Canada's Hardcore Championship Fighting has announced the first fight for Renato "Babalu" Sobral for their May 10 card. He'll be taking on Brazilian prospect Mauricio Alonso (4-1). Also on the card will be UFC and Pancrase vet Assuerio Silva. No opponent has been named for Silva yet. Glad to see both guys working. Kind of surprised that Silva vacated his King of Pancrase title for HCF.
Meanwhile Combat Fighting Championships announced the card for their first UK event on May 17th. Some decent matchups:
The Rodriguez/Monson and Loiseau/Martin matches feature former UFC contenders, looking to get back on the upswing. I thought Ricco looked decent against Antonio Silva at EliteXC and will be interested to see how he does against grappler Monson. This is the first I've heard that Terry Martin is out of the UFC. Losing a snoozer will do that I guess. I hope Jean Silva's ankle/knee will have recovered from his Cage Rage loss to Masakazu Imanari. Even though he's an ass-clown, I'm glad to see Guillard fighting good opposition. Silva should have the ground skills to beat him.