Renato Sobral earns quick submission win at ONE FC: Destiny of Warriors

It was an action-packed night in Kuala Lumpur thanks to the latest offering from Asian MMA organization ONE FC. The show, dubbed “Destiny of Warriors” featured a number of familiar faces on the lineup including Masakazu Imanari, Roger Huerta, and Renato Sobral.

Sobral, who hadn’t fought since a 2010 loss to Dan Henderson, returned to the ring showing little rust as evident in a quick submission of opponent Tatsuya Mizuno. The finish came after Mizuno scored an early takedown only to end up in the Brazilian’s clutches where “Babalu” sealed the deal with a slick Armbar. The stoppage came less than a minute into the opening round of their bout.

Huerta and Imanari were not as fortunate with each suffering a defeat. A master of leg-locks, Imanari was never able to lock anything concrete in and ended up on the wrong end of a Unanimous Decision with Leandro Issa picking up his seventh straight win. Meanwhile, Huerta fell for the fourth consecutive time after being knocked out cold with a soccer kick by late replacement Zorobabel Moreiria. It was also his third loss by way of a strike-based stoppage.

Read below for a complete list of ONE FC: Destiny of Warriors results:

Peter Davis def. Kim Quek Hong via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Marcos Escobar def. Rodrigo Praxedes via Submission Round 3 (D’Arce Choke)
Mitch Chilson def. AJ Vaa via Submission Round 1 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Arnauld Lepont def. Brian Choi via Submission Round 3 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Eric Kelly def. Bae Young Kwon via Unanimous Decision
Adam Shahir Kayoom def. Gregor Gracie via Unanimous Decision
Leandro Issa def. Masakazu Imanari via Unanimous Decision
Zorobabel Moreira def. Roger Huerta via Knockout Round 2 (Soccer Kick)
Renato Sobral def. Tatsuya Mizuno via Submission Round 1 (Armbar)

PHOTO CREDIT – STRIKEFORCE