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
51
%
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
50
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Dan Henderson
Strikeforce - Henderson vs. Babalu
Dec 4, 2010
13 0 0 1 R1 KO/TKO
Renato Sobral 3 0 0 0
Win
Robbie Lawler
Strikeforce - Los Angeles
Jun 16, 2010
33 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Renato Sobral 54 1 0 0
Gegard Mousasi
Strikeforce - Carano vs. Cyborg
Aug 15, 2009
12 1 0 1 R1 KO/TKO
Renato Sobral 2 0 0 0
Win
Renato Sobral
Affliction - Day of Reckoning
Jan 24, 2009
20 1 1 2 R2 Submission
Rameau Sokoudjou 13 0 0 0
Renato Sobral
Strikeforce - Destruction
Nov 21, 2008
7 0 0 0 R1 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Bobby Southworth 2 2 0 2
Win
Renato Sobral
Affliction - Banned
Jul 19, 2008
53 1 1 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Mike Whitehead 23 1 0 0
Win
Renato Sobral Aug 25, 2007
60 1 3 1 R2 Submission
David Heath 6 0 0 0
Loss
Jason Lambert Mar 3, 2007
19 2 0 2 R2 KO/TKO
Renato Sobral 5 1 1 2
Chuck Liddell Aug 26, 2006
17 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Renato Sobral 1 0 0 0
Win
Renato Sobral Feb 4, 2006
9 0 1 1 R1 Submission
Mike Van Arsdale 1 0 0 1
Win
Renato Sobral Oct 7, 2005
11 4 3 0 R2 Submission
Chael Sonnen 12 0 0 0
Win
Renato Sobral
UFC 52: Couture vs Liddell 2
Apr 16, 2005
15 2 2 0 R2 Submission
Travis Wiuff 3 2 0 1
Win
Renato Sobral
IFC - Global Domination
Sep 6, 2003
9 4 5 4 R3 Submission
Mauricio Rua 16 0 1 0
Loss
Chuck Liddell Nov 22, 2002
13 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Renato Sobral 10 0 0 0
Win
Renato Sobral Jul 13, 2002
42 4 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Elvis Sinosic 7 0 0 0
Loss
Kevin Randleman Jan 11, 2002
18 1 0 3 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Renato Sobral 2 0 5 0
Win
Renato Sobral Nov 17, 2000
7 4 2 1 R3 Decision - Majority
Maurice Smith 5 0 0 0

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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