Renato Sobral Biography: Renato da Cunha Sobral, commonly known as “Babalu,” is a former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion and retired Brazilian Luta Livre submission grappler.
Renato Sobral Biography
Renato Sobral Biography: Renato Sobral was born on September 7, 1975, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and began wrestling at the age of nine. Sobral won the South American Wrestling Championship in 1998, the Brazilian National Wrestling Championship three times in 1998, 1999, and 2000, and the Brazilian National Muay Thai Championship in 1992. Sobral joined the Gracie Barra Combat Team and trained in Marco Ruas’ Ruas Vale Tudo martial arts school.
Renato Sobral Wiki
|Date Of Birth||September 7, 1975|
|Birth Place||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Profession||Mixed Martial Artist|
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
Renato Sobral Personal Life
Renato Sobral and Natasha, his wife, have two kids.
What is Renato Sobral Net Worth?
According to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, Renato Sobral’s net worth is $4 million.
Renato Sobral Career
Sobral made his professional mixed martial arts debut in his birthplace of, Rio de Janeiro on September 27, 1997. On the same night, he won all three fights by strikes and then fought in International Vale Tudo for one bout before competing in Brazilian Vale Tudo on July 24, 1999. Sobral won all three bouts that evening and debuted with the Japanese RINGS organization.
Sobral made his RINGS debut against Zaza Tkeshelashvili of Georgia and won via arm kimura submission. A unanimous decision victory over the British kickboxer Lee Hasdell followed this. Still undefeated, he competed in the King of Kings 1999 Final, winning his first two bouts before Dan Henderson dealt him his first career failure. Two judges scored the contest a draw, while a third judge scored the bout in favor of Henderson, resulting in Sobral’s defeat.
Sobral then won four consecutive bouts before being defeated by Valentijn Overeem with a toe hold. After a single bout in the UFC, he fought three more times in RINGS. He defeated Kiyoshi Tamura by a majority decision and then defeated Tsuyoshi Kohsaka by a majority decision. At the 10th Anniversary program, Sobral faced Fedor Emilianenko and lost by unanimous decision.
Renato Sobral UFC Career
Sobral made his UFC debut against former UFC Heavyweight Champion Maurice Smith during UFC 28. Sobral was declared the winner by unanimous decision. On January 11, 2002, at UFC 35, Sobral fought Kevin Randleman next. He lost via unanimous decision. Elvis Sinosic was Sobral’s next opponent at UFC 38 on July 13, 2002. He won by a unanimous vote. On UFC 40 on November 22, 2002, Sobral fought Chuck Liddell. He was defeated in the first round by a head strike.
Until his return in 2005, he competed in minor and local promotions after leaving the UFC in early 2003. On April 16, 2005, Sobral returned to the UFC to face Travis Wiuff at UFC 52. He won the fight in the second round with an armbar. At UFC 55 on October 7, 2005, Sobral faced future Middleweight and Light Heavyweight title challenger Chael Sonnen. He won the fight in the second round with a triangle choke. On February 4, 2006, Sobral fought against Mike Van Arsdale at UFC 57. He won the match with a rear naked choke in the opening round.
Chuck Liddell defeated Sobral in a rematch for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship at UFC 62. At 95 seconds into the first round, the fight ended with a technical knockout. At UFC 68, Sobral fought Jason Lambert following his defeat to Liddell. Sobral was eliminated in the second round.