Strikeforce – Diaz vs. Cyborg: Roger Gracie Scores Big Win, Submits Prangley

January 29, 2011

Roger Gracie chokes out Trevor Prangley

Roger Gracie chokes out Trevor Prangley

After a big win over Keith Jardine at Shark Fights 13, Trevor Prangley returned to Strikeforce at Diaz vs. Cyborg on Saturday night and was paired against Jiu-Jitsu phenom Roger Gracie.

“It’s always great when you get another opportunity,” Prangley previously told “It’s the last fight on my contract and I just need to get out there and perform.

“It’s going to be a really tough fight for me. He’s undefeated. He doesn’t know how to lose yet, so I’m curious to see how I’ll fare against him. I think it will be a competitive fight on both of our sides.”

After a long feeling out process that saw Gracie utilize his jab, the Brazilian displayed some Muay Thai knees and eventually took Prangley down halfway into the round.  Gracie mounted and transitioned to Prangley’s back as he tried to scramble away.  The South African fighter succumbed to a rear naked choke shortly after.

With the win, Gracie scored the biggest win of his career and improved his record to 4-0.