Renato Sobral "Babalu"

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Pro Record: 34-12-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: Gracie Barra
Age: 38
Sex: Male
Height: 6 Feet. 1 Inch(es).
Weight: 205 lbs.
Out of: CA
Born: Rio de Janeiro
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Renato Sobral's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
06/19/2013 Loss Jacob Noe Bellator MMA 96 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 3 3:32
01/17/2013 Loss Mikhail Zayats Bellator Fighting Championships 85 TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 4:49
NSF 06/23/2012 Win Tatsuya Mizuno One FC 4 - Destiny of Warriors Submission Arm Bar 1 0:31
12/04/2010 Loss Dan Henderson St. Louis: Henderson vs. Sobral 2 KO Strike 1 1:53
06/16/2010 Win Robbie Lawler Strikeforce: E3 Expo Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 08/15/2009 Loss Gegard Mousasi Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 1:00 Title Fight
01/24/2009 Win Thierry Sokoudjou Affliction 2: Day of Reckoning Submission Arm Triangle Choke 2 2:36
11/20/2008 Win Bobby Southworth West Coast Productions TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from a Cut 1 5:00 Title Fight
07/19/2008 Win Mike Whitehead Affliction: Banned Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 12/09/2007 Win Rodney Glunder Plainum Fighting Productions - Ring of Fire Submission Arm Triangle Choke 3 0:00
08/25/2007 Win David Heath UFC 74: Respect Submission Anaconda Choke 2 3:30
03/03/2007 Loss Jason Lambert UFC 68: The Uprising KO 2 3:36
08/26/2006 Loss Chuck Liddell UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 1:35 Title Fight
02/04/2006 Win Mike Van Arsdale UFC 57: Liddell vs Couture 3 Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 2:21
NSF 10/07/2005 Win Chael Sonnen UFC 55: Fury Submission Triangle Choke 2 1:20
04/16/2005 Win Travis Wiuff UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2 Submission Arm Bar 2
NSF 02/26/2005 Win Pierre Guillett Cage Rage (England) 10 Submission Strikes 1 1:57
NSF 11/27/2004 Win Cyrille Diabate Cage Rage (England) 9 Submission Guillotine Choke 1 3:16
NSF 10/23/2004 Win Jose Landi-Jons Jungle Fight 3 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
09/06/2003 Win Trevor Prangley International Fighting Championship: Global Domination Decision Unanimous Decision 3
09/06/2003 Win Mauricio Rua International Fighting Championship: Global Domination Submission Guillotine Choke 3 3:07
09/06/2003 Win Jeremy Horn International Fighting Championship: Global Domination Decision Unanimous Decision 3 Title Fight
NSF 07/31/2003 Win Marcelo Azevedo Heat Fighting Championships 1 Decision Unanimous Decision
NSF 05/02/2003 Loss Chael Sonnen Hitman Fighting 3 Decision
11/22/2002 Loss Chuck Liddell UFC 40: Vendetta TKO/RSC 1 2:59
NSF 07/13/2002 Win Elvis Sinosic UFC 38: Brawl at the Hall Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 01/11/2002 Loss Kevin Randleman UFC 35: Throwdown Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 08/11/2001 Loss Fedor Emelianenko Rings: 10th Anniversary World Title Series Decision 2 Video
NSF 06/15/2001 Win Tsuyoshi Kosaka Rings: World Title Series 2 Decision Majority Decision 2
NSF 02/24/2001 Win Kiyoshi Tamura Rings: King of Kings 2000 Final Decision Majority Decision 2
11/17/2000 Win Maurice Smith UFC 28: High Stakes Decision Majority Decision 3
NSF 10/09/2000 Win Tariel Bitsadze Rings: King of Kings 2000 Block A Submission Arm Bar 1 2:58
NSF 10/09/2000 Loss Valentijn Overeem Rings: King of Kings 2000 Block A Submission Toe Hold 1 2:19
NSF 06/15/2000 Win Hiromitsu Kanehara Rings: Millennium Combine 2 Decision Unanimous Decision 2
NSF 05/20/2000 Win Jacob Zobnin Rings Russia Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 3:20
NSF 04/20/2000 Win Travis Fulton Rings: Millennium Combine 1 Submission Arm Bar 1 4:49
NSF 02/26/2000 Win Mikhail Illoukhine Rings: King of Kings 1999 Final Submission Arm Bar 3
NSF 02/26/2000 Win Kiyoshi Tamura Rings: King of Kings 1999 Final Decision Majority Decision 2
NSF 02/26/2000 Loss Dan Henderson Rings: King of Kings 1999 Final Decision Majority Decision 2
NSF 01/15/2000 Win Brad Kohler World Extreme Fighting 8: Goin' Platinum KO Kick 2
NSF 10/28/1999 Win Zaza Tkeshelashvili Rings: King of Kings 1999 Block A Submission Hammerlock 2 1:11
NSF 10/28/1999 Win Lee Hasdell Rings: King of Kings 1999 Block A Decision Unanimous Decision 2
NSF 07/24/1999 Win Augusto Santos Brazilian Vale Tudo 14 Submission Keylock 1 0:56
NSF 07/24/1999 Win Pedro Otavio-Cesar Brazilian Vale Tudo 14 Submission Punches 1 4:34
NSF 07/24/1999 Win Dario Amorim Brazilian Vale Tudo 14 Submission Punches 1 2:14
NSF 01/20/1999 Win Fernando Cerchiari International Vale Tudo Championship 8: The Road Back to the Top KO Punches 1 4:41
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest

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Fighter Bio

Career

Renato ("Babalu" Sobral-Da Cuinha (born September 7, 1975 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a mixed martial arts fighter from Brazil, currently fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a member of the Gracie Barra Combat Team with a professional MMA record of 27 wins and 7 losses, with 14 victories coming by way of submission. Some of his notable achievements include defeating notable fighters Trevor Prangley, Mauricio Rua, and Jeremy Horn in a single night at IFC tournament Global Domination. He also holds wins over Tsuyoshi Kohsaka and Kiyoshi Tamura.

Sobral's background is in wrestling. Before joining the Gracie Barra Combat Team, he trained in Ruas Vale Tudo, a martial arts system developed by the legendary Marco Ruas.

Sobral is known throughout the UFC for his intense and grueling training regimen, which typically involves bench-pressing fellow workout partners, running up the steep mountains of Brazil and swimming 2000 meters in an hour. Babalu's mountain runs are also legendary.

His nickname comes from a brand of bubblegum that he used to chew.