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Bob Sapp Vs. Bobby Lashley! During Or After Super Hulk Participation?

Bob Sapp will participate in a fight during or after his participation in DREAM’s Super Hulk Tournament (unless Minowaman injures his leg). He will face Professional Wrestler and now MMA fighter Bobby Lashley on June 27th in Mississippi. Below is a video and a press release on the press conference announcing the fight.

Lashley-Sapp headlines “Ultimate Chaos”

BILOXI, Miss. (May 4, 2009) – The cage may have to be reinforced for the “Ultimate Chaos” headliner as former WWE star Bobby Lashley and mixed-martial-arts legend Bob “The Beast” Sapp battle June 27 on a special pay-per-view event live from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi.

The chiseled 6-3, 265-pound Lashley (2-0), 3-time NCAA champion (1996-98) and 4-time All-America wrestler at Missouri Valley College, takes on the 6-4, 350-pound Sapp (10-3-1), who played in the NFL for four years before becoming an iconic combat fighter in Japan.

“Ultimate Chaos,” presented by Prize Fight Promotions and Fight Force International, in association with the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum, Treasure Bay Casino and Budweiser, is being produced and distributed by Gotham MMA and Integrated Sports at 9:00PM ET/6:00PM PT in the United States on cable and satellite via iNDemand, TVN and DirecTV for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.

“There is a huge MMA fan base down here on the coast and this card speaks for itself,” co-promoter Ricky Derouen (Chairman of the Board, Fight Force International) said. “I’m very proud to have this event in my hometown. That really means a lot to me. Just to give an idea of the hype surrounding this event, the tickets go on sale May 8th. We have 1,300 floor seats available and 1,100 of those are already gone. The tickets aren’t even for sale, yet, so that’s a good thing.”

After graduating from Missouri Valley College, Lashley joined the U.S. Army and was a 2-time Armed Forces Champion and 2002 Military Games Championship silver medalist. Two years ago, Lashley became a WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) superstar, joining Donald Trump at Wrestlemania 23 in a bet against WWE president Vince McMahon. Lashley won the match and helped Trump shave McMahon’s head in the ring. Bobby made his MMA debut last December 13, stopping Joshua Franklin only 0.41 into the opening round, and March 21 he won a 3-round decision versus 37-fight veteran Jason Guida in Pensacola (FL).

Sapp starred as an offensive lineman on the University of Washington’s football team, winning the prestigious Morris Award, and he was selected in the third round of the NFL draft in 1997 by the Chicago Bears. Bob turned to pro wrestling after football and was later recruited by Pride in Japan, where his incredible size, strength and bull-rush style made him an instant fan favorite. He went on to star in K-1 as well as become an actor, playing roles in movies like The Longest Yard and Elektra.

In the co-feature, controversial Dutch heavyweight Gilbert “The Hurricane” Yvel faces Brazilian striker, Pedro “The Rock” Rizzo (16-8-0), former UFC heavyweight title challenger.

Lightweight Din “Dinyero” Thomas (24-8-0), star of The Ultimate Fighter 4, meets former KOTC and Gladiator Challenge champion Javier “Showtime” Vasquez, while hot Canadian lightweight prospect Chris “The Polish Hammer” Horodecki (12-1-0) tangles with dangerous William “The Bull” Sriyapai (12-4-0).

Also fighting on the card, welterweights Brett Cooper (8-4-0) and Waachiim “Native Warrior” Spirit Wolf (5-4) throw-down against each other, Affliction vice president Tom Atencio (1-0) moves from the office to the cage against Randy Hedderick, middleweights James Oros (3-2-0) and Colby McMahan (1-0-0) also square-off.

Tickets are priced at $25.00 (limited discount seating), $40.00 (general admission) and $55.00 (premium reserved seating) and go on sale May 8 (8 AM/CT) at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum and all TicketMaster outlets.

For more information go to http://www.theultimatechaos.com, http://www.fightforce.org or http://www.mscoastcoliseum.com. Doors open at 5PM/CT, first fight 6 PM/CT, and the first PPV fight is at 8 PM/CT.

PRESSER QUOTES

Bobby Lashley – “I’m going to try and be good this time. Let’s be honest, this fight is going to be a train wreck. It’s two guys going out there to bang and it’s not going to take three rounds to do it, either; one maybe two. The fans are going to get what they want and June 27th Bob Sapp is going to get beat!”

Bob Sapp- “My opponent, as you can see, is a big boy. He’s big and strong, but he’s yet to be tested. I’m here to give him his test and I’m here to let you know it is going to be an F.”

Tom Atencio- “I want to thank Prize Fight as well as Fight Force for putting on this card. I’ve been seen in front of the cameras before as far as the business side, but it’s time to fight. I’m doing something Dana White won’t do and that’s fight. He talks like a fighter, so why doesn’t he fight? I’m stepping up to the plate and win, lose or draw I attempted it. I don’t ever think he would fight.”

Randy Hedderick- “I would like to thank Tom for this opportunity. This is very huge for me. I’m expecting a war and I’ll see everybody on June 27th.”

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  1. May 6, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    All we need now is Cock Lesnar and you could have the steroid GP.

    And enough with the collegiate wrestling achievements. Fighting against kids who dont have hairs on the bodies (that they can later carefuly shave and wax off) is no accomplishments. Win a national title, make it olympic team and we can talk. Be a top 3 placer at international events and you have my attention. But stop trying to impress us with school titles.
    Kurt Angle. Multiple world wrestling champ, yes sir. Matt Lindland and Monson were top 3 finishers. I listen to that. Randy Couture’s was an alternate on the Olympic team so that’s borderline worthwhile. Judo champs like Yoshida and all the medals winners, sure. Soukoudjou is borderline. You got Xande Ribeiro, Roger Gracie and other BJJ champs, hell yeah, Im impressed. You winning the Munchbutt, Arkansas grappling title, not so much.

    I know its a regional thing since most non-japanese could care less about Tetsuya Yamada either.

  2. rawNRG
    May 6, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    guy lafleur is a hater.

  3. Whm
    May 7, 2009 at 1:13 am

    To the dipshit talking about Brock Lesnar, he WAS NJCAA National Champion and an NCAAA Division 1 National Championsh at Heavyweight before he was EVER a pro wrestler. As for Bobby Lashley, he was a National Association Intercollegiate Athletics National Champion and a silver medalist at the Armed Forces World Championship. These guys were world class amateur wrestlers before trying pro wrestling. Both went into pro wrestling when it was more profitable than MMA. Brock Lesnar didn’t try out for the U.S. Team because he had a daughter to support and needed a job after school. The WWE was guaranteed money and he took that route.

  4. rawNRG
    May 7, 2009 at 1:31 am

    refer to the above statement.

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    June 28, 2009 at 3:26 am

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    They make you do a little survey but after that it’s good to go 🙂

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