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Babalu vs. Mousasi for Strikeforce light heavyweight championship on Aug. 15

mousasiGreat news fight fans! The bout pitting Gegard Mousasi up against Renato “Babalu” Sobral has been salvaged, and this time it’s for all of the marbles.

Strikeforce has recently announced that Babalu will be defending his light heavyweight championship against Mousasi on the live broadcast portion of “Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg“.

The event is scheduled for August 15 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California and will air live on Showtime.

Sobral is on an impressive five fight win streak, notching victories over the likes of David Heath, Mike Whitehead, and Sokoudjou along the way. The title defense against Mousasi in August will be his first since obtaining the championship from Bobby Southworth in November of 2008.

Mousasi is currently riding a twelve fight win streak with recent stoppages over Melvin Manhoef, Denis Kang and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza to his credit. His last appearance saw him climb up to heavyweight after previously competing at middleweight where he dismantled a much larger Mark Hunt in the first round of their opening “Super Hulk Tournament” bout.