A March 21 boxing and MMA hybrid pay-per-view event set to feature what is believed to be Roy Jones Jr.’s final match will also see former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley square off against former UFC Superfight Champion Ken Shamrock.
Luke Thomas of BloodyElbow.com was the first to break the news earlier today and FiveOuncesOfPain.com has since confirmed the news with the matchmaker for Jones Jr.’s Square Ring Promotions, Eric Bottjer.
“We have signed today Bob Lashley to fight Ken Shamrock on our March 21 pay-per-view card and are thrilled to have MMA’s newest sensation fighting one of the sport’s true legends,” Bottjer stated in an e-mail response to Five Ounces of Pain.
The event, which is titled “March Badness,” will headlined by Jones taking on Omar Sheika and will emanate from the Pensacola Civic Center in Pensacola, Florida.
Shamrock will look to win his second straight fight after having just recently defeated 300-plus pound super heavyweight Ross Clifton during a Feb. 13 co-promotion between Shamrock’s promotional company and the Wargods fight promotion.
Meanwhile, Lashley, a former standout wrestler on the NAIA collegiate level, will look to improve to 2-0 as a professional mixed martial artist after recording a first round TKO over Joshua Franklin during a Mixed Fight Alliance event this past December.
In addition to Lashley vs. Shamrock, additional MMA matchups will consist of former IFL heavyweight champion Roy Nelson taking on one-time UFC heavyweight title challenger Jeff Monson while former WEC light heavyweight champion Doug “The Rhino” Marshall is set to face off with former UFC and EliteXC veteran Seth Petruzelli.