Pearls Super Fight League, India’s premier professional MMA organization, has signed heavyweight journeyman Bobby Lashley to a multi-fight deal that will see the former WWE star competing exclusively in the SFL cage for the foreseeable future.
Lashley made his debut with the organization nearly one year ago at SFL 3 — a decision loss to James Thompson. The 36 year old American Top Team product is slated to return to competition on June 7th; however, as of this article’s publication, no opponent has been named for Lashley.
Joining Lashley is former K-1 Grand Prix Champion Singh Jaideep, who will be making his MMA debut with SFL after amassing a 40-16 record in the K-1 ring. Said Super Fight League Chairman Raj Kundra of the roster additions:
“We are excited to welcome these heavyweights to Pearls Super Fight League. I am very proud of what my team has accomplished in such a short amount of time […]Pearls SFL reaches 100 million homes through ESPN STAR Sports and hundreds of millions on YouTube. We are certain Mr. Lashley will help increase the numbers of those that tune in.”
As the SFL continues its rapid expansion, it should come as no surprise to see names like Lashley, Bob Sapp, and James Thompson associated with the organization. With a market as large and untapped as the Indian subcontinent, SFL brass will undoubtedly continue to acquire big name veteran talent in an attempt to bring MMA into the Indian sporting mainstream.
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