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Bobby Lashley vs. James Thompson Headlines Super Fight League 3

Posted on by MMAWeekly.com Staff

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India’s Super Fight League has scheduled their third show for May 6 with former Strikeforce heavyweight Bobby Lashley facing James Thompson in the main event.

Promotion officials announced the event on Wednesday.

Bobby Lashley comes to Super Fight League with a 7-1 record and currently riding a two fight win streak after exiting Strikeforce following a loss to Chad Griggs in August 2010.

The former WWE superstar made his transition to MMA in 2008, and instantly became a polarizing figure in the sport. Now he’ll travel to India for his next fight where he headlines Super Fight League’s third show on May 6.

Lashley has also been a candidate to face former Pride champion Fedor Emelianenko for his next fight on June 21 in Russia. Will a fight in early May eliminate him from the possibility of taking that fight? It remains to be seen.

As for Lashley’s opponent, he will face veteran fighter and Super Fight League 1 main event fighter James Thompson.

Thompson has picked up wins in two out of his last three bouts, with the third fight ending in a no contest. The heavy handed Brit will now face a tough wrestler in the main event of the Super Fight League show headed to New Delhi.

Three more fights have also been added to the Super Fight League 3 card including former Strikeforce competitor Trevor Prangley taking on Baga Agaev, Doug Marshall vs. Zelg Galesic, and Lena Ovchynnikova against Joanne Calderwood.

The event will air live on Super Fight League’s YouTube channel on May 6 from India.

  • http://www.bloodyfists.net/forums/index.php SHORT_BUS

    If Lashley can keep his cool and avoid Thompson’s berserker rampage for the first 30 seconds he should be able to win this one.

  • bjjjay

    Did he get cut for just one loss? I missed how he got cut from Strikeforce

  • TKD

    Originally, I thought a Lesnar-Lashley fight would be interesting. Then I realized what a joke that would have been.

  • LAW OF FIST

    THAT FIGHT WOULD HAVE BEEN LESS OF A JOKE THAN THIS FIGHT. and Lesnar would smash him! Bobby should go back to fake fighting because he is clearly to scared to fight real competition. he only fights bums, the only time he fought decent a fighter was Griggs who is much smaller.

    • TKD

      Agreed!

  • pooby

    zzzzzzzzzzzz….nothing to see here………zzzzzzzzzzzz

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001911218610 ryanbriese

    Is Lashley a joke or what? I have personally never seen him fight. Seems like James Thompson is a step backwards if he wants to be taken seriously.