Flashback Friday: The tournament that built today’s Shogun Rua

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua

Shogun Rua is one of the best fighters to ever have his hands taped in MMA. He has always looked the part of the nice guy wh0 knocks people out much like Fedor. He was a virtual unknown before his run in the IFC promotion, competing in its 8 man tournament. Eventually he would lose … Read more

Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral retirement ceremony at Bellator 96 *Video*

MMA veteran Renato “Babalu” Sobral officially retired from the sport of of MMA after a third round TKO loss against Jacob Noe at the Bellator 96 event that took place Wednesday night. Sobral retired right in the middle of the cage in a move that no one knew about until he started the process. Check out the heartfelt ceremony as a warrior for many years realizes it’s time to hang up the gloves and does so just minutes after his final fight ended

When friendship is more important than money; The Strikeforce light heavyweight dilemma and how to solve it

Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and 205 lb. contender Renato “Babalu” Sobral are friends and training partners and do not want to fight each other. So what is Strikeforce to do when their 205 lb. division is so limited?

‘Strikeforce: Los Angeles’ results & play-by-play

ProMMAnow.com will provide live results and play-by-play commentary during tonight’s “Strikeforce: Los Angeles” event which takes place at the Nokia Theatre and airs live on Showtime.

“Babalu” Sobral, Tim Kennedy, Evangelista Cyborg; Strikeforce open workout photos & quotes

Babalu Sobral: “I don’t think the move in weight will be an issue for me. The issue will be for him, not for me. In my last fight I was around 200 or 201 (pounds), so I’m comfortable in that range. I’m so ready for this fight; I can’t wait to get in there. I’m … Read more

Strikeforce conference call highlights; Lawler, Babalu, Coker

Sobral, Lawler and Coker participated in a national media conference call on Wednesday to discuss the upcoming STRIKEFORCE Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles, Calif. on Wednesday, June 16, LIVE on SHOWTIME® at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Lawler (17-5) will collide with former … Read more

Lashley injured, Tim Kennedy vs. Trevor Prangley added to Strikeforce Los Angeles June 16

Lawler Meets Babalu In Main Event; Lashley-Sparks Fight Off NEW YORK (May 26, 2010) – American military hero and up-and-coming middleweight, Tim Kennedy, will be opposed by the dangerous Trevor Prangley in one of the featured STRIKEFORCE Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fights at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Wednesday, June 16, on SHOWTIME®. The first-ever … Read more

Former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley to face fellow unbeaten MMA heavyweight Ron Sparks on June 16

Marius Zaromskis to Battle Evangelista Cyborg in 170-Pound Featured Matchup LOS ANGELES (May 15, 2010) – Former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley (5-0) will square off with fellow undefeated Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) heavyweight Ron “The Monster” Sparks (5-0) when STRIKEFORCE hits Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Wednesday, June 16. DREAM welterweight champion Marius “The Whitemare” Zaromskis … Read more