ONE FC 4 Results: Babalu Impresses; Roger Huerta Not So Much

Renato “Babalu” Sobral returned to his winning ways earlier today at ONE FC 4: Destiny of Warriors, the promotion’s debut event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The last time we seen Babalu was a loss to Dan Henderson under the Strikeforce banner more than a year-and-a-half ago.

Tatsuya Mizuno blasted Sobral in the opening seconds, but once they hit the mat Babalu quickly secured an armbar finish in the opening moments of the fight. The bout was Babalu’s first for ONE FC and most likely not his last.

The 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 losing streak. There were a couple other notable upsets on the card as Leandro Issa defeated Masakazu Imanari; and Adam Kayoom took a decision win over Gregor Gracie.

The official results:

Renato Sobral def. Tatsuya Mizuno by Submission (armbar), Round 1
Zorobabel Moreira def. Roger Huerta by KO (soccer kick), Round 2
Leandro Issa def. Masakazu Imanari by Decision (unanimous)
Adam Kayoom def. Gregor Gracie by Decision (unanimous)
Eric Kelly def. Bae Young Kwon by Decision (unanimous)
Arnaud Lepont def. Brian Choi by Submission (rear-naked-choke), Round 3
– Lepont called out Choi’s teammate, Shinya Aoki after the victory
Mitch Chilson def. AJ Vaa by Submission (rear-naked-choke), Round 1
Marcos Escobar def. Rodrigo Praxedes by Submission (D’arce choke), Round 3
Peter Davis def. Kim Hock Quek by TKO (knees and punches), Round 1, 0:55

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