There’s a good chance you haven’t thought about Bobby Lashley in a long time. It’s been years since the former WWE star was making short work of Bob Sapp, or competing in Strikeforce with varying degrees of success.
In May 2012, Lashley suffered the second loss of his career when he dropped a decision to James Thompson at Super Fight League 3; he was inactive for a year following that fight. But now, he’s rebuilding. Earlier this month, Lashley scored a second-round keylock victory over Kevin Asplund at Titan FC 25, and last night he returned to action against Matthew Larson at Global Warrior Challenge: British Invasion card in Kansas City, Missouri, winning by rear-naked choke in 98 seconds. Check out the video above.
The victory bumped Lashley’s MMA record to 9-2, and you can look at it one of two ways: 1) Lashley is still a powerful, dangerous s.o.b., particularly in the first round of a fight; or 2) Larson put up about as much resistance as a Bubba Dummy, and the sooner we forget this match the better.
Ater the jump: Full results from the “British Invasion” card — which also featured Ricco Rodriguez, Andre Winner, Drew Fickett, Kendall Grove, and LC Davis — and video of Grove’s fight against Danny “Cheesecake Assassin” Mitchell.
Bobby Lashley def. Matt Larson via submission (rear-naked choke), 1:38 of round one
Marcin Lazarz def. Ricco Rodriguez via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x 2)
Andre Winner def. Drew Fickett via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)
Kendall Grove def. Danny Mitchell via TKO, 4:53 of round one
Oli Thompson def. Kevin Asplund via TKO, 3:21 of round one
L.C. Davis def. James Saville via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Dayman Lake def. Jake Heun via submission (rear-naked choke), 4:34 of round one
Jack Marshman def. Wayne Cole via TKO, 3:26 of round one
Max Nunes def. Justin Davis via TKO, 2:39 of round one
Michael Johnson def. Jerome Martinez via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Jake Murphy def. Tony Hervey via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)