Babalu wins Strikeforce belt

Brazilian Renato “Babalu” Sobral is the new Strikeforce light heavyweight champion. At the event held this morning, in San José, in the United States, the black belt defeated Bobby Southworth by technical knockout, due to a deep cut on his face.

With the victory, Babalu gains morale to face Matt Lindland in a duel scheduled for January 24th, this time valid for the second edition of Affliction.

Also noteworthy is the victory of the wife of former UFC champion, Randy Couture, Kim Couture, who Lina Kvokov won by knockout. Check out the other results:


Renato Babalu defeated Bobby Southworth by TKO (int. medical) at the end of 1R
Scott Smith knocked out Terry Martin at 24 seconds of 1R
Duane Ludwig defeated Yves Edwards by unanimous decision of the jurors
Joe Riggs defeated Luke Stewart via TKO (punches) at 2:05 of 2R
Kim Couture defeated Lina Kvokov via TKO (punches) at 1min44s of 1R
Brian Schwartz defeated Lemont Davis via TKO (punches) at 2:16 of 1R
Darren Uyenoyama defeated Brad Royster via unanimous decision
Eric Lawson submitted Tony Johnson with a rear naked choke at 1min28s of 1R
Alvin Cacdac submitted Jose Palacios with a rear naked choke at 3min10s of 2R
Bobby Stack defeated Cyrillo Padilha via unanimous decision
Zakary Bucia submitted Adam Steel with a guillotine choke at 35s of 1R
Kurt Osiander defeated Josh Neal via TKO (punches) at 2:22 of 3R
Luke Rockhold submitted Nik Theotikos with a rear naked choke at 3min06s of 1R


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