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  • a year ago
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While it wasn't quite the same stage that fellow former WWE champion Brock Lesnar made when he moved to mixed martial arts, 43-year old Dave Bautista had a successful fighting debut on Saturday night and promises to deliver more in the future. read news >>

  • a year ago
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Former WWE star Dave Bautista (a.k.a. Batista) overcame first-fight jitters and an early attack from veteran Vince Lucero to win his MMA debut Saturday night in Providence, R.I. read news >>

  • a year ago
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Former WWE star and 43-year-old MMA newcomer Dave Bautista won his professional fighting debut on Saturday night.  Bautista, who didn't have an opponent secured until five days before the event, ultimately scored a TKO victory over replacement and MMA journeyman Vince Lucero.  The event took place at "CES MMA: Real Pain" at Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I. It aired and streamed via pay-per-view. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Former WWE star and longtime MMA enthusiast Dave Bautista is slated for his pro-fighting debut on Oct. 6. The 43-year-old, perhaps best known as "Batista" during a WWE title reign, will fight New York-based heavyweight Rashid Evans (1-2 as an amateur) at a CES MMA event at Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I., TMZ today reported. Back in 2010, Bautista told MMAjunkie.com he in talks with Strikeforce about a possible deal. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Former pro wrestler David Bautista is still very much interested in fighting in mixed martial arts. The heavyweight took in this past Saturday's "Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II" event in support of MMA mentor Nick Diaz and said that talks with the San Jose, Calif.-based promotion are ongoing, though a deal is "not even close to done." If all goes well, however, Bautista hopes to be in the Strikeforce cage by March 2011. read news >>

  • a year ago
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Dave Bautista spent the better part of a decade pretending to get punched in the face as a pro wrestler. Now that the 43-year-old heavyweight is less than a week away from his first chance to do it for real as a mixed martial arts fighter, he can hardly wait. The question he keeps hearing over and over - the one he can't seem to supply a satisfactory answer to - is, why? read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Bobby Lashley has a new home. The former WWE wrestler, who made a pro MMA debut in 2008 and fought two times under the Strikeforce banner, has signed a three-fight deal with the Texas-based Shark Fights promotion. Officials formally announced the rumored deal on Saturday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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MMAWeekly.com has learned through independent sources that the rumored MMA debut of former WWE wrestler David Batista looks likely to take place in May... but not on U.S. soil. Read More >> read news >>

  • 4 years ago
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The upstart Fight Me MMA promotion - a new promotion backed by the executives of the American Drag Racing League - made a successful debut on Saturday, and UFC vet Josh Neer submitted Strikeforce fighter Jesse Finney in the headliner. The event took place in front of an announced soldout crowd at the 10,000-seat Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo. "Fight Me MMA 1: The Battle Begins!," which offered free and deeply discounted tickets, also saw WEC/KOTC vet Brendan Seguin submit Strikeforce vet read news >>

  • 6 hours ago
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Former WWE play-by-play man Jim Ross talks about his MMA broadcasting debut with Chael Sonnen at BattleGrounds MMA on Oct. 3. read news >>

  • 14 days ago
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Dustin Jacoby makes his Bellator MMA debut next weekend, and he’s going right in at the top. read news >>

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