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Bobby Lashely vs. UFC vet Wes Sims (finally) set for "Strikeforce: Miami"

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A rumored bout between heavyweights Wes Sims (22-12-1 MMA, 0-0 SF) and Bobby Lashley (4-0 MMA, 0-0 SF) finally has materialized for next week's "Strikeforce: Miami" card, sources close to the event today confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

Sims has been tapped as a final replacement to face the part-time pro wrestler after two opponents fell by the wayside.

Lashley, who on Tuesday told MMAjunkie.com he was still training hard for an unnamed opponent, will have a little more than a week to prepare for the 6-foot-10 Sims.

"Strikeforce: Miami" takes place Jan. 30 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., and airs on Showtime. A bout between Nick Diaz and DREAM champion Marius Zaromskis for the vacant Strikeforce welterweight belt headlines the event.

Post #1   1/22/10 2:34:03PM   

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At this point its such a freak show fight that I would understand if Hippy dosnt put this fight up.

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im on board with giving lashley a vet that isnt regarded as a real threat to most top guys because hes looked really raw so far and definitely needs some polish. i think a couple more fights against guys like sims and lashley needs to get tossed into the fire, depending on how he does against sims i think we will see how close he is to really making a splash.

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They could not of made a worst choice choosing a TUF10 Allum... Seriously even Shivers looked better! Come on Coker!!!

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They could not of made a worst choice choosing a TUF10 Allum... Seriously even Shivers looked better! Come on Coker!!!



so wes shivers would have made you more interested in a lashley fight?

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Posted by cowcatcher


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They could not of made a worst choice choosing a TUF10 Allum... Seriously even Shivers looked better! Come on Coker!!!



so wes shivers would have made you more interested in a lashley fight?



def not, but I gotta agree...Sims looked really bad on TUF 10.

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sims won't make it past the first round

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Sims is the only guy they could have put in there for me to cheer for Lashley.

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Sims by takedown and GnP lol jk



Lashley by KO

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Posted by fizz

They could not of made a worst choice choosing a TUF10 Allum... Seriously even Shivers looked better! Come on Coker!!!

Picking the most well-known and charismatic guy is probably the best choice to draw attention to the fight and guarantee a Lashley win.

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shud b the easiest poss victory 4 lashley, short of puttin him in with a 1st timer!!

LASHLEY BY 1ST ROUND KO!!

i agree with above that its really bout time lashley was tested with sum better competition! sink or swim!

i actually rather want him 2 succeed, he is alot easier 2 like than brock!

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Posted by gsp69

shud b the easiest poss victory 4 lashley, short of puttin him in with a 1st timer!!

LASHLEY BY 1ST ROUND KO!!

i agree with above that its really bout time lashley was tested with sum better competition! sink or swim!

i actually rather want him 2 succeed, he is alot easier 2 like than brock!




Does anyone at all think Wes Sims has a chance of winning?

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Posted by MisterFreeze


Posted by gsp69

shud b the easiest poss victory 4 lashley, short of puttin him in with a 1st timer!!

LASHLEY BY 1ST ROUND KO!!

i agree with above that its really bout time lashley was tested with sum better competition! sink or swim!

i actually rather want him 2 succeed, he is alot easier 2 like than brock!




Does anyone at all think Wes Sims has a chance of winning?


lol ... no. do you? I mean every one can get caught by anyone but seriously I would put money on a toaster beating up gsp before putting it on wes winning this one

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Posted by karn501


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Posted by gsp69

shud b the easiest poss victory 4 lashley, short of puttin him in with a 1st timer!!

LASHLEY BY 1ST ROUND KO!!

i agree with above that its really bout time lashley was tested with sum better competition! sink or swim!

i actually rather want him 2 succeed, he is alot easier 2 like than brock!




Does anyone at all think Wes Sims has a chance of winning?


lol ... no. do you? I mean every one can get caught by anyone but seriously I would put money on a toaster beating up gsp before putting it on wes winning this one



Lol, no I don't think so either. I just think it's funny how unanimous the vote for Lashley is!

Post #14   1/26/10 1:53:44PM