Renato
Sobral
27-7-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 17 fights.
Record: 27-7-0
Summary: Excellent striking and grappling. One of the best-rounded fighters in MMA

Fighter Info

Nickname: Babalu
From: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil USA
Age: 39
Height: 6' 1" ( 185 cm )
Weight: 205 lb ( 93 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
310
52% Successful
162
Types of Successful Strikes
0
162
23%
12%
65% Ground
37
20
105
Striking Defense
58
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
24
67% Successful
16
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
17
5
1
Takedown Defense
65
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Renato Sobral
Strikeforce - Henderson vs. Babalu
Dec 4, 2010
13
3
0
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Renato Sobral
Strikeforce - Los Angeles
Jun 16, 2010
33
54
0
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Renato Sobral
Strikeforce - Carano vs. Cyborg
Aug 15, 2009
12
2
1
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Renato Sobral
Affliction - Day of Reckoning
Jan 24, 2009
20
13
1
0
1
0
2
0
R2 Submission
Renato Sobral
Strikeforce - Destruction
Nov 21, 2008
7
2
0
2
0
0
0
2
R1 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Win
Renato Sobral
Aug 25, 2007
60
6
1
0
3
0
1
0
R2 Submission
Loss
Renato Sobral
Mar 3, 2007
19
5
2
1
0
1
2
2
R2 KO/TKO
Renato Sobral
Aug 26, 2006
17
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Renato Sobral
Mike Van Arsdale
Feb 4, 2006
9
1
0
0
1
0
1
1
R1 Submission
Win
Renato Sobral
Oct 7, 2005
11
12
4
0
3
0
0
0
R2 Submission
Win
Renato Sobral
UFC 52: Couture vs Liddell 2
Apr 16, 2005
15
3
2
2
2
0
0
1
R2 Submission
Win
Renato Sobral
IFC - Global Domination
Sep 6, 2003
9
16
4
0
5
1
4
0
R3 Submission
Loss
Renato Sobral
Nov 22, 2002
13
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Renato Sobral
Jul 13, 2002
42
7
4
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Renato Sobral
Jan 11, 2002
18
2
1
0
0
5
3
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Renato Sobral
Nov 17, 2000
7
5
4
0
2
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Majority

Biography

TRAINING: Every day is different. But, standard routine is 7:00 a.m. conditioning training. 10-11:30 - Eat and rest. 12-2 - Sparring (MMA/BJJ/Boxing). 2-4:30 - Eat and Rest. 5-6:30 - Sparring (MMA/BJJ/Boxing). Rest after that


When and why did you start training for fighting? Babalu started training in Muay Thai and submissions in 1987.  He started wrestling in 1994.


What ranks and titles have you held? Brazilian National Muay Thai Champion 1992/ Brazilian National Wrestling Champion 1998, 1999, 2000 South American Wrestling Champion 1998/ IFC Light Heavyweight Champion 2003 Jungle Fight Champion 2004/ Cage Rage 9 Champion 2004. In 2003, Babalu defeated Trevor Prangley, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Jeremy Horn in one night to win the IFC Light Heavyweight championship tournament.


Do you have any heroes? My heroes are training with me every day.


What is your favorite technique? I like knees and the arm bar but I always show a new technique.


What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The UFC title is definitively my objective and with this I want to put Gracie Barra Combat Team where it belongs.


Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I stopped my education (university) to dedicate to my training.


What was your job before you started fighting? Always a fighter.

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