Renato Babalu faces Rameau Sokoudjou in Affliction 2

Renato Babalu

After winning the Strikeforce light heavyweight belt, by defeating Bobby Southworth, by technical knockout, Renato “Babalu” Sobral has another big challenge in his career. The Brazilian will face Cameroonian Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, in the second edition of Affliction, which takes place on January 24th, in Las Vegas, in the United States.

Sokoudjou, who emerged with great prominence in MMA, after quick knockouts in Pride over Rogério Minotouro e Ricardo arona, comes from a defeat to Brazilian Luiz Arthur “Banha”, by technical knockout, UFC-90, in October, which led to his departure from Ultimate. Babalu is on a good streak of four consecutive victories, the last being in November, at Strikeforce. Check out the Affliction card so far


Main Card
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Andrei Arlovski – Valid for the organization’s heavyweight title
Josh Barnett vs. Gilbert Yvel
Vitor belfort vs. Matt Lindland – Valid for the organization’s middleweight title
Renato “Babalu” Sobral vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
Chris Horodecki vs. Dan Lauzon

Preliminary Card
Vladamir Matyushenko vs. Antonio Rogério Nogueira
Jay Hieron vs. Jason High
LC. Davis vs. Mark hominick
Antonio Duarte vs. Albert Rios
Brett Cooper vs. Patrick Speight
Paul Buentello vs. Kiril Sidelnikov



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