Jason Guida has been officially announced to replace MMA legend Ken Shamrock and fight former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley at March 21st’s “March Badness” event. “March Badness” is a hybrid MMA/boxing event promoted and headlined by boxing legend Roy Jones Jr.
Ken Shamrock was forced off of the March 21st event due to a failed drug test administered at a Feb. 13 War Gods event, where Shamrock defeated Ross Clifton. Shamrock was then suspended for one year after testing positive for multiple anabolic steroids.
Lashley made his MMA debut last December, and the former pro wrestler was victorious in his MMA debut over Joshua Franklin. Lashley is a two-time NAIA national wrestling champion and he was also a professional wrestler for the WWE from 2005 to 2008.
Meanwhile, Jason Guida is the brother of current UFC lightweight contender Clay Guida and was also featured on The Ultimate Fighter 7. Jason Guida may be best known for getting kicked off the show for failing to make weight for his opening round fight. Guida last fought in November, where he was defeated by MMA newcomer Matt Sassolino at a Corral’s Combat Classic event in Indiana.
Jeff Monson and former IFL heavyweight champion Roy “Big Country” Nelson will also fight on the MMA portion of the March 21st fight card.
In the main event of the night, Roy Jones Jr. will fight Omar Sheika in a light-heavyweight bout.