— Dave Bautista will make his MMA debut tonight in the main event of a CES event in Providence, Rhode Island. He will face Vince Lucero, a veteran with a 20-22 record. You can watch through DirecTV PPV for $29.95 in standard definition or $39.95 for HD. There is also a HD Livestream at Bautistamma.com.
The card also features Dave Loiseau vs. Chris McNally, Marc Stevens vs. Luis Felix, John Howard vs. Brett Chism, and Chad Reiner vs. Keith Jeffrey. For a full card and ordering information, click here.
— Speaking of Bautista, TMZ reports that he spent yesterday before his MMA debut hanging out with Real Housewives star Teresa Giudice. The site has a photo of the two at a hotel in Rhode Island from Friday, where they both happened to be staying. If you’re interested, you can click the eWN “Reporter’s Link” below to view a photo of the two of them hanging out. The two are said to have immediately hit it off and had a conversation about MMA.
Batista’s rep tells the site that he plans to watch Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon tonight before the fight, noting, “it’s the greatest martial arts movie ever made.”
Here is the article from TMZ.com:
With just hours left until his MMA debut, former WWE champ Bautista has been prepping for his big match by hanging with an experienced fighter … “Real Housewives” star Teresa Giudice.
TMZ obtained a photo of the two kickin’ it at a hotel in Rhode Island — where the 43-year-old will get in the ring for the first time ever on Saturday night to take on Vince Lucero.
Turns out Teresa the table-flipper is in town for a breast cancer awareness event and just happened to be staying at the same hotel as Bautista. We’re told the two immediately hit it off … and even had a convo about MMA.