Former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley’s second professional mixed martial arts bout is now scheduled for Friday, February 6 when he debuts for the Palace Fighting Championships.
FiveOuncesOfPain.com first became alerted to Lashley’s involvement with PFC after reading a report on MMAjunkie.com. The site then contacted PFC owner and promoter Christian Printup, who confirmed via text message that Lashley will be appearing on the show under the terms of a one-fight contract.
Lashley trains out of American Top Team and won his pro MMA debut on Dec. 13 in Florida when he recorded a TKO over Joshua Franklin just 41 seconds into the fight.
Printup added that the promotion is looking into options regarding signing Lashley to a long-term contract but that his current status with the doormat American Fight League is preventing such an agreement from taking place.
Lashley is just one of three recent significant signings by the California-based fight promotion, which holds shows in Lemoore, California out of the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino. In addition to Lashley, Printup also confirmed that the promotion has signed two former members of the Cuban Olympic team, Hector Lombard (17-2-1) and Alexis Vila (4-0).
Lombard competed for Cuba in Judo during the 2000 Olympics Games in Sydney while Vila was involved with the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Competing in freestyle wrestling, Vila claimed a bronze medal in the light flyweight division. Lombard’s deal is for one fight while Vila has been signed to a three-fight contract and will debut on Feb. 6 vs. Ben Ngyuen.
Printup also confirmed another MMAjunkie.com report stating that former American Gladiators cast member Erin Toughill (8-2-1) will make her second appearance for the promotion during the Feb. 6 show when she takes on Adrienna Jenkins. Toughill debuted on AG during the show’s second and final season and competed under the name “Steel.”
Five Ounces of Pain also learned from Printup that the Feb. 6 event will be a combination boxing/MMA show with Goosen Tutor co-promoting the boxing side of the show.