Gegard Mousasi vs Renato “Babalu” Sobral At Affliction 3 ‘Trilogy’

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According to M-1 Global, Gegard Mousasi (25-2-1) will take on Renato “Babalu” Sobral (32-8) at Affliction 3 “Trilogy” on Aug 1 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA.

Sources close to Mousasi have informed www,M-1Global.com that current Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and former UFC competitor Renato “Babalu” Sobral is expected to finalized as his opponent.

Affliction has yet to issue an official comment regarding the possible Sobral vs. Mousasi showdown. However, both fighters have been advertised for the event and a formal announcement by Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio could be made as soon as Wednesday during a scheduled press conference in New York.

Mousasi was rumored to be facing middleweight Vitor Belfot, but that apparently fell trough as Belfort was unwilling to make the jump to light heavyweight or even fight Mousasi at a catch weight.

The Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, Renato Babalu Sobral, holds an impressive fight record with wins over Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, Cyrille Diabate, Chael Sonnen, Maurcio “Shogun” Rua, Mike Whitehead, Trevor Prangley, David Heath and Maurice Smith.

For the latest on Affliction 3 “Trilogy”, check out our MMA Rumors section.

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Renato “Babalu” Sobral (32-7) has withdrawn from his Strikeforce light heavyweight title fight against Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante (7-1) at Strikeforce “Lawler vs. Shields” on June 6th.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

Affliction 2 “Day Of Reckoning” Fedor vs Arlovski Results LIVE

Affliction 2 “Day of Reckoning” features a heavyweight superfight between WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko and former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski.

The undercard portion of the fightcard air live on HDNet at 7pm EST, with the Pay-Per-View to follow at 9pm EST.

Live Affliction Results after the JUMP.
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