Bobby Lashley Gets Josh Appelt in Bellator 162 Co-Headliner on Oct. 21
By: Brian Knapp Aug 29, 2016
Former World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Bobby
Lashley will square off with Josh Appelt
Bellator 162 co-main event on Oct. 21 at the FedEx Forum in
Memphis, Tennessee. Bellator
MMA officials on Monday announced the heavyweight pairing.
Lashley, 40, will enter the cage on a seven-fight winning streak.
The Junction City, Kansas, native last appeared at Bellator 145 on
Nov. 6, when he avenged one of his two career defeats by stopping
Pride Fighting Championships veteran James
Thompson with first-round punches. Lashley, 4-0 since arriving
in Bellator a little less than two years ago, needed just 54
seconds to get the job done. He wrestled collegiately at Missouri
Valley College in Marshall, Missouri, where he was a four-time NAIA
All-American and three-time national champion.
Appelt returns to Bellator on the strength of back-to-back
victories. The 33-year-old last competed on Jan. 23, when he
captured the vacant West Coast Fighting Championship heavyweight
title with a second-round stoppage against Roy
Boughton. Appelt has secured 10 of his 12 career wins by
knockout, technical knockout or submission.