Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Champions Frank Mir and Renato 'Babalu' Sobral to Clash at Tuff-N-Uff's 'Unarmed Combat'

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Former UFC(r) Champion Frank Mir will take on Renato "Babalu" Sobral at Tuff-N-Uff's "Unarmed Combat" on June 22 at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) champions Frank Mir and Renato "Babalu" Sobral will be headlining Tuff-N-Uff's "Unarmed Combat" at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Friday, June 22, 2007. The bout will be a special submission grappling rules superfight and part of an action-packed night of MMA fights and a kickboxing bout.

The MMA main event is a bout between The Ultimate Fighter(r) Season 2 star Brad Imes (5 - 3) and heavyweight powerhouse Vince Lucero (18 - 11). More information about "Unarmed Combat" can be found online at http://www.tuffnuff.net

Frank Mir, a former UFC Heavyweight champion and submission specialist, is coming off of a MMA loss to Brandon Vera at UFC 65. Mir is looking to prove he is fully recovered from recent injuries and is ready to regain his championship form. Renato "Babalu" Sobral competed in Tuff-N-Uff's inaugural event in December 2006, beating ADCC trial champion Misha Curkunov in a special submission grappling rules match.

"The fight between Mir and Sobral will be an exciting match-up of two of the world's premier submission grapplers," said Barry Meyer, President of Tuff-N-Uff Productions.

The bout between Brad Imes and the Vince Lucero features two young rising MMA heavyweights, both with KO power and submission skills. Also on the card are:

  • Reynaldo Duarte vs. Bobby Sanchez
  • Crystal Harris vs. Angela Magana
  • Josh Gaskins vs. TJ Brown
  • Francis Appah vs. Ethan Cox (K-1 rules Kickboxing bout)
  • Chance Williams vs. Maurice Jackson
  • Carlos Fletes vs. Brian Smith

*fight card subject to change

Tickets for Tuff-N-Uff III "Unarmed Combat" start at $25 and can be purchased at the South Point box office* *Sundays from Noon - 8 p.m. and Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.* * Tickets can also be purchased by phone by calling 702-797-8055 or Toll Free 1-866-796-7111. Doors open at 6 p.m. and fights start at 7 p.m. "Unarmed Combat" will be available for viewing on a free live Web cast. Visit http://www.tuffnuff.net for more information.

About Tuff-N-Uff

Tuff-N-Uff Productions was formed in 1994 and promoted its first martial arts fight, a kickboxing event, on June 18 of that year. Over the years, Tuff-N-Uff has been fortunate to work with the biggest names in the martial arts world. In 2002, Tuff-N-Uff promoted the Abu-Dhabi/N. American qualifying tournament in San Diego. This event is known as the most prestigious grappling tournament in the world. Tuff-N-Uff can be found online at http://www.tuffnuff.net

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