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Bobby Lashley added to “Strikeforce: Nashville” in April

Bobby Lashley will indeed fight at the upcoming Strikeforce event in April.

No word yet on who is opponent will be, but an announcement will come next week according to MMAJunkie.com.

Lashley made his Strikeforce debut in January, and dominated UFC veteran Wes Sims in a one-sided affair.

A potential problem could be that Strikeforce is showing three title fights on the card, with Gilbert Melendez facing Japanese superstar Shinya Aoki, Gegard Mousasi taking on King Mo, and a showdown between Dan Henderson and Jake Shields as the main event. Two of these fights have the potential to go the full twenty five minutes, and the event could go over its allotted broadcast time and angle local CBS affiliates airing the event.

Strikeforce President Scott Coker has gone on record and stated that Lashley’s fight will air on the CBS, but some are reporting that the fight will be aired via tape delay, and it will be shown if there is time left on the broadcast.

“Strikeforce: Nashville” will be shown on CBS on April 17.

13 COMMENTS
  • inkythewinky says:

    sweet, was there any validity in the thumb to the neck move that wes sims claimed happened? i thought about it and that would be a dirty move that noone could really, classic wwf right there, now wheres the brass knucks in the trunks

  • inkythewinky says:

    ment to put “see” after really

  • CatchWrestling101 says:

    Strikeforce needs to hire an efficient matchmaker. WTF, the card is less than 4 weeks out and they don’t even have the fight card complete. What are they waiting on????? Look at the UFC, they have cards finalized 3 and 4 months in advance.

  • egad81 says:

    Lashley on CBS means more money then any of the 3 title fights. Not because he is better fighter but by far a more marketable name then anyone on that card.

    Remember they are not going after “HARDCORE FANS”, they are trying to bring in new fans loyal to the Strikeforce brand.
    Lashley on the card against a can of soup would draw good ratings.

  • Bad Monkey says:

    They haven’t announced his opponent yet b/c his main sponsor, Campbell’s Soup, hasn’t gotten back to SF about which can they’ll provide for Lashley to crush.

    The big surprise will be when the Big Show makes a surprise appearance to challenge Lashley to a ‘No Holds Barred’ match, reffed by Stone Cold Steve Austin. It’s gonna be awesome.

    This will only be topped by Dan Henderson actually punching Shields head off of his body and then holding it like a basketball under his arm during the post fight interview.

  • Dufresne says:

    God I want to go to this fight. I don’t care if they throw Lashley another can to destroy, I’m excited about all the other fights.

    This event is only 2 hours away and I can’t go because of an f-ing test. Stay out of school kids! It ruins everything!

  • inkythewinky says:

    see i would think going to a fight live wouldnt be as good as seeing it on tv with all the angles and rewinding it and replays and no idiots sittin around me, but i have never been to a mma fight just some weak ass toughman comp 6-7 years ago and it really sucked

  • elkymbo says:

    It’s about bloody time he fought someone tough to find out if he’s actually any good because, to be quite honest, I’m starting to become uninterested in him.

  • danw84 says:

    None of what bad monkey said was funny.

  • KTru says:

    I heard Gan McGee was available.

    I strongly disagree that Lashley will bring “casual” viewers. He was not that big of a star in pro wrestling. Yes, people have heardof him, but the novice MMA fan could care less. When he and Herschel were on the same card, viewers tuned in for the 47-year-old.

  • slammy862 says:

    Are they gonna wait till the week before the fight and then start checking the cardboard boxes in the alley for his opponent like they usually do?

    The trick there is finding a hobo that can pass a physical. You want healthy, but not too healthy.

  • ndizzle says:

    CatchWrestling101: Strikeforce needs to hire an efficient matchmaker.WTF, the card is less than 4 weeks out and they don’t even have the fight card complete.What are they waiting on?????Look at the UFC, they have cards finalized 3 and 4 months in advance.  

    BS Main Card:
    Jake Shields (24-4-1) [SF MW Champ] vs. Dan Henderson (25-7)
    Gegard Mousasi (28-2-1) [SF LHW Champ] vs. “King Mo” Lawal (6-0)
    Shinya Aoki (23-4) [DREAM LW Champ] vs. Gilbert Melendez (17-2) [SF LW Champ]
    rumored
    Prelims:
    Bobby Lashley (5-0) vs. TBA (SWING BOUT: CBS Bout)
    Cody Floyd (5-0 am, 0-0 pro) vs. Thomas Campbell (17-2-1 am, 0-0 pro) Campell amatuer fighter of the year 2009
    Cale Yarbrough (6-1) vs. Josh Schockman (3-2)
    Andy Uhrich (5-1) vs. Dustin West (2-2)
    Ovince St. Preux (4-4) vs. Chris Hawk (3-4)
    Hunter Worsham (5-1) vs. Zach Underwood (4-0)
    Dustin Ortiz (1-0) vs. Justin Pennington (0-0)

  • ndizzle says:

    ndizzle:
    CBS Main Card:
    Jake Shields (24-4-1) [SF MW Champ] vs. Dan Henderson (25-7)
    Gegard Mousasi (28-2-1) [SF LHW Champ] vs. “King Mo” Lawal (6-0)
    Shinya Aoki (23-4) [DREAM LW Champ] vs. Gilbert Melendez (17-2) [SF LW Champ]
    rumoredPrelims:
    Bobby Lashley (5-0) vs. TBA (SWING BOUT: CBS Bout)
    Cody Floyd (5-0 am, 0-0 pro) vs. Thomas Campbell (17-2-1 am, 0-0 pro) Campell amatuer fighter of the year 2009
    Cale Yarbrough (6-1) vs. Josh Schockman (3-2)
    Andy Uhrich (5-1) vs. Dustin West (2-2)
    Ovince St. Preux (4-4) vs. Chris Hawk (3-4)
    Hunter Worsham (5-1) vs. Zach Underwood (4-0)
    Dustin Ortiz (1-0) vs. Justin Pennington (0-0)  

    forgot the c in cbs main card

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