After what was already a tough blow to the upcoming Strikeforce event with current champ Bobby Southworth (9-5 MMA) hurt, Renato “Babalu” Sobral (30-7 MMA) will no longer face Anthony Ruiz on September 20th. Leg injuries can be blamed for both Southworth and Sobral’s exits from the event which is scheduled to take place at the famed Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California.
For now, we’ll wait and see who Ruiz’s new opponent will be. Regardless of who is tapped to step up to the plate, err… cage, Ruiz has a momentum going as of late and will look to post his eighth win in nine fights. Sobral could have also gained added steam in his continued ascent up light heavyweight rankings, as he took out Mike Whitehead in a solid unanimous decision victory win at t-shirt-company-turned-promotion Affliction’s debut event “Banned” back in July.