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.
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