Despite being released by the UFC nearly two weeks ago, Remeau Thierry Sokoudjou will meet Renato “Babalu” Sobral in January at Afflcition: Day of Reckogning. “The African Assassin” failed to live up to expectations in the UFC, compiling a 1-2 record.

The DREAM organization appeared to be one organization that had been rumored to be interested in the Team Quest product’s services. While that may still be a possibility, Sokoudjou will first fight on the January 24 Affliction card against a red hot “Babalu.”

Sobral defeated Bobby Southworth for his fourth straight victory and the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight title on November 21, 2008. “Babalu” had originally been slated to meet Matt Lindland but Affliction vice-president, Tom Atencio decided to forgo the catch weight bout.

The 205 pound contest will join a card  already featuring Fedor Emelianenko vs Andrei Arlovski in heavyweight Main Event bout. Affliction: Day of Reckoning  will occur on January 24th in Anahiem, California and broadcast live on pay-per-view.

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