With today’s shocking announcement that Affliction Entertainment decided to scrap their “Trilogy” event, and apparently their MMA efforts altogether, the race is on to acquire some of the fights or fighters that now don’t have homes.
The two remaining crown jewel bouts on the roster is the light heavyweight matchup between Strikeforce champion Renato “Babalu” Sobral and Gegard Mousasi.
Considering they lent Babalu out to Affliction for this event, and their upcoming “Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg” promotion taking a significant hit this week as well, they might insist on having the services of their 205-pound title holder in order to salvage their card.
“M-1: Breakthrough” currently has Don Frye and “King Mo” Lawal headlining their first ever major event in the States. Because they are working on a limited budget, it is highly unlikely they will be able to land the other big scrap, the light heavyweight battle between Vitor Belfort and Jorge Santiago.