Renato “Babalu” Sobral’s first defense of his Strikeforce title has been postponed. Sobral had initially been rumored to be facing off against Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante in May, but then was later announced for June 6th. Since that time it has been confirmed that Sobral’s child is expected to be born on May 24th, forcing the fighter to withdraw from the event. This according to the fighter’s manager who spoke with MMAWeekly yesterday.
Cavalcante is still expected to take part in the June 6th event, facing off against an as yet unnamed opponent. With a win, Cavalcante is expected to get his shot against Sobral in August.
For more information on the June 6th fight card, visit our Strikeforce – Lawler vs. Shields Rumors page.