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Former WWE star Bobby Lashley wins MMA debut

Former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley won his mixed martial arts debut Saturday at Mixed Fighting Alliance's inaugural show "There will be Blood" at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.

Lashley took down and rained down right hands against fellow newcomer Joshua Franklin, opening a cut that led to the fight being stopped 41 seconds into the fight.

Lashley, who trains with the American Top Team, is a former National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) wrestling champion.

In the main event of the card, Jeff Monson avenged a TKO loss to Ricco Rodriguez from UFC 35 "Throwdown" in 2002 by winning a unanimous decision against the former UFC heavyweight champion.

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