Bobby Lashley to Fight Chad Griggs in His First MMA Bout in Eight Months

Bobby Lashley is ready to rumble again.

The MMA fighter and former WWE superstar will return to the octagon to take on Chad "The Grave Digger" Griggs at Strikeforce: Houston on Aug. 21, WEEI.com reports.

Lashley, who enters the fight with an undefeated MMA record of 5-0, has not fought in eight months due to scheduling issues and injuries. In his last fight, Lashley defeated Wes Sims via a first-round TKO on Jan. 30.

Griggs, a member of the Tucson, Ariz. fire department and a former member of the International Fight League (IFL), has been impressive despite not facing top-notch talent. He enters with an 8-1 overall MMA record.

Like Lashley, though, Griggs also has experienced a layoff from the sport and will be competing for the first time in over a year.

Strikeforce: Houston will take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, and the main event will feature light-heavyweight champion "King Mo" Lawal taking on Rafael "Feijao" Cavalante.

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