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Bobby Lashley vs. Chad Griggs booked for “Strikeforce: Houston”

Former WWE wrestler Bobby Lashley (5-0) will be making his return to MMA for the sixth time as a professional following a 7-month layoff due to injuries when he faces off with Tucson, Arizona-based knockout artist Chad Griggs (8-1, 7 KOs) in August.

The heavyweight attraction will take place on August 21 during “Strikeforce: Houston” according to a recent report on

Lashley last saw action when he handed TUF 10 cast member Wes Sims a one-sided first round TKO beating in late-January of this year, while Griggs most recently returned from a lengthy layoff in April of 2009 to knock the stuffing out of Jon Alexander with elbows en route to the first round knockout victory.

Slated to headline the card is a light heavyweight title fight first reported by pitting champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal against Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante, along with a bout between Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Tim Kennedy for the vacant Strikeforce middleweight crown, and K.J. Noons vs. Jorge Gurgel in a lightweight tussle.

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