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Renato "Babalu" Sobral to defend Strikeforce title against Gegard Mousasi on Aug. 15

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The first two pieces of the scrambled puzzle left by Affliction's recent demise have fallen into place as Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Renato "Babalu" Sobral (35-8) will defend his title against Gegard Mousasi (25-2-1) on Aug. 15.

Sobral and Mousasi, who were originally scheduled to meet at the now-canceled "Affliction: Trilogy," will instead step into the cage at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., on the main card of "Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg," which airs live on Showtime.

Mousasi will compete on the card with a new Strikeforce contract, Afromowitz said, and not as a loaned commodity from M-1.

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Post #1   7/27/09 5:03:36PM   

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Even better. Glad I have showtime.

Post #2   7/27/09 5:07:44PM   

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That's great. This was the fight that I was really anticipating on Affliction's card and now I get to watch it for free on August 15th. This is going to be one hell of a fight.

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M-1 let Mousasi go to strikeforce w/o demanding co-promotion?

Post #4   7/27/09 5:16:50PM   

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That is BIG for SF. Not only does the fight still happen but now it's for the title...instant credibility for the division. They'd better put this event on online PPV since I don't have Showtime. If they do I am buying.

Post #5   7/27/09 5:20:09PM   

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Good news for Mousasi, he seemed very upset that he wouldn't be debuting in America next month after Barnettgate. I think he takes this fight.

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Awesome...what started out as Strikeforce's best looking card, was taking a sudden turn for the worse when a number of injuries started up. First Overeem was out, then Riggs, now possibly Thompson. I'm just glad we're getting back on track.

I wouldn't mind seeing Jay Hieron going up against Diaz. I think that would be a hell of a fight.

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If strikeforce signs a few more of these guys they could give the UFC some legit competition. Too bad Overeem keeps getting injured and Cung is preoccupied with acting.

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this is amazing news and under exclusive contract now,...wow cant wait to see what happens with the fighters they had now that affliction is dust

Post #9   7/27/09 6:53:18PM   

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I see Mousasi walking away with the belt!

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Wow.. if Strikeforce can sign Lil' Nog and another name or two they'll have started themselves up a pretty decent little LHW roster

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This fight makes me happy .... ..see

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Posted by Jackelope

Wow.. if Affliction can sign Lil' Nog and another name or two they'll have started themselves up a pretty decent little LHW roster



I think you were meaning to say StrikeForce and not Affliction.

But yeah this is a good signing for StrikeForce

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babalu will take this. first he already has the belt and will be fighting with strikeforce which he is use to. second he is fighting in cage which he has done many times being the ufc and strikeforce veteran he is. third i think moussasi is a little overhyped and babalu is a little underated
babalu takes a decision

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Posted by telnights


Posted by Jackelope

Wow.. if Affliction can sign Lil' Nog and another name or two they'll have started themselves up a pretty decent little LHW roster



I think you were meaning to say StrikeForce and not Affliction.

But yeah this is a good signing for StrikeForce



Yeah, you're right. I've been having a lot of mental lapses lately. I need my upcoming vacation, lol

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