The Strikeforce mixed martial arts organization issued a press release yesterday announcing the signing of TNA Wrestling star and undefeated MMA heavyweight Bobby Lashley.
Lashley will make his Strikeforce MMA debut on January 30th at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. That show will be broadcast on Showtime and will also feature Strikeforce women’s champion “Cyborg” Santos, the debut of NFL great Hershel Walker and former UFC fighter Nick Diaz.
Lashley made his MMA debut on December 13, 2008, earning a 41 second TKO over Joshua Franklin after Franklin sustained a cut that would not allow him to continue their fight. In his last MMA start on June 27, 2009, the 33-year-old pulverized and scored a first round (3:17) TKO on 6 foot 5 inch, 350 plus pound goliath Bob “The Beast” Sapp with a barrage of punches in Biloxi, Mississippi. The win brought Lashley’s overall MMA record to 4-0.
“I’m looking forward to fighting for STRIKEFORCE and challenging myself by taking on some of the top heavyweights in MMA,” said Lashley, a native of Junction City, Kansas and resident of Denver, Colorado”
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