(Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Renato Sobral)
Former Strikeforce champion Renato "Babalu" Sobral will finally makehis One FC debut against Dream veteran Tatsuya Mizuno. The bout will be themain event of One FC 4 "Destiny of Warriors," which takes place June23 at Stadium Negra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Sobral was originally slated to face Melvin Manhoef at One FC 3. However, hepulled out of the fight with an injury. "Babalu" won the Strikeforcelight heavyweight title with a first-round stoppage victory over BobbySouthworth. However, in his first defense he dropped the belt to GegardMousasi.
Over the course of his career, "Babalu" defeated Robbie Lawler, ChaelSonnen and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. In 2006, he fought Chuck Liddellfor the UFC light heavyweight title, but failed to make it out of the firstround.
Mizuno surprisingly defeated Manhoef in the first-round of Dream's lightheavyweight title tournament. Even though he lost to Mousasi in his next fight,he has still been able to return and pick up a win over Strikeforce veteranTrevor Prangley.
The One FC 4 card is also set to feature a bantamweight contest between formerDeep champion Masakazu Imanari and Leandro Issa.