Back to the Future: Strikeforce Style

It’s been a while since we’ve had one of these. I guess potential fight matchups haven’t been coming out in huge bunches lately.

Apparently a lot of news has come out of Strikeforce’s latest show at the Playboy Mansion this past weekend. The promotion announced that signing of Renato “Babalu” Sobral but that wasn’t all that was revealed courtesy of Gary Herman at 15 Rounds.

Sobral has told Herman that Strikeforce has also inked former UFC Heavyweight Champion Kevin Randleman and Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos to contracts. Sobral stated that he would like to fight either of the two:

Sobral signed a three-fight contract with Strikeforce.

“Strikeforce is a very strong organization. They are bringing in a lot of good fighters in my weight class,” said Sobral.

According to Sobral, two other fighters headed to Strikeforce are Kevin “Monster” Randleman and Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos. Sobral has his sights set on both of the former Pride Fighting Championship competitors.

“I’d like to fight both Randleman and Cyborg,” Sobral said.

Sobral also stated that he expects to fight in December.

Frank Shamrock says that he expects to be back in action at some point next spring.

After Daniel Puder’s victory Saturday night, he went over and challenged K-1 veteran Bob Sapp:

“After the match, I went and told Bob Sapp I want to fight him,” Puder said.

Puder said that Sapp was more than willing to accept the challenge.

“Sapp is going to talk to Scott Coker about it. We want to make it happen,” said Puder. “I want to fight him next year.”

BodogFight Middleweight Champion Trevor Prangley noted that discussions are currently taking place in order to have him making his first title defense against Matt Lindland:

“It has been talked about,” said Prangley. “I would love to fight him.”

Touch of gloves to Five Ounces of Pain for the find.

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