A press release issued Thursday confirmed that TNA wrestler and former ECW Champion Bobby Lashley has signed a multi-year deal with Strikeforce, the number two mixed martial arts promotion in America.
Lashley will make his debut against a presently-undetermined opponent on January 30 at Florida’s BankAtlantic Center. The fight will air as part of a live broadcast on Showtime.
“I’m looking forward to fighting for Strikeforce and challenging myself by taking on some of the top heavyweights in MMA,” said Lashley.
Though Strikeforce’s roster is viewed as considerably thinner than that of mixed martial arts leader UFC, the company does have contractual rights to Fedor Emelianenko, who many consider to be the world’s top heavyweight fighter.