Renato “Babalu” Sobral vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou At Affliction 2 “Day of Reckoning”


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Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou took no time off after being released by the UFC, Affliction has officially announced the light heavyweight match up between Renato “Babalu” Sobral and Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at Affliction 2 “Day of Reckoning” fight on January 24 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA.

“Babalu” was going to fight Matt Lindland at a catch weight, but Affliction decided against it and pitted middleweights Matt Lindland against Vitor Belfort and light heavyweights “Babalu” against Sokoudjou on their January fight card.

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  1. roy

    December 12, 2008 at 2:37 am

    awsome more fights, babalu should win but he better be careful for the first one and a half rounds after that he will submit or tko soko.i am glad soko found some work he is still young i don't know if he should fight such experienced guys right now till he gets a couple more wins.

  2. Nick

    December 12, 2008 at 2:52 am

    this card is looking better and better

  3. Alex

    December 12, 2008 at 5:35 am

    Soku will give us a really exciting round then it will be all Babalu in the 2nd. I'm glad Affliction got Soku to fight for them because I think the UFC made a mistake dropping him.

  4. TIM

    December 12, 2008 at 6:49 am

    I dont think UFC made a mistake dropping fact i think they did him a see the competition in the UFC was too much for him to handle at this point, this is perfect he goes away and fights someplace else for 3 or so fights and then comes back to the UFC or not and has a great career. Nothing is ever a mistake the UFC dont miss him but he may miss the UFC.

  5. roy

    December 12, 2008 at 7:01 am

    at 24 yrs old he has plenty of room to grow, i don't know if it was a mistake or not for the ufc to let him go i think it will be good for him though.heres a question how many 205 guys would have beat machida and cane?there might be few top guys that would have lost those fights too.

  6. whodini

    December 12, 2008 at 7:22 am

    Soku is in for a royal asswhooping

  7. Kash

    December 12, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    You all are right I dont think Babalu is going to lose this fight. I give Soku credit he doesnt back down from anyone.

  8. zalbag

    December 12, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Good stuff they just keep raking in fighters.

  9. dane drebin

    December 12, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    im with you roy no shame for losing to who he lost to

    babalu reminds me a lot of arona and babalu's been knocked out by lambert and his striking kinda sucks.

    i think this fight could go either way

    this card is finally starting to look awesome

  10. Ryan S

    December 12, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    See thats what I was thinking Dane. On the ground, I think Babalu would take it, only because I haven't seen Soko's ground game. But I have never seen Bablu do really good on his feet. Either way, I think it will be a good fight, and hopefully Soko worked on his conditioning.

  11. tom

    December 13, 2008 at 2:52 am

    Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou will win but i would like to see sorbal sub him in the 3 but if Sokoudjou does win its going to be by a knock out..i use to like Sokoudjou but now i hate him

  12. steve

    December 14, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Roy good points on ur top coment.I know we have talked about this before. I think Babalu has a timid style stand up game and his hands arent all that good, his chin has been weak at times and his footwork is that of a retarded child. Soku has the obvious advantage standing but on the ground he will most likely allow Babalu to just lay on him making for a very boring fight. UFC made a great move dropping Soku. Thay are in a win win situation really doing that. They will either be proven right in that Soku is a bust or they will be proven wrong and they will pick Soku back up later on after his contract with affliction is done and he will be better than ever and they get him back no harm no foul. Soku will want to fight the best and in his division everyone one of them are in the UFC. Besides Babalu and I wasnt impressed with Babalu in his last fight at all. He should have whiped Bobby Southworth. Im not sure he would have beat southworth and southworth is really not that good.

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