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Bobby Lashley Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 15-2-0

Franklin Roberto Lashley was born in Junction City, Kansas, on July 16, 1976, the son of a U.S. Army drill sergeant. Lashley is of Panamanian descent. He grew up in a single parent household with a mother who barely spoke English and struggled to secure a good job. He has three older sisters, one of whom is still on active service in the U.S. Air Force as of 2015. The family occasionally moved from one military base to another. While his father was stationed at Fort Riley in Kansas, Lashley attended Fort Riley Middle School, where he was introduced to amateur wrestling in seventh grade as an off-season alternative to football. He later graduated from Junction City High School, where he continued to wrestle. He attended Missouri Valley College, where he was the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Wrestling Champion in the 177 lbs category in 1996, 1997, and 1998, and graduated in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in human-service agency management and recreation administration. He followed his father into the United States Army after college, and continued to compete in amateur wrestling in the army's World Class Athlete Program. During three years in the Army, he won a gold and silver medal in the International Military Sports Council senior freestyle wrestling event. In 2003, while living and training in Colorado Springs with the goal of qualifying for Team USA to wrestle at the 2004 Olympic Games, Lashley witnessed a bank robbery and was forced to dive for cover to avoid gunfire; this resulted in a knee injury that required surgery, ending his amateur career.

Last Fight: Josh Appelt
Age: 46
Height 6'2"
Weight 241 lbs
Nick Name: "The Dominator"
Nationality: United States
Association: American Top Team Altitude
15 Wins
2 Losses

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Children 3
Rank Sergeant
Reach 78 in (198 cm)
Style Wrestling
Stance Orthodox
Team American Kickboxing Academy, American Top Team, American Top Team Altitude, CSW
Trainer Josh Barnett
Years active 2008–2016

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Bobby Lashley next fight?
Bobby Lashley last fight?
Bobby Lashley won his last fight against Josh Appelt by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) on Oct. 21, 2016 at Bellator 162 - Shlemenko vs. Grove.
Is Bobby Lashley retired?
Bobby Lashley last fought Josh Appelt 5 years 11 months and 4 days ago, and should be considered retired.
Should I bet on Bobby Lashley?
Bobby Lashley has a 88% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 100% of his fights.
Out of the 11 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -883 favorite, and out of 11 favored matches, he has won 90% of them.
He has never been an underdog in 11 matches.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 11 of Bobby Lashley betting fights, you would have made $46.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have lost $675.
Where is Bobby Lashley from?
Bobby Lashley is from Aurora, Colorado, United States.
Has Bobby Lashley ever been knocked out?
Bobby Lashley has lost 1 time by KO/TKO. Their only defeat TKO (Retirement) from Chad Griggs on Aug. 21, 2010 at Strikeforce - Houston
How long has Bobby Lashley been fighting?
Bobby Lashley has been fighting for a period of 7 years 9 months and 8 days, his first fight was on Dec. 13, 2008 at MFA - There Will Be Blood. He has accumalated roughly 2 hours, 5 minutes and 16 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
win Josh Appelt Bellator 162 - Shlemenko vs. Grove
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Blake Grice 2 1:30
win James Thompson Bellator 145 - Vengeance
TKO (Punches) Mike England 1 0:54
win Dan Charles Bellator 138 - Unfinished Business
TKO (Punches) John McCarthy 2 4:14
win Karl Etherington Bellator MMA - Bellator 130
TKO (Submission to Punches) Rob Hinds 1 1:31
win Josh Burns Bellator MMA - Bellator 123
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Dan Miragliotta 2 3:54
win Tony Melton XFL - Xtreme Fight Night 15
Decision (Unanimous) Paul Wilkes 5 5:00
win Matt Larson GWC - The British Invasion: U.S. vs. U.K.
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Rusty Sullivan 1 1:38
win Kevin Asplund Titan FC 25 - Titan Fighting Championship 25
Submission (Keylock) Chuck Wolfe 2 1:23
loss James Thompson SFL 3 - Super Fight League 3
Decision (Unanimous) Marc Goddard 3 5:00
win Karl Knothe SF 21 - Shark Fights 21
Submission (Keylock) Kerry Hatley 1 3:44
win John Ott Titan FC 17 - Titan Fighting Championship 17
Decision (Unanimous) Jason Herzog 3 5:00
loss Chad Griggs Strikeforce - Houston
TKO (Retirement) Jon Schorle 2 5:00
win Wes Sims Strikeforce - Miami
TKO (Punches) Troy Waugh 1 2:06
win Bob Sapp FFI - Ultimate Chaos
TKO (Submission to Punches) 1 3:17
win Mike Cook MFC 21 - Hard Knocks
Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke) John McCarthy 1 0:24
win Jason Guida SRP - March Badness
Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
win Joshua Franklin MFA - There Will Be Blood
TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 1 0:41