Babalu Recovering From Injury

June 11, 2005
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Renato 'Babalu' Sobral at UFC 52

Renato 'Babalu' Sobral at UFC 52

It looked like it would be the fight of the night for UFC 54. Babalu Sobral looked to square off against Randy Couture in a co-main event in Las Vegas in August.

That all changed when Sobral tore a rotator cuff in training. MMAWeekly reports that Babalu had surgery on Monday. Everything went well, but he will need to rest and take it easy for the first 2 weeks, then go through six weeks of therapy.

He is expected to make a successful recovery. Babalu believes he will be healthy enough to fight on the October UFC card (rumored to be in Los Angeles, but at this stage it’s still a rumor.)

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