Batista MMA debut vs. Rashid Evans at Dunkin' Donuts Center in RI


It's been A LONG time in the making ... but former WWE heavyweight champion Batista has FINALLY booked his first real deal MMA fight ... TMZ has learned.

Batista has been training to get in the ring for years ... and got REALLY close to fighting in the Strikeforce league back in 2010 -- but the deal fell apart.

But now it's on for real -- the 43-year-old powerhouse signed with the CES MMA league -- and is all set up to fight on October 6 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.

We're told Batista -- 6'6" and 290 lbs -- will square up against some dude named Rashid Evans ... not to be confused with UFC hurt-maker Rashad Evans.

Sources connected to the deal tell us ... the fight WILL be televised ... but it's unclear which provider will broadcast the fight.

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WelshWarrior site profile image  

8/28/12 8:27 AM by WelshWarrior


Jim York site profile image  

8/28/12 8:17 AM by Jim York

hope he does well

Phil Dunlap site profile image  

8/28/12 7:49 AM by Phil Dunlap

On a side note I have seen a lot of various statements concerning Rashid's record.. Rashid is 3-2 in sanctioned ie states where an athletic commission regulates MMA with fights in MA, NJ and PA, and 7-2 overall with a fight sanctioned by the UFO in VA and 3 fights in the UCL in NYC

shootfightermike site profile image  

7/23/12 11:43 AM by shootfightermike


weaktendons site profile image  

7/14/12 4:27 PM by weaktendons

classic...this is some 7th degree blackbelt trolling, i wish one day, if i train hard enough, i can be as good as you.

3 Sided Square site profile image  

7/14/12 3:10 PM by 3 Sided Square

Like fish in a bucket.

BlazerinTraining site profile image  

7/14/12 2:54 PM by BlazerinTraining

I've laughed more in this thread than I have on any on here in a while. DeusEx just trolled the shit out of about 30 different people with one idiotic post. I'm glad I read it

ryanJ site profile image  

7/14/12 2:37 PM by ryanJ

 Batista is fighting Ahmad Rashad?  That seems like a complete mismatch...the guy is in his 60's and hasn't been the same since he got a divorce from Claire Huxtable.

DanteHec site profile image  

7/14/12 2:27 PM by DanteHec

Nice one