The first words after his debut (Dave Batista vs Vince Lucero) have been: “I think my nerves got the best of me a little bit. He hits like a (expletive) horse. He rocked me. I couldn’t my legs under me for a while. I was just so nervous. It took me a little while to get my composure.”
In fact Batista’s fans can’t be happy about ‘The Animal’ (now Brass Body) performance. He appeared clumsy and slow, with still much rust to remove.
Anyway Dave ‘Batista’ Bautista was able to score a
Review: 2012-10-06, the fight between Dave ‘Batista’ Bautista and Vince Lucero has not been particularly exciting: two stars. David Batista, former WWE wrestler, is at his professional mma debut while Vince Lucero had a record of 22-22-1. Batista vs Lucero is the main event of CES MMA: Real Pain. Watch the video!
Just five days before his scheduled MMA debut, former WWE Champion Dave Batista finally knows who’ll be his first MMA opponent: the veteran Vince Lucero.
The former candidates were all almost amateur fighters, with no professional bouts: Rashid Evans went to jail; Bruno McKee cited a lack of time to prepare.
Instead Vince Lucero is a legitimate experienced fighter, a 13-year-veteran with 45 bouts. Not a dummy.
The bulky fighter who cuts to make the 265-pound top limit of the heavyweight division, has fought twice this year on Rage in the Cage show. His last fight was a win on April 13 over
First: Finally David Batista’ll make his first appearance in MMA on October 6 at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, R.I., in the main event of a pay-per-view show called, “CES MMA: Real Pain.”
Second: the opponet is a mystery yet. (Read the last news on Batista Mma debut)
Batista is a former World Wrestling Entertainment headliner. He began his WWE career on 9 May 2002, after a past as bouncer and huge bodybuilder (at his best he was at 6-foot-4 and 320 pounds), having in fact never competed at any significant level in wrestling (different story for Brock Lesnar, another WWE star that came to MMA, who was an NCAA champion before pro wrestling).
His rise was fast and straight, and Batista won his first World Heavyweight Championship on 3 April at WrestleMania 21 in a spectacular match against his ex leader Triple H. The show did 1,090,000 worldwide pay-per-view buys, at the time the largest non-boxing number for any pay-per-view event in history.
After 3 years of dominance, his reign began to fall down, mainly because of several injuries. So finally he left WWE when his contract expired in May 2010.
After that he tried to enter in the MMA world. Batista had announced that he and Strikeforce were negotiating a contract. However in
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