Matt Lindland and Renato “Babalu” Sobral will square off at a catchweight of 195 pounds at Affliction “Day of Reckoning”, according to Sherdog.
Though not yet officially confirmed, “Day of Reckoning” is expected to take place on January 24th at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California and will air live on pay-per-view.
Both fighters have verbally agreed to the matchup and 195 pound catchweight. Lindland, a middleweight, will move up 10 pounds while Sobral will shed 10 pounds in the first step of an eventual move to the 185-pound middleweight division.
Lindland bounced back from an early-2007 loss to Fedor Emelianenko at Affliction’s debut show, “Banned”, in July, defeating Fabio Negao via unanimous decision.
Sobral is currently riding a three-fight winning streak, including a July unanimous decision victory over Mike Whitehead at “Banned”. Prior to his bout against Lindland in January, Sobral will take on Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Bobby Southworth on November 21st.