Babalu’s UFC Contract Length

Reader-who-didn’t-sign-his-email wants to know:

How many fights does Babalu have left on his UFC contract?

Well from what I’ve read/heard, Renato “Babalu” Sobral still has three fights left on his UFC deal.

When Babalu made his return to the UFC April 16th, 2005 it was reported the he signed a three-fight deal with the organization. Babalu fought three times before he was finally given a title shot against the UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell. Babalu’s three-fight deal with the UFC would have been finished after his fight with Mike Van Arsdale at UFC 57: Liddell vs. Couture III. That means that Babalu signed an extension with the UFC which allowed him to take part in the UFC light heavyweight title fight with Chuck Liddell. It is rumored that Babalu still has three fights left on his deal.

Erik Apple made a post on ‘The Underground’ that said Babalu would be fighting on the upcoming UFC 67 card but up to this point nothing has been confirmed. Babalu’s page at Wikipedia also has a little blurb that says “He has been offered a fight at the upcoming UFC 67.”

If anyone knows any specifics, drop them in the comments.


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