On June 23 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the One FC
promotion will be holding an international card few MMA events in the world can match, and in command of the cauldron of top-tier talent is a Brazilian. Going into his 46th fight, Renato “Babalu” Sobral (36w, 9l) has as allies his Jiu-Jitsu and the baggage acquired at TUF Brazil, where he helped train Wanderlei Silva’s team, but across the cage from him will be seasoned opponent.
Tatsuya Mizuno (11w, 7l), a judo black belt, is coming off a submission win and boasts a record holding wins over the likes of Melvin Manhoef, Thiago Silva, Mirko Cro Cop, Sergei Kharitonov, Gegard Mousasi, Bruno Carvalho and more.
And there will be other stalwart Jiu-Jitsu specialists livening up the occasion, with Gregor Gracie, Zorobabel Moreira and Leandro Brodinho all featuring on the card.
To find out how to watch the fights live over the internet, click here.
The promoters of the show say the first fights on the card will be broadcast for free.
Check out Babalu’s heavy style in the following clip of the band Shadows Fall, and take a look at the full card for the event. Who do you have winning it, gentle reader?
ONE FC: Destiny of Warriors
Negara Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
June 23, 2012
Renato “Babalu” Sobral vs Tatsuya Mizuno
Roger “El Matador” Huerta vs Zorobabel “Zoro” Moreira
Leandro “Brodinho” Issa vs Masakazu “Ashikan Judan” Imanari
Gregor Gracie vs Adam “Shogun” Shahir Kayoom
Brian “The Polar Bear” Choi vs Arnaud “The Game” Lepont
Roldan “The Executioner” Sangcha-an vs Allamurad “Pretty Boy” Karayev
Mitch “The Dragon” Chilson vs AJ “Pyro” Lias Mansor
Marcos Escobar vs Rodrigo “The Professor” Praxedes
Quek Kim Hock “The Hulk” vs Peter Davis
Bae Young Kwon vs Eric “The Natural” Kelly