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Bobby Lashley Likely For April Strikeforce CBS Card

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From MMAJunkie:

 Fast-rising heavyweight prospect Bobby Lashley (5-0 MMA, 1-0 SF), a former WWE and TNA "professional wrestler" who's posted an undefeated MMA record, is likely to earn a spot on the upcoming "Strikeforce: Nashville" event.

Sources close to the organization told ( that Strikeforce officials plan to book the fighter for the April 17 card.

No opponent has been determined, though an announcement could come within the next week.

I wrote back in mid-January that it's time for Bobby Lashley to face some legitimate competition, and after watching the gimmie fight against Wes Sims I have to say I was 1,000% correct.  We have learned absolutely nothing in regards to what Lashley is capable of in MMA, and Strikeforce needs to step up to the plate this go around.  This fight will likely air on CBS, and it'll be imperative that Lashley fight well and do so against someone who at least looks like they want to be in there with him.  I think Mike Kyle and Mike Whitehead are available.  Line'em up.

On another note, this should provide a slight boast to the ratings potential of the card on CBS.  While Lashley is no Brock Lesnar, his name should draw in a few fans to the broadcast and Strikeforce needs every eyeball it can get.