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Wednesday, 04/11/2012, 09:04 am

International Scene | SFL 3 Fight Card: Bobby Lashley vs. James Thompson Booked As Main Event


India’s first MMA Organization Super Fight League (SFL) is proud to announce the following fights have been confirmed for SFL 3 taking place at the IGI Stadium, New Delhi on Sunday 6th May: Bobby Lashley V James Thompson (HW/ Main Event), Trevor Prangley V Baga Agaev (LH), Doug Marshall V Zelg Galesic (MW) and Lena Ovchynnikova V Joanne Calderwood (125lb).

Fight fans from all over the world can tune in and watch the event live and free on the official SFL YouTube channel: YouTube.com/SFL.

Bobby Lashley V James Thompson (HW)
Before making the jump into MMA in 2008, Lashley shot to world fame in professional wrestling. Fighting out of American Top Team Altitude, former WWE Champion and current Shark Fights Heavyweight Champion Bobby ‘The Dominator’ Lashley (7-1) is set to make an impact on the SFL Heavyweight scene in the SFL 3 main event.

A promising amateur and collegiate wrestler, Lashley was snapped up and trained by World Wrestling Entertainment where he was a multiple ECW World and Unites States Champion, touring the world performing to millions before making the transition from Pro Wrestling to MMA in 2008 where he has secured notable wins over Wes Sims, Jason Guida and most recently Karl Knothe.

Up against Lashley and fresh from a first round submission victory over Bob Sapp at SFL 1 is experienced British Heavyweight James ‘The Colossus’ Thompson (17 -14) who will be looking to come into this fight faster, leaner and going for the KO.

Trevor Prangley V Baga Agaev (LH)
South African UFC, DREAM and Bellator vet Trevor Prangley (23 – 9) boasts notable wins against Travis Lutter, Keith Jardine and Yuki Kondo. Having held the belts for Strikeforce, MFC, Shark Fights, and Bodog, two time All American College Wrestler and South African National Champion, Prangley also has a first round finish of Chael Sonnen on his resume. Facing Prangley is 26 year old Russian star Baga Agaev (26 – 11). Ranked in the top 50 Light Heavyweights in the world and known for finishing fights, Agaev boasts a 3-1 record against UFC vets including a win over former UFC champion Kevin Randleman.

Doug Marshall V Zelg Galesic (MW)
Better known as ‘The Rhino’, former WEC Light Heavyweight champion Doug Marshall (14 – 5) will be facing DREAM vet and former Cage Rage Middleweight champion, explosive Croatian striker Zelg Galesic (10 – 6). Looking to get back to his winning ways following a submission loss to Alexander Shlemenko (who defeated Minowman at SFL 2), Galesic is known for his explosive hands and bringing the fight. Having fought in Pride, K-1 Hero’s and Bellator, knock out artist Galesic guarantees an exciting fight.

Lena Ovchynnikova V Joanne Calderwood (125 lb)
24 year old Ukrainian Lena Ovchynnikova (8 – 1) is looking to get back to her winning streak following a defeat at SFL 1 against Sanja Sucevic. Stepping up to the challenge will be Scottish world class Muay Thai fighter and current IKF European Flyweight Kickboxing Champion Joanne Calderwood (1 – 0).

SFL CEO Ken Pavia (@KenPavia) said: “And the hits just keep on coming. We have had such success with HW Main Events we decided to sign former WWE champ Lashley to face our SFL winner in Thompson. With two guys this big and strong this fight could end with the blink of an eye. We are very excited to have what we expect to be very competitive stand up affairs in the two other non Indian fights. The WEC champ in Rhino v The Cage Rage Champ in Galesic in one fight and Russian super prospect Baga against battle tested Prangley, a former champ in four major organizations in the other. We are also looking forward to seeing Lena back in action after her show stealing performance in our first event and she isn’t getting an easy fight as we are bringing in a world class striker in Calderwood to test her.”

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