The Bobby Lashley (6-1) roller-coaster finally appears to have reached its conclusion. Following the dropout of Darrill Schoonover and the bizarre saga of Tim Hague, veteran Dave Huckaba (16-4) has agreed fill the vacant spot opposite the former-WWE star at Shark Fights 21. The pair are now set to duel for the Shark Fights heavyweight title on November 11th at the Fair Park Coliseum in Lubbock, Texas. Contracts are reportedly forthcoming. MMA Junkie first reported the news.
Huckaba, the former Gladiator Challenge Heavyweight Champion, enters the bout fresh from a unanimous decision victory against Strikeforce veteran Ruben Villareal at Shark Fights 18. Known as "Badman", the 37-year-old fights out of California's Team Mixed Breed and has collected 13 of his 16 wins via knockout.
Meanwhile, Lashley makes his return to the cage for the first time since claiming a unanimous decision over John Ott at Titan FC 17 in March. When asked about his latest opponent, the former-Strikeforce prospect simply said, "I've been focusing on my standup and I'm ready to fight a striker like Dave," (via MMA junkie).