- LASHLEY MUST OVERCOME 67 POUNDS TO BEAT SAPP

June 26, 2009
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by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley, now a burgeoning mixed martial artist, will have to overcome a nearly 70-pound weight difference and a vast experience gap if he hopes to maintain his undefeated record on Saturday night.

Lashley, 3-0, weighed in at 255.4 pounds on Friday for his bout against Bob “The Beast” Sapp, who tipped the scales at 322.2 pounds. The two will collide in a pay-per-view main event emanating from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Miss.

Supporting bouts include a heavyweight clash between Pride veteran Gilbert Yvel and former UFC title contender Pedro Rizzo, the winner of which is likely to face Paul Buentello at Affliction “Trilogy” in August.

Affliction Entertainment vice president Tom Atencio also puts the gloves on for just the second time, as he faces Randy Hedderick in a 160-pound catchweight bout.

-Bobby Lashley (255.4 lbs.) vs. Bob Sapp (322.2 lbs.)
-Gilbert Yvel (237 lbs.) vs. Pedro Rizzo (243.6 lbs.)
-Din Thomas (146.6 lbs.) vs. Javier Vazquez (144.8 lbs.)
-Chris Horodecki (155 lbs.) vs. William Sriyapai (154.8 lbs.)
-Brett Cooper (169.2 lbs.) vs. Waachiim Spirit Wolf (168.4 lbs.)
-Tom Atencio (160.4 lbs.) vs. Randy Hedderick (159 lbs.)
-John Harris (154.2 lbs.) vs. Brandon Harder (154.2 lbs.)
-James Orso (173.2 lbs.) vs. Danny Abbadi (174.6 lbs.)
-Eric Bradley (170.4 lbs.) vs. Kelly Leo (168.4 lbs.)
-Colin McKee (174.2 lbs.) vs. Lance Thompson (172 lbs.)
-Eric Graham (159 lbs.) vs. Drew Wallace (159 lbs.)
-Greg Maher (265.2 lbs.) vs. Rocky Overstreet (253.4 lbs.)

The pay-per-view begins at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

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