Renato “Babalu” Sobral was scheduled to fight Matt Lindland at Affliction’s Day of Reckoning on January 24th.
However, according to MMA Weekly, that fight will not be happening. Instead, Matt Lindland will be facing Vitor Belfort at 185 pounds.
The reason for the change? Apparently because Babalu just beat Bobby Southworth for the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Title.
The whole reasoning behind it doesn’t seem to make much sense but here’s the story.