Batista's first professional MMA fight is set for October. TMZ reports that the WWE
alumni will fight October 6 in a bout promoted by CES. He will be fighting Rashid Evans (not the UFC
's Rashad Evans) in a heavyweight fight. The card will be televised, though details aren't known. The fight is two years after Batista first announced his intention to go into MMA after he left WWE
. He nearly fought with Strikeforce but that fizzled out and he opened an MMA gym in Florida.
After the news broke, Batista posted to Twitter:
I'm making my MMA debut oct 6th live on PPV check it! BOOOOM there's the announcement. Sorry haters!
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