Monday, June 05, 2006

Chuck Liddell vs. Renato Sobral at UFC 62

According to the UFC 60 recap in Sundays Boston Herald article, it seems to be confirmed that light heavyweight titleholder Chuck Liddell will be squaring off against Renato "Babalu" Sobral at UFC 62 on August 26th for the belt.

Hopefully Sobral will fare better then their last meeting on 11-22-02 at UFC 40 where Babalu took a brutal kick to the head from Chuck at 2:55 in round one and was knocked out.

That same kick is the one that you see during the opening sequence of every UFC Unleashed and is one the great fight highlights ever.

I really think Chuck has Sobral's number and that he will again prove his dominance at 205 with another win. It will be interesting to watch the build up to this fight as the summer progresses.

See my previous post on this subject here.

(MMA Fanatic)


Dr J said...

If you watch their first matchup, Babalu was very much in that fight with Liddell until the infamous kick happend.

Since then, Babalu has reeled off 10 straight wins against tought opponents like Jeremy Horn, Travis Wiuff, Mike Van Arsdale, Jose "Pele" Landi-Jons, and Trevor Prangley.

Don't count Sobral short. He is a great fighter, and this rematch should be much different than their first fight.

Gapper said...

You do make some excellent points, Babalu has won against some excellent MMA fighters.

He's a great fighter and this is a good matchup between him and Liddell. But in my opinion Chuck is still very much at the top of his game and it seems unlikely to me that Liddell would lose the belt.

No doubt it's going to be one of the more interesting fights of the year so far.

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