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Sobral turns striker to outpunch Lawler

Originally Published: June 17, 2010
By Greg Savage | Sherdog.com

LOS ANGELES -- Renato "Babalu" Sobral defeated Robbie Lawler by unanimous decision after three hard-fought rounds in the Strikeforce "Los Angeles" main event on Wednesday at the Nokia Theatre.

Scores were 29-28 across the board.

In a mild upset, Sobral navigated his way to an early lead and held on in the third round. The victory may have put him at the head of a list of contenders to face light heavyweight champion "King" Muhammad Lawal in August. Afterward, however, Sobral ...

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