Bobby Lashley Signs With Maximum Fighting Championship, To Debut May 15



One of the most dominating up-and-coming fighters in the world has signed on with the Maximum Fighting Championship.

Former WWE star Bobby “The Dominator” Lashley will step into the MFC ring on Friday, May 15 at MFC 21: Hard Knocks live from the River Cree Resort and Casino and airing live throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico on HDNet Fights.

A chiseled and imposing figure at six-foot-three and 265 pounds, Lashley is the premier heavyweight prospect in all of mixed martial arts.

“Bobby Lashley is a phenomenal athlete and a very impressive fighter who wants to make a big name for himself in mixed martial arts,” noted MFC Owner/President Mark Pavelich. “He is a very exciting prospect and he will get a monumental opportunity to break into the spotlight at MFC 21.”

Lashley (2-0) won his debut fight with a 41-second TKO of Joshua Franklin in December 2008. He is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Jason Guida in March.

At Hard Knocks, Lashley will square off against Mike Cook (7-3) who is trained by legendary mixed martial arts persona Frank Shamrock.

“We are excited to partner with the MFC to feature the network debut of Bobby Lashley on HDNet,” said HDNet Fights CEO Andrew Simon.

“Bobby’s size, name recognition and collegiate wrestling background make him an unbelievable prospect in the heavyweight division.”

Lashley had a successful amateur background in wrestling, twice winning the NAIA college championship and then winning pair of U.S. Armed Forces titles. The Junction City, Kansas, native propelled his amateur abilities into the professional wrestling ranks with the WWE. During a three-year run, Lashley won three championships with the WWE, appeared on numerous pay-per-view events, and held prestigious spots on the WWE programs RAW, Smackdown!, and ECW.

HDNet’s “Inside MMA” will feature Lashley on the May 1 edition in a no-holds-barred discussion of his transition from professional wrestling to his future in MMA.


  1. Al

    April 24, 2009 at 12:49 am

    So…is he not fighting Bob Sapp now?

  2. tom

    April 24, 2009 at 12:49 am

    i hope he is still fighting bob Sap

  3. patrick bateman

    April 24, 2009 at 8:07 am

    this is awesome i am going to this in my home town of edmonton perfect

  4. patrick bateman

    April 24, 2009 at 8:09 am

    mfc is really making big strides getting alot of good fighters many ex UFC vets

  5. tom

    April 25, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Jose Villirisco got Robbed so bad..Steve stopped the fight in the 3 round because the guy wasnt fighting and he was doing the biggest bitches moves i have ever seen like OMG like holding the gloves and jusr stoling on the coming back u to his feet like wtf..

    Jose Villirisco IS A FUCKING ANIMAL….This is bullshit he got robbed like please everyone go TO sherdog and watch Jose Villirisco vs Mikely pussy

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