Bobby Lashley Returns to MMA in November

Photo by Keith Mills for Sherdog.

Former pro wrestler turned MMA fighter Bobby Lashley has his next fight set. The former Strikeforce fighter will face Darrill Schoonover in the main event of a Shark Fights show on November 11. Schoonover is the reigning Shark Fights Heavyweight champion (though he has not defended the title since winning it in 2009), and the bout will be a title fight.

Lashley received a lot of attention when he made his MMA debut in 2008 thanks to his run as a professional wrestler in Vince McMahon's WWE. Lashley put together a 5-0 record, including wins over Bob Sapp, Jason Guida, and Wes Sims, before being defeated by Chad Griggs in a Strikeforce fight last year. Since the Griggs loss, Lashley has had only one fight, a March 2011 win over John Ott in Titan FC. In the meantime, Lashley has also begun to refocus on his pro wrestling career, including a wrestling match in Japan earlier this year, and an upcoming match scheduled in Canada.

Schoonover is likely best known to fans for his run on The Ultimate Fighter Season 10, where he was a frequent target of mockery at the hands of Rampage Jackson. After being eliminated from the show, Schoonover faced James McSweeney at the Finals. He lost via TKO and was cut from the UFC. He is 1-4 since that loss, with an overall record of 11-5.

Bobby Lashley (6-1)
W - John Ott (Dec) Titan FC 17
L - Chad Griggs (TKO) Strikeforce Houston
W - Wes Sims (TKO) Strikeforce Miami 

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