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Ex-WWE star Lashley wins MMA debut

BY RODOLFO R. ROMAN For The Miami Herald Former World Wrestling Entertainment star Bobby Lashley says a mixed martial arts bout between he and UFC champ Brock Lesnar, another former WWE star, will happen. ”I am a wrestler, and Brock is a wrestler. If [Lesnar] wants to match skills, we match skills,” said a confident Lashley, after defeating Joshua Franklin ... Read More »

For Attonito, ‘Mind Could Equal Victory’ Against Branch

It was only a matter of time before Rich Attonito entered the world of mixed martial arts. The 33-year-old New Jersey native was exposed to sports at a young age by his father, Rich Attonito, Sr., who wrestled, as well as played and coached football. “It was a natural profession,” says Attonito, who remembers attending wrestling duals and football games ... Read More »

Frausto Decisions Fujii, Lombard Retains at Bellator 34

HOLLYWOOD Fla. — Megumi Fujii is no longer perfect. Long considered to be among the best pound-for-pound fighters on the planet, Fujii was defeated by relative unknown Zoila Frausto at Bellator 34 Thursday night, putting an end to the Japanese submission specialist’s undefeated record. Frausto earned a split decision over Fujii to win the promotion’s inaugural women’s 115-pound title. In ... Read More »

Lombard Flattens Goodman in 38 Seconds at Bellator 24

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard continued his run of dominance and passed his latest test with ease, as he knocked out former NFL running back turned mixed martial artist Herbert Goodman at Bellator 24 on Thursday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The end to the non-title bout came 38 seconds into round one, as ... Read More »