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Babalu Sobral Steps In To Fight Robbie Lawler On June 17 For Strikeforce, ‘Mayhem’ Miller Possibly Suspended

Strikeforce fighter Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller will most likely be suspended for igniting the brawl that was started during Jake Shields’ victory speech on the April 17 Strikeforce event in Tennessee.  Although no official details in regards to Miller’s suspension was released, what we do know is that he will no longer be headlining Strikeforce’s June 17 card against Robbie ‘Ruthless’ Lawler.

In order to save the main card, Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral has agreed to step into the cage to face Lawler instead.  Babalu was originally scheduled to fight on May 29 for DREAM 14 in a light heavyweight tournament.  However, his fight was scrapped so he was free and ready to fight just about anyone…talk about good timing and a great opportunity for the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert.

Lawler and Babalu have agreed to fight at a catchweight of 195 pounds.

From Strikeforce CEO:

“(Jason)Miller isn’t fighting because we believe, in speaking with the Tennessee Athletic Commission, that he will put under some type of suspension. After reviewing the tape (of the April 17 incident), we felt that Miller shouldn’t headline our next event. We will honor the Tennessee commission’s decision when it’s announced.”

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