11.02.2007 - 10:17:00 AM -
Babalu signs non-exclusive deal with Xcess Fighting
According to MMA Junkie Babalu has signed another Non-exclusive contract with Xcess Fighting. He'll make his debut with Xcess Fighting at a Dec. 12 event, the organization today announced. It'll be Sobral's first fight since UFC 74. Babalu held onto a Anaconda choke after his opponent David Heath had tapped forcing him to pass out. Subsequently Babalu was released from his UFC contract and the athletic commission held his 25,000 win bonus.
Babalu recently made the announcement that he had signed with Strikeforce at their event at the Playboy mansion this past month. He has also signed a deal with Hardcore Championship Fighting, an organization out of Canada.
Babalu has always been one of my favorite fighters and it'll definitely be good to see him back in the ring. If he strings together a few wins outside of the promotion he could possibly be back in the UFC. I don't think it'll happen anytime soon but I wouldn't be surprised if we saw Babalu back in the octagon at the end of 2008.