"Babalu" Sobral Injured, Pulled Off Strikeforce Card

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
September 9th, 2008

Something that seems to be happening far too often in MMA has happened again. Renato “Babalu” Sobral has been forced off of September 20th’s “Strikeforce At The Mansion II” card due to an injury. MMAJunkie spoke to Strikeforce’s Mike Afromowitz who said that they are currently looking for a replacement.

Sobral’s opponent, Anthony Ruiz, is a replacement in the scheduled bout himself as he was signed on to fight after Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Bobby Southworth suffered a leg injury.

“Babalu” was victorious at “Affliction: Banned” on July 19th over Mike Whitehead.

Here’s how “Strikeforce At The Mansion II” currently looks on paper:

Miesha Tate vs. TBD
Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos vs. TBD
Terry Martin vs. Cory Devela
Justin Wilcox vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida
Kazuo Misaki vs. Joe Riggs
Anthony Ruiz vs. TBD
Ashe Bowman vs. Josh Thomson (Strikeforce Lightweight Champion)*
* Non-title fight

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