In a fight that flew under the radar with the big UFC on Fox show on Saturday night, Bobby Lashley defeated Karl Knothe by first round submission to capture the Shark Fights Heavyweight Title. The belt was vacated by The Ultimate FIghter alum, Darill Schoonover. Lashley over powered Knothe and was able to lock up an Americana to finish the fight at 3:44 of the opening round.
Knothe was the fourth opponent change for Lashley. He stepped in on just three days notice after his former opponents drop out. He was riding a 12 fight win streak prior to being man handled by Lashley.
Shark Fights 21 which didn’t get the media coverage it deserved will air tape delayed on FUEL TV on December 23, 2011.
Full Results from Shark Fights 21…
Bobby Lashley defeats Karl Knothe via submission (Americana) at 3:44 in Rd 1 to win the Shark Fights heavyweight title
Cody East defeats Adenelson Clementino via TKO (strikes) at 1:15 in Rd 2
Cody Pfister defeats Isaias Martinez via TKO (strikes) at 4:09 in Rd 1
Warren Stewart defeats Gabe Vasquez via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:46 in Rd 1
John King defeats Daniel De Almeida via split decision (29/28 x 2, 28/29 x 1)
Rashad Coulter defeats Chase Watson via TKO (referee stoppage) at 2:39 in Rd 3
Jon Voth defeats Jeremiah Castillo via submission (armbar) at 2:27 in Rd 1
Matt Hobar defeats Marcus Baldivia via submission (north-south choke) at :53 in Rd 1