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“Strikeforce: Los Angeles” Results: “Babalu” Sobral Edges Robbie Lawler

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Renato “Babalu” Sobral earned a unanimous decision over middleweight contender Robbie Lawler on Wednesday in a 195-pound catchweight matchup that headlined “Strikeforce: Los Angeles”.

Also on the Showtime-televised card, Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos made his welterweight debut with a first-round knockout of DREAM champ Marius Zaromskis, Tim Kennedy choked out fellow middleweight Trevor Prangley in the opening round, and KJ Noons claimed a split decision over Conor Heun.

The official “Strikeforce: Los Angeles” results were:


  • Renato “Babalu” Sobral def. Robbie Lawler via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos def. Marius Zaramoskis via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:38
  • Tim Kennedy def. Trevor Prangley via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 3:35
  • KJ Noons def. Conor Heun via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)


  • Jeremy Umphries def. RJ Clifford via technical submission (rear naked choke) – Round 2, 2:27
  • Hugo Sandoval def. Marcus Kowal via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 0:43

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Pictured: Renato “Babalu” Sobral


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