Bobby Lashley faces James Thompson in MMA action at Bellator 138

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    Bobby Lashley faces James Thompson in MMA action at Bellator 138 - The Denver Post

    Heavyweight Bobby Lashley will finally get a chance at redemption when he faces James Thompson in a June 19 mixed martial arts rematch on the main card of Bellator 138 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

    The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Lashley (12-2), owner of American Top Team Altitude martial arts center in Denver, is on a five-match winning streak since losing a unanimous decision to Thompson (20-14) in 2012. They were originally scheduled to fight in February, but that was postponed after Lashley withdrew because of an injury.

    Lashley, 38, was a three-time NAIA national wrestling champion for Missouri Valley College at 177 pounds from 1996-98. He rose to fame after entering the professional wrestling ranks with World Wrestling Entertainment in 2004. He still works in the industry, now with Total Nonstop Action, where he became a two-time TNA world heavyweight champion.

    Headlining the Bellator 138 card is a heavyweight fight between Kimbo Slice and UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock, who is competing in his first MMA bout in more than four years. The main card will be televised on Spike at 7 p.m.

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    Frye vs thompson is an all time classic if you never watched it. It's on YouTube I think.
     
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    kimbo vs lashley is the next fight to make if both men win
     
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    i see thompson winning
     
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    Nice to see Lashley getting some run. I've always liked his low-key approach to MMA, kind of downplaying the pro wrestling crossover appeal. I think he's become a much more solid fighter since the loss to Thompson, and this will be a good bout. As for a matchup with Kimbo, if both win, as everyone knows, Kimbo would fight an Abrams tank if there was money to be made, so no worries getting it done on his end. For Lashley, though, it would me more of a sideshow (and a payday) than a step toward a title shot, so, except for the $$, not much to be gained, career-wise. He's got to beat Thompson first.
     
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    Just sent a tweet to James. I will keep you all posted.
     
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    While I appreciate your post I can't but help laugh historically (yeh that's a spelling mistake) at the prospect of the mega colossus losing to lashley. That's like the usa losing to Guam in a war.

    Preposterous!

    Thompson would clean his clock real fast, and I apologize if I come accross as somewhat of an opinionated dickhead, if you ask around many members would testify that that's entirely a good summary.

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    kimbo beat Thompson already
    .kinda lol..I was front row...OR Are you saying Thompson beats Lashley?
     
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    That was a practice!
     
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    Do you think it should have been stopped because of a ripped open ear?

    It's been a long time since I saw the fight but I don't think Thompson was hurt at all. (apart from ear Armageddon)
     
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    no..there was bs stand up too
     
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    Earmagedon imo lol
     
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    Kimbo was gassed and James was gonna v finish,him if bs hadn't ensued...That was a fun trip though..
     
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    I disagree, if it was like the USA losing to Guam in a war it would be like Colossus losing to himself.
     
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    Love James, I have respect for Lashley and I hope this is a good scrap
     
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    This fight isnt happening.
     
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    Wut?
     
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    Someone will pull out with an injury probably lashley. No way he fights MMA anymore imo.
     
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    not if bellator does random testing.
     
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    If they do random testing Bobby will be screwed i think .
     
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    that's what i meant. i should have typed it differently.
     
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