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Bobby Lashley: MMA champion!

split decision2011-11-17 18:29:49 +0000 #1
I don't know why this UFC on Fox stuff is hogging the limelight when all the talk should be about Bobby Lashley earning his first MMA strap last night at Shark Fights. And he won by submission, showing his all-around game has become superb.

Look out Cain! Look out JDS! Bobby's coming for ya!


Shark Fights was at it again last night (Nov.11, 2011), holding its latest event, Shark Fights 21: "Lashley vs. Knoth" from the Fair Park Coliseum in Lubbock, Texas.

And the organization crowned another heavyweight champion.

Former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley claimed the heavyweight title, which was vacated by The Ultimate FIghter (TUF) alum, Darill Schoonover, defeating Karl Knothe via submission in the very first round. Lashley was able to catch "The Original Son of Punishment" in an Americana hold early. And it was all she wrote from that point forward with Knothe forced to tap at the 3:44 mark in the opening stanza.

Knothe, who was riding a 12-fight win streak heading into the fight, stepped in on three days notice after a trio of opponents dropped out of the fight. Lashley, the American Top Team (ATT) member, worked closely with Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix finalist, Josh Barnett, in preparation for this title bout.

It showed.

Lashley's win makes it two in a row since losing to Chad Griggs at Strikeforce: "Houston" on Aug. 21, 2010, bringing his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) record to 7-1.

Shark Fights 21, which only saw one bout go to decision, is scheduled to air on FUEL TV on Dec. 23, 2011. In the meantime, check out full results of Shark Fights 21 after the jump.

Onion2011-11-17 18:40:26 +0000 #2
Ha, what a crock. Titties was the champ, and he was supposed to fight Lashley but got injured, so they strip him of the belt? Just so they can market Lashley as the champ. Awesome, lol

Lol, his opponent was the fourth that was supposed to fight him, but they kept dropping out. The guy be beat fought on 3 days notice and it is a "title" fight? lol
Thumpin2011-11-17 19:01:52 +0000 #3
Good to see Titties still getting some airplay!
BulldogWrestler2011-11-17 19:33:34 +0000 #4
MMA Champion of the WORLD!!!!!!


This guys whole career has been a crock
Serge Storms2011-11-17 19:42:58 +0000 #5
Lashley never die!

Was this the main event of the card Tank/Ferozzo fight held in Cbears backyard?
Skinny2011-11-17 20:52:55 +0000 #6
Wrasslin' hold all th'..................

What did he win again?????



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