Mumbai, India, April 26, 2013: Pearls Super Fight League announced today that it has signed three heavyweights, namely Bobby Lashley (7-2 in MMA) and Singh “Heart” Jaideep (0-0 in MMA, 40-16 in K-1). Lashley, a former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) heavyweight champion who is currently 7-2 in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has signed a multi-year exclusive agreement and will make his return to India with the Pearls Super Fight League promotion in Mumbai, India on Friday, 7th June 2013.
Lashley is fighting out of American Top Team Altitude in Denver, Colorado. During his professional wrestling career, he was best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he was a one-time United States Champion and a two-time world champion, having also had two reigns as ECW World Champion.
Bobby ‘The Dominator’ Lashley previously fought for the promotion at SFL 3 where he came up short on the judge’s scorecards against former PRIDE star James Thompson.
"I'm looking forward to fighting in India for Pearls Super Fight League and continuing my climb in Mixed Martial Arts. I was honored with the welcome that the Indian fans gave me at SFL 3 last year and I was excited when the opportunity to return arose." said Lashley.
Pearls Super Fight League also signed K-1 Champion Singh Jaideep. Jaideep was born in India and has been fighting out of Japan. He was crowned the K-1 Grand Prix Champion in 2009. Jaideep will be making his MMA debut inside the Pearls SFL ‘O’Zone. Along with Jaideep and Lashley, Pearls Super Fight League also announced the signing of 6’7” heavyweight and training partner of Bobby Lashley, Alex Huddleston
Lashley has a 7-1 pro mma record fighting mainly low quality fighters with losing records, fighters at the end of their careers or guys who just show up to lose and collect a check ,like Bob Sapp, so his record is definitely padded. That being said Lashley has been working to become a legit MMA fighter at ATT in Colorado. Lashley hasn;t fought since November 2011 and hopefully has spent the entire time training and improving his poor cardio and his skill set. Signing on with the SFL will give him a chance to fight people more at his skill level and could possibly allow him to gain the experience he needs in MMA without the major pressure of performing for a top promotion like the UFC.
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