Strikeforce News: Babalu Out, Feijao Looking For Opponent For June 6th

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Renato “Babalu” Sobral (32-7) has withdrawn from his Strikeforce light heavyweight title fight against Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (7-1) at Strikeforce “Lawler vs. Shields” on June 6th.

Sobral apparently dropped out of the fight for “Personal Reasons”.

Strikeforce is apparently looking for a replacement fighter for Calvalcante, who is regarded as one of the top light heavyweight prospects in the sport.

Babalu won the Strikeforce light heavyweight title last year at Strikeforce “Destruction” by defeating Bobby Southworth by first round TKO (Cut) stoppage.

UPDATE
MMAWeekly:

Renato “Babalu” Sobral, has been forced out of the bout with the due date of his child being born falling too close to the fight.

Or he could be ducking the fight since Feijao doesn’t have a recognizable name and is one of the toughest fighters in the light heavyweight division. Hummmm…

EliteXC ‘Return of the King’ Results Live

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EliteXC: Return Of The King Officially Announced

EliteXC has announced the official card for Saturday nights EliteXC “Return of the King” show which is set to take place at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii. The main card will be broadcast on Showtime, while the undercards will be streamed live on ProElite.com

Headlining the card will be EliteXC lightweight Champion KJ Noons taking on top contender Yves Edwards for the EliteXC lightweight belt.

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Champ KJ Noons vs. Yves Edwards
Muhsin Corbbrey vs. Nick Diaz
Tony Bonello vs. Murilo “Ninja” Rua
Wayne Cole vs. Rafael Feijao
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Kala Kolohe Hose vs. Bubba McDaniel
Mark Oshiro vs. Chris Willems
Kaleo Kwan vs. Mike Aina
Chris Bernard vs. Lolohea Mahe
PJ Dean vs. Dean Lista
Russell Doane vs. Dwayne Haney
Carl Barton vs. Kepa Madeiros