Renato “Babalu” Sobral vs. Bobby Southworth Strikeforce Fight Set For Nov. 21

Strikeforce has confirmed that the once cancelled fight between Renato “Babalu” Sobral and Bobby Southworth is now back on and set to co-headline the upcoming Strikeforce card on Nov. 21 from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA.

Southworth will defend his Strikeforce lightweight title against a well rounded fighter in Renato “Babalu” Sobral.

The fight was originally set to take place at last months Strikeforce “At the Playboy Mansion 2″, but both fighters pulled out with injuries.

The main event on the card will be Josh “The Punk” Thomson defending his Strickforce lightweight title against an unknown opponent.

Strikefore At The Mansion 2: Renato “Babalu” Sobral vs. Bobby Southworth

According to NBC Sports, Renato “Babalu” Sobral (30-7) will likely face Bobby Southworth (9-5) at the upcoming “Strikeforce at the Mansion 2″ event slated for September 20th in Las Angles, CA.

The Brazilian fighter, is coming off a win over Mike Whitehead at “Affliction Banned” earlier this year. Babalu was rumored to be taking on Tito Ortiz at Affliction 2: Day of Reckoning , but with affliction being only 3 weeks later that rumor looks to be untrue.

The Ultimate Fighter 1 cast member Bobby Southworth will defend his Strikeforce light heavyweight belt for the second time on September 20th. Southworth has been criticized in his most recent fights for looking extremely sloppy and doing just enough to get the wins. His fight with Babalu will be a major step up in competition for the 39 yr old fighter.

Strikeforce “Melendez vs. Thomson” Results Live

strikeforce melendez vs. thomson

Main Card

Preliminary Card

  • Chris Cariaso defeats Anthony Figueroa by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:34 of R2.
  • Bobby Stack defeats Jose Palacios by Unanimous Decision.
  • Brian Caraway defeats Alvin Cacdac by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:39 of R1.
  • Cyrillo Padhillo defeats Jesse Jones by Unanimous Decision.
  • Jorge Interiano defeats Travis Johnson by TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at the end of R2.
  • Alexandre Trivino defeats Eric Jacob by Submission (Armbar) at 0:37 of R1.