Another opening on Strikesforce’s upcoming “Miami” event has likely been filled, as Yohan Banks is expected to face heavyweight prospect and professional wrestler Bobby Lashley at the January 30 event in Sunrise, Florida, according to MMA Weekly.
Lashley (4-0) made his MMA debut in late-2008 with a first-round TKO of Joshua Franklin, then improved to 4-0 in 2009 with wins over Jason Guida, Mike Cook, and Bob Sapp.
Banks (2-1) has won both of his previous Strikeforce bouts in the promotion’s Young Gun series, which has since been re-named to Strikeforce Challengers, but hasn’t fought since a 19-second knockout of Michael Diaz in September 2008.
Strikeforce: Miami is co-headlined by Nick Diaz vs. Marius Zaromskis for the Strikeforce welterweight title and Strikeforce 145-pound women’s champ Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos vs. Marloes Coenen, and also features Robbie Lawler vs. Melvin Manhoef and Herschel Walker vs. Greg Nagy.
Pictured: Bobby Lashley