Stop me if you've heard this one before: James Thompson and Bobby Lashley are going to have a rematch in Bellator MMA.
In fact, at this point the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion has tried to make this rematch happen twice before in the 2015 calendar year -- once in February and once in June. However, each time an injury to one of the participants forced the bout to be postponed to a later date.
On Friday night, During the Bellator 143 "Warren vs. Davis" card, the promotion revealed its going to try one more time to make the fight happen, scheduling the "Colossal" Heavyweight tilt for Bellator 145, which takes place at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo., on Nov. 6, 2015.
For Lashley, his pride is on the line as Thompson owns only one of the two defeats on his impressive (13-2) professional record, coming in a Super Fight League bout that happened in New Delhi, India, back in 2012.
For Thompson, the momentum of a late career resurgence is on the line, as he currently holds a four-fight win streak, including his Bellator MMA debut against Eric Prindle.
The bout joins an already stacked Bellator MMA card that includes title defenses for both Will Brooks and Patricio Freire, a long-awaited Michael Chandler vs. David Rickels rematch and a Justin Lawrence vs. Pat Curran showdown.
Check out the updated Bellator 145: "Vengeance" fight card below:
Main Card (Spike TV):
Featherweight World Title Bout: Patricio Freire (24-2) vs. Daniel Straus (23-6)
Lightweight World Title Bout: Will Brooks (16-1) vs. Marcin Held (21-3)
Featherweight Feature Bout: Pat Curran (21-7) vs. Justin Lawrence (7-2)
Lightweight Feature Bout: Michael Chandler (13-3) vs. David Rickels (16-3, 1 NC)
Heavyweight Feature Bout: Bobby Lashley (13-2) vs. James Thompson (20-14, 1 NC)
'Prelims' Card (Spike.com):
Lightweight Feature Bout: Vince Eazelle (9-2) vs. Chris Heatherly (9-3, 1 NC)
Bantamweight Feature Bout: Scott Ettling (2-0) vs. Garrett Mueller (2-0)
Lightweight Feature Bout: Garrett Gross (6-4) vs. Luke Nelson (2-1)
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