Renato “Babalu” Sobral will look to avoid a third straight UFC loss August 25th when he faces David Heath at UFC 74.
Sobral has dropped consecutive fights for just the second time in his career in his last 2 UFC fights. “Babalu” was defeated by Chuck Liddell with a quick KO in the first round of their light heavyweight title fight at UFC 62. He followed the loss up with another KO loss, this time at the hands of Jason Lambert at UFC 68. Although he rebounded with a win over Frank Mir in a submission grappling match the modified rules match displayed very little for UFC fans and analysts to digest and see whether Sobral has learned from the back-to-back losses. His overall MMA record is an impressive 27-7.
Heath debuted at UFC 62 with a submission win over Cory Walmsey which he then followed up with a split decision win over Victor Valimaki at UFC Fight Night 7 late last year.Â In his last UFC fight Heath stepped up and filled in for Forrest Griffin at UFC 70 after the popular UFC fighter was KOd by a staff infection and forced out of the fight. Heath lost the fight to Lyoto Machida via unanimous decision, the first MMA loss of his career.
With both fighters coming off of a loss (or two in the case of Sobral) both should be anxious to add another tally to the win column. “Babalu” is a proven mixed martial artisits with over 30 fights to his credit while Heath has yet to break into double-digits. Both will be looking to get back on track in this fight and it adds yet another good matchup to a card that already includes a heavyweight title match between Randy Couture and Gabriel Gonzaga as well as a welterweight top contender fight between Josh Koscheck and Georges St. Pierre.