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

Friday, July 13, 2012

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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