One FC 4 Results: Babalu Back on Track; Roger Huerta Headed Down the Wrong Track

June 23, 2012
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One FC 4 Babalu SobralRenato “Babalu” Sobral returned to the winner’s circle Saturday at One FC 4: Destiny of Warriors, the promotion’s debut event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Babalu hadn’t seen the inside of a cage since his loss to Dan Henderson under the Strikeforce banner more than a year-and-a-half ago. If there was any ring rust for the UFC veteran, it didn’t have time to manifest.

His opponent, Tatsuya Mizuno blasted Babalu straight out of the gate, but once they hit the mat, it was all Babalu, who quickly secured an armbar finish in the opening moments of the fight.

The bout was Babalu’s first for One FC, but won’t be his last, as he impressed in his debut performance.

One FC 4 Roger HuertaThe same couldn’t be said for fellow UFC veteran Roger Huerta, who was back in action for the first time in a little over seven months.

Despite a strong early showing from Huerta, Zorobable Moreira unloaded on him in the second round, finishing the fight with a soccer kick, knocking out a downed Huerta. The loss now puts Huerta on a four-fight skid.

There were a couple other notable upsets on the card as Leandro Issa bested Japanese stalwart Masakazu Imanari; and Adam Kayoom, a homegrown talent from Malaysia, took a decision victory over Gregor Gracie.

One FC is expected to next land in Manila, Philippines on Aug. 31.

One FC 4: Destiny of Warriors Results

-Renato Babalu Sobral def. Tatsuya Mizuno by Arm Bar, R1
-Zorobabel Moreira def. Roger Huerta by KO (Soccer Kick), R2
-Leandro Issa def. Masakazu Imanari by Unanimous Decision
-Adam Kayoom def. Gregor Gracie by Unanimous Decision
-Eric Kelly def. Bae Young Kwon by Unanimous Decision
-Arnaud Lepont def. Brian Choi by Submission (Rear Naked Choke), R3
-Mitch Chilson def. AJ Vaa by Submission (Rear Naked Choke), R1
-Marcos Escobar def. Rodrigo Praxedes by Submission (Choke), R3
-Peter Davis def. Quek Kim Hock by TKO, R1

(Results and screen shots courtesy of MMA-Japan.com)


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  • Prodigy815

    Feel bad for Huerta,he’s a good guy but he should have stuck to acting.

    • GiovanniB

      I feel bad for Huerta, but he should’ve stuck to fighting in the UFC and not let “acting” get in the way. Just ‘cus he got a photo shoot for sports illustrated doesn’t mean you lose your focus and neglect fighting for acting and taking a photo.

      That’s what he gets for denying his Salvadorean Heritage and only claiming his Mexican Heritage!!! The bastard’s mother is from El Salvador and the fa-ggot that got her pregnat and left her and him is Mexican yet he goes and claims “mexican” heritage only? He deserves his downfall!!! You don’t deny your mother’s heritage over the proud non sense mexican heritage. Mexicans are delusional they still think the US belongs to them…LOL…poor bastards!

      • mi713ea

        His salvadorean side keeps getting his ass wooped. His mexican side got him on the cover of sports illustrated. :)