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Mixed Martial Arts Champions Frank Mir and Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral to Clash at Tuff-N-Uff’s ‘Unarmed Combat’

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.

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 11, 2007 — 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

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,” says Barry Meyer, President of Tuff-N-Uff.

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:*fight card subject to change

– 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

Round card girls and afterhour party hosted by Spearmint Rhino.

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 for more information.

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