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Former WWE Wrestler Bobby Lashley Signs with Shark Fights

Written on September 19, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Strikeforce veteran, Bobby Lashley, has inked a three-year fight deal with Shark Fights; debut slated for November.

Former professional wrestler and collegiate amateur wrestler, , has now found a new home. The officials announced last Saturday that the fighter, who made a professional MMA debut last 2008, has signed a three-fight deal with the promotion.

The financial terms of the deal, as well as the debut date and opponent, were not yet revealed. However, Bobby Lashley is expected to be a part of a Shark Fights event in Missouri this coming November.

Shark Fights is undeniably one of the MMA’s top regional promotions. It has even expanded its capacity through signing a partnership with HDNet and FUEL TV. Its seventh show of 2011 is now slated sometime this month.

Bobby Lashley (6-1) inks under the new promotion after withdrawing from a bout last July. He was supposed to meet Eddie Sanchez, but he was scratched off from the fight card due to personal reasons. He hasn’t fought since he attained a decision victory over John Ott at the Titan Fighting Championships 17 event last March. Prior to the said victory, the former wrestler had his first and only career loss — a second-round TKO (retirement) to Chad Griggs at Strikeforce: Houston in 2010.

Before signing a WWE contract in November 2004, Lashley became a two-time NAIA national wrestling champion and a U.S. Army wrestler.

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