Cross over athlete Bobby Lashley is confirmed to fight in Bellator 162! He is currently the TNA World Champion and is looking to make a name for himself in the world of Bellator and mixed martial arts as well. He will now get a chance to do exactly that when he returns to the cage for his latest MMA round. Bellator has officially confirmed that the wrestling world champion will be part of the Bellaotor 162 which will occur on October 21st in Memphis, Tennessee.
However, the mystery now is not whether or not Lashley will take part in Bellator 162, but rather – who is opponent is going to be?
Coming to his form, immaculate is the appropriate word to describe his record in the Bellator so far. The TNA World Champion has fought just five times thus far in his Bellator campaign and he has emerged victorious in all five of his match ups. Just by his form so far and the fashion in which he was won his fights, it is safe to say that he has established himself as a fighter to certainly reckon with and anyone that will have to take him on car rest assured that they will have a challenge on their hands.
Lashley’s most recent (Bellator) fight was back in Bellator 145 and this was nearly a year ago in November of 2015 when he took on James Thompson who is revered as a PRIDE FC seasoned veteran. Not many through that Lashley would come through as the winner, but he was actually able to beat James Thompson fair and square by a technical knock out right in the very first round just a mere 54 seconds into the fight. Jaws dropped everywhere and it was clear that Lashley is no joke and that he is not afraid on anybody.
Apart from the confirmation that Lashley will be featuring in Bellator 162 which will happen on October 21st in Memphis, Tennessee, the only other fight that has been officially confirmed is that of Kendall Grove Vs. Alexander Shlemenko. Grove has not fought for a while and will be making his return after having taken some time off in his home state of Maui. If Grove is able to defeat Shlemenko despite his absence from the sport for a substantial period then it is expected (but not official) that Grove could be handed a title shot against current champion Rafael Carvalho.
In other mixed martial arts news, we are pleased to announce that it is official that Ricardo Lamas will take on Charles Oliveira in UFC fight night 98 which will take place in Mexico. Lamas at one point was the featherweight title champion will be hoping to get another win under his belt when he appears in the venue which is Mexico City arena, Mexico City, in Mexico.
Lamas was originally drafted to take on Penn in UFC fight night 97, but Penn had to pull out due to injury.Author : Rory McGregor