Strikeforce Play-by-Play: Roger Gracie vs. Anthony Smith

January 9, 2013
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Roger Gracie vs. Anthony Smith

Round 1: They take the center of the cage.  Smith delivers first with an outside leg kick.  Smith moves laterally on the outside.  Smith continues to work the legs of Gracie.  Gracie works his jab and inches forward.  Smith moves in and Gracie works for a single leg takedown. Smith defends it and circles away.  Smith lands an outside leg kick.  Smith moves forward with a triple jab. He delivers a right hand to the body of Gracie.  Smith lands a powerful outside leg kick.  Gracie accidentally pokes Smith in the eye.  Smith says he’s okay to continue and the fight is resumed.  Gracie lands a front kick to the body.  Smith continues to work the legs of Gracie.  The leg kicks look to be taking their toll. Smith is the more active fighter. Gracie not doing much.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Smith.

Round 2: Smith goes back to working the legs of Gracie.  Smith lands punches to the body.  Gracie moves in and gets hit with a right hand.  Gracie presses forward.  He lands a right hook.  He’s stalking Smith.  Gracie initiates the clinch.  Smith presses him against the cage.  Gracie lands a knee to the body inside the clinch.  Gracie drops down and secures a double leg takedown.  He works inside Smith’s full guard.  Gracie postures up and lands a right hand.  He advances his position to side control.  Gracie advances to the mount position. Gracie delivers a solid elbow.  Gracie applies an arm triangle choke.  It’s tight and Smith is forced to tap out.

The official time of the submission was 3:16 of the second round.

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