray “Merciless” Mercer.

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“Ultimate Chaos” fight videos

Here are a few of the high profile fights from Saturday night’s “Ultimate Chaos” event in Biloxi, Miss. First up is the main event between Bob “The Beast” Sapp and Bobby Lashley, then Pedro Rizzo vs. Gilbert Yvel, and finally the “Fight of the Night” between Tom Atencio and Randy Hedderick. Atencio is no f*ck*ng joke!

Bob Sapp vs. Bobby Lashley

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“Ultimate Chaos” live play-by-play and results

“Ultimate Chaos” took place Sat., June 27, 2009, at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Miss. and PRO MMA (promma.info) has the live round-by-round updates and results of the event.

Stand-outs on the card included Tom Atencio and Randy Hedderick in what was arguably the “fight of the night.” The fight went back and forth with Atencio getting dropped twice in the opening round.  However, “The T-Shirt Guy” rebounded strong and came back in round two with some great striking that ultimately led to his TKO victory.

Gilbert Yvel looked amazing with a devastating knock out victory over Pedro Rizzo and Bobby Lashley took Bob “The Beast” Sapp down in the opening seconds of round 1 where he pounded “The Beast” into tapping out due to strikes (twice).

“Ultimate Chaos” Quick Results:

James Orso def. Danny Abaddi by unanimous decision
Brandon Harder def. John Harris by arm triangle rd2
Tom Atencio def. Randy Hedderick by TKO rd2
Waachim Spiritwolf def. Brett Cooper by KO rd1
Chris Horodecki def. William Sriyapai by rear-naked choke rd1
Javier Vazquez def. Mark Kergosien by guillotine choke rd1
Colin McKee def. Lance Thompson by submission (strikes) rd1
Gilbert Yvel def. Pedro Rizzo by knockout rd1
Bobby Lashley def. Bob Sapp by submission (strikes) rd1

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“Ultimate Chaos” weigh-in photos

Ms. Tracy Lee over at Combat Lifestyle made it down to Biloxi, Miss. for Friday’s “Ultimate Chaos” weigh-ins. You will see below, in order, photos of headliners Bob “The Beast” Sapp and Bobby Lashley, Chris Horodecki and opponent William Sriyapai, Pedro Rizzo, Gilbert Yvel, Tom Atencio, and Randy Hedderick. If you want to see many more photos from the “Ultimate Chaos” weigh-ins, check out Tracy’s complete gallery.

The fights take place Saturday night, June 26, and if you live inside the U.S. you can catch the event on pay-per-view. However, if you live in Canada or anywhere else outside the U.S., you can watch the fights online as we here at PRO MMA (promma.info), in association with Go Fight Live, will be providing access to a LIVE WEBCAST (including preliminary bouts) of “Ultimate Chaos” beginning at 9pm ET/6pm PT.

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“Ultimate Chaos” weigh-in results & press conference quotes

PRO MMA (promma.info) has received the weigh-in results from “Ultimate Chaos” which takes place Sat., June 27, 2009, at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Miss. The weigh-ins took place Friday, and as we reported would be the case on Tuesday, Bob Sapp came in the lightest weight of his career at 322 lbs. Considering their were several catch-weight fights, all fighters successfully made weight.

Bobby Lashley 255.4 lbs. vs. Bob Sapp 322.2 lbs.
Gilbert Yvel 237 lbs. vs. Pedro Rizzo 243.6 lbs.
Din Thomas 146.6 lbs. vs. Javier Vasquez 144.8 lbs.
Chris Hordecki 155 lbs. vs. William Sriyapai 154.8 lbs.
Brett Cooper 169.2 lbs. vs. Waachiim Spirit Wolf 168.4 lbs.
Tom Atencio 160.4 lbs. vs. Randy Hedderick 159 lbs.
John Harris 154.2 lbs. vs. Brandon Harder 154.2 lbs.
James Orso 173.2 lbs. vs. Danny Abbadi 174.6 lbs.
Eric Bradley 170.4 lbs. vs. Kelly Leo 168.4 lbs.
Colin McKee 174.2 lbs. vs. Lance Thompson 172 lbs.
Eric Graham 159 lbs. vs. Drew Wallace 159 lbs.
Greg Maher 265.2 lbs. vs. Rocky Overstreet 253.4 lbs.

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Sapp at lightest fight weight ever for Lashley

Bob “The Beast” Sapp stopped by Pro MMA Radio on Monday to talk about, among other things, his upcoming fight this Saturday night against fast rising heavyweight prospect Bobby Lashley.

“The Beast” said he is on target to come into this bout at the lowest weight of his fighting career, possibly weighing as little as 320 lbs. That is considered light for a man who spent most of his career fighting anywhere from 365-400 lbs.. In fact, 320 lbs. is how much he weighed during his last year in the NFL.

Sapp admitted he knew it was time to lose weight when he sat down on his toilet and it cracked. So with the help of trainers Maurice Smith, Antonio McKee, and others, he began running, concentrating on conditioning, and started to incrementally shed the pounds.

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Austin Lyons makes pro debut at “Ultimate Chaos” on June 27

On the undercard of this Saturday night’s “Ultimate Chaos” card taking place at the Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Miss., 21-year-old Austin Lyons will make his pro MMA debut in a welterweight showdown against Memphis, Tenn. fighter John Harris.

Austin Lyons talked about his upcoming big night, “I’ve been thinking about it lately, and I’m going to be star-struck with all of the big names on the card. I’m going to feel like I’m walking on the red carpet. I’m looking forward to meeting all of them and, hopefully, making valuable contacts for my MMA career.”

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Bob “The Beast” Sapp weighs in on his upcoming fight with Bobby Lashley

On May 15th Bobby Lashley put his opponent, Mike Cook, to sleep just twenty-four seconds into the first round at Maximum Fighting Championship’s “MFC 21: Hard Knocks” at the River Cree Hotel and Casino just outside Alberta, Canada.

The eyes of the MMA world have been on the former WWE superstar since first entering the real world of professional mixed martial arts last December. Since that time, the 6’3″ 250-pound heavyweight has put together an impressive 3-0 record.

On June 27th Lashley will face his toughest challenge to date when he gets in the cage with 6’4″ 350-pound former NFL football player Bob “The Beast” Sapp at “Ultimate Chaos” at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi.

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“Ultimate Chaos: Lashley vs. Sapp” press conference

On Saturday June 27, 2009 two of the biggest men in MMA will face each other at “Ultimate Chaos” in Biloxi, Mississippi. Also fighting on the card will be Tom Atencio, Chris Horodecki, Pedro Rizzo, and Din Thomas. A recent press conference was held to announce the event:

Interviews with Tom Atencio’s opponent, Randy Hedderick and Bobby Lashley after the jump…

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