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Old 01-06-2012, 01:43 PM   #16
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True but not the point tbh. First time I had heard of the WEC and Uriah Faber was when he beat a washed up Jens Pulver. And the 1st time I noticed Strikeforce was when Frank Shamrock beat a washed up Baroni

I think Babalu is more competitive than either, he's only lost to Mousasi & Hendo in recent years
Noobie. SF has been around longer than the UFC!! Since the 80's infact.
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:25 PM   #17
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Good to see, I really enjoyed the first card they put together. I just looked up they only had 6 or 7,000 at the first show I thought it was pretty crowded??

Either way the Asian market doesn't have a huge promotion so I don't see why they can't be it. Hope they don't make any big mistakes like getting the big names in to quick and not being able to sustain the company itself. Sobral is a good addition though.

The Thai boxer in the first card is someone I wouldn't mind seeing again same with the Eric Kelly who is on the next even and the main event guy can't remember his name but that was a good fight
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:31 PM   #18
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Yes I read this on Babalu's Wiki page but thanks for posting the whole article! I'm looking forward to his next fight.. He's pretty much a safe pic for any org. since the UFC black balled him for almost killing David Heath. I'd grapple with any living human being but would only show fear for 3, and one is Babalu Sobral
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:37 PM   #19
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Babalu v Baroni will be epic, for 3 minutes atleast
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:18 AM   #20
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Yes I read this on Babalu's Wiki page but thanks for posting the whole article! I'm looking forward to his next fight.. He's pretty much a safe pic for any org. since the UFC black balled him for almost killing David Heath. I'd grapple with any living human being but would only show fear for 3, and one is Babalu Sobral
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:32 AM   #21
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Renato "Babalu" Sobral vs Melvin Manhoef will be the main event for ONE Fighting Championship on March 31 in Singapore!

Should be fun whilst it lasts
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:03 AM   #22
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Renato "Babalu" Sobral vs Melvin Manhoef will be the main event for ONE Fighting Championship on March 31 in Singapore!

Should be fun whilst it lasts
Interesting. I take it Melvins contract with SF has been nixed then? Wasn't too impressed with his showing vs Spong last weekend. Dudes lost a step. Or maybe he was negative as his always been in over his head at heavy. But like you say there's two outcomes here. Melvin via KO or Melvin looses via sub. The lata is looking more promising. Although i hope he gets a win.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:09 AM   #23
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Obviously not the most relevant fight in the world at 205 but interesting none the less. I think both guys, although past their primes, match up well. A classic striker v grappler match, as you say it's either gonna end by kod or submission

And there's the small matter of soccer kicks should Melvin shrug off a TD or Sobral gets Mel down...
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Obviously not the most relevant fight in the world at 205 but interesting none the less. I think both guys, although past their primes, match up well. A classic striker v grappler match, as you say it's either gonna end by kod or submission

And there's the small matter of soccer kicks should Melvin shrug off a TD or Sobral gets Mel down...
The fact its under the old PRIDE rule set is what makes this even more interesting. I'm all for soccer kicks and foot stomps. And if Melvin can learn some Greco-Roman technique who knows we could see some Vovchancyn-esque knees to a downed opponent!
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:20 AM   #25
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I hope they get some experienced Ref's in there who can match both for size, those little Asain dudes aint gonna split these two up if it gets nasty
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I hope they get some experienced Ref's in there who can match both for size, those little Asain dudes aint gonna split these two up if it gets nasty
Kinda like when there is this woman judge in the UFC that has some of the HW bouts
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Kinda like when there is this woman judge in the UFC that has some of the HW bouts
Steve Mazagatti?
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I hope they get some experienced Ref's in there who can match both for size, those little Asain dudes aint gonna split these two up if it gets nasty
I just hope Babalu remembers to let go.
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Babalu, Mir, and Palhares are the nastiest of nasty grapplers.. They lock up, its tap, snap, or nap... I hope Babalu strings a few wins together, it would be nice to see him go out on a winning streak. He's also part of Wandy's training team for TUF: Brazil
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