Bobby Lashley. Photo courtesy of American Top Team.
The Palace Fighting Championship announced yesterday that former WWE superstar turned mixed martial artist Bobby Lashley has been forced to pull out of his upcoming heavyweight bout against Mike Hayes on February 6 after suffering torn ligaments in his ankle during training.
According to MMA Junkie, Lashley will be replaced by Ron Sparks, who has not competed since winning his first three professional bouts in 2006. A timetable for Lashley’s return has not yet been announced.
The card for PFC 13 as it stands now:
Chad Mendes vs. Leland Gridley
Ulysses Gomez vs. David Suarez
Brandon Cash vs. Steve Gavin
Alexis Vila vs. Ben Nguyen
Mike Hayes vs. Ron Sparks
Joey Cabezas vs. Joe Morales