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Bobby Lashley vs. James Thompson 2 rebooked for Bellator 138 in June


Bobby Lashley will get another chance to avenge his last loss.

The former WWE star was supposed to meet James Thompson at Bellator 134 in February, but Thompson pulled out due to injury. The fight has been rebooked for Bellator 138 on June 19 in St. Louis, Bellator officials confirmed with The Denver Post originally broke the news.

Lashley (12-2) has won five in a row since falling to Thompson via unanimous decision at Super Fight League 3 in 2012. His only other career loss came against Chad Griggs in Strikeforce back in 2010. The current TNA Impact pro-wrestling standout has won both of his Bellator fights via finish, including a first-round submission of Karl Etherington last October. Lashley, 38, recently signed a long-term contract extension with Bellator.

Thompson (20-14, 1 NC) is unbeaten in his last six fights and coming off a TKO win over Eric Prindle in June 2014. The England native has been a pro MMA fighter since 2003 with notables wins over Dan Severn, Bob Sapp and Don Frye. Thompson, 36, is perhaps best known for having his ear exploded by Kimbo Slice in EliteXC back in 2008.

Bellator 138 is headlined by a matchup seven years in the making between Slice and MMA legend Ken Shamrock. In the co-main event, Patricio Freire will defend his Bellator featherweight title against Georgi Karakhanyan. Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler will meet Derek Campos on the card as well.

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