Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral vs Mikhail Zayats Light Heavyweight Tourney Quarterfinal Added to Bellator 85

Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral

  • 37-9 MMA / Bellator Debut
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Chael Sonnen, Robbie Lawler, Tatsuya Mizuno

Mikhail Zayats


Mikhail Zayats

  • 19-6-0 MMA / Bellator Debut
  • 5 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Lucio Linhares


Bellator 85

January 17th, 2013

Irvine, California

UCI Bren Center


Renato Sobral has amassed a 6-2 record since leaving the UFC back in 2007. Most Recently, Sobral tapped Tatsuya Mizuno in just 31 seconds with an armbar at OneFC 4. Prior to that, he suffered a first round knockout loss to Dan Henderson at a Strikeforce event back in December of 2010.

Mikhail Zayats enters Bellator’s season eight tournament on a five-fight win streak, which includes victories over Juha Saarinen and Mathias Schuck. Most recently, Zayats earned a second round submission victory over Marcin Elsner at a Abu Dhabi Warriors event last November.


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