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!