Bobby Southworth To Defend Title Against Babalu At Strikeforce



Strikeforce world light heavyweight champion Bobby Southworth (9-5) will make his next title defense against Renato “Babalu” Sobral (30-7) at September's Playboy at the Mansion II event.

Strikeforce Vice President Mike Afromowitz today confirmed the title fight, and other event participants, with (

In addition to Southworth vs. Sobral, Afromowitz said Strikeforce world lightweight champion Josh Thomson (15-2) and undefeated prospect Billy Evangelista (7-0) have also be added to the card, though the search continues for their opponents.

Strikeforce at the Mansion II, which takes place at the world-famous Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, Calif., also features a previously announced fight of Joe Riggs (28-10) vs. Kazuo Misaki (20-8-2).


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