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Bobby Lashley out of Strikeforce LA, Kennedy vs. Prangley promoted to main card

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Former pro-wrestler star Bobby Lashley has pulled out of his upcoming fight at “Strikeforce: Los Angeles” due to a knee injury according to MMA Weekly.

Lashley was previously scheduled to face Ron Sparks, a 5-0 fighter who was making his debut with the promotion. Lashley was scheduled to fight at April’s Strikeforce event, but reportedly pulled out when the fight wasn’t guaranteed to make television.

Instead, a middleweight bout between middleweights Tim Kennedy and Trevor Prangley will replace the scheduled fight.

Since joining the promotion in 2009, Kennedy has gone 2-0 with victories over Nick Thompson and Zak Cummings on Strikeforce Challenger’s events. Kennedy has only suffered two losses in his MMA career, losing to Scott Smith in his debut in 2001, and to Jason “Mayhem” Miller in 2007. He was awarded the Army’s Bronze Star medal for showing valor under fire.

Prangley is a veteran of the sport with twenty-two wins under his belt since debuting in 2001. Prangley has fought opponents such as Jeremy Horn, Renato Sobral, Chael Sonnen, and Travis Lutter. Prangley has fought off-and-on in Strikeforce since 2007, returning to the promotion after a three year absence, facing Karl Amoussou, a fight that ended in a draw due to an inadvertent eye-poke.

“Strikeforce: Los Angeles” will air on Showtime from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on June 16.

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14 COMMENTS
  • Niv says:

    Too bad for Lashley, great for fans though.

    Kennedy vs Prangley should be a really good fight and one the fans should really enjoy.

    I expect Kennedy to win and make a step towards a title shot.

  • danw84 says:

    Kennedy is the man. I’d love to see him with the title eventually.

  • cocoonofhorror says:

    Lashley isnt a real fighter.

  • Rece Rock says:

    Lashely was a three time national amateur wrestling champion, a collegiant National Wrestling Champion, trained for the Olympics to represent our country in wrestling but got injured, served our country and wrestled in the Army…. Yeah your right none of that is real…sitting on the computer and knocking ppl now thats real… cocconofhorror? more like madam butterfly.

  • danw84 says:

    I wonder what people would have said about Lesnar if Strikeforce rather than the UFC scooped him up.

  • retrofitting123 says:

    Lashley isnt a real fighter.  (Quote)

    I cant believe he pulled out over tv coverage,he needs the experience and we all know strikforce would squeeze it in.

  • cocoonofhorror says:

    Lashely was a three time national amateur wrestling champion, a collegiant National Wrestling Champion, trained for the Olympics to represent our country in wrestling but got injured, served our country and wrestled in the Army…. Yeah your right none of that is real…sitting on the computer and knocking ppl now thats real… cocconofhorror? more like madam butterfly.  

    hes a sham, like you.

  • Lashely was a three time national amateur wrestling champion, a collegiant National Wrestling Champion, trained for the Olympics to represent our country in wrestling but got injured, served our country and wrestled in the Army…. Yeah your right none of that is real…sitting on the computer and knocking ppl now thats real… cocconofhorror? more like madam butterfly.  

    Cocconofhorror didn’t say that Lashley wasn’t a real fighter or Army guy ? which I don’t know what he did in the army.

    He said he isn’t a real FIGHTER which I agree with. He is no animal like Brock Lesnar. He is Huge and that is pretty much it. More experience and a killer instinct is what Lashley needs. A real fighter wouldn’t pull out of a fight because I might not be on tv LMAO!

  • Rece Rock says:

    c of h…

    Your comments are so enlightening, thanks for the thought provoking statements you really bring an abundance of knowledge to the posting thread..

  • cocoonofhorror says:

    c of h…Your comments are so enlightening, thanks for the thought provoking statements you really bring an abundance of knowledge to the posting thread..  

    thank you, its nice to be recognized.

  • Cocconofhorror didn’t say that Lashley wasn’t a real fighter or Army guy ?

    I am a dumb ass. I meant Coccoonofhorror didn’t say Lashley was a real wrestler.. whoops

  • Rece Rock says:

    Most of the P4P best fighters out there have wrestling in there background… so how is it that not relevant to Lashely being a for real… I’m not a big fan of Bobby Lashely but I do think he is an accomplished athelete and deserves some recognition especially since he’s taking a modest approach to the sport instead of the fast lane and I think that will pay off for him.

  • cocoonofhorror says:

    lol pulls out because he might not make the broadcast = modest ??

  • cocoonofhorror says:

    Hulk Hogan would kick his ass, i dont even want to think what Don Frye would do to him. seriously, Herschel would tool him.

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