According to FiveOuncesofPain.com, a light heavyweight match up between Trevor Prangley and Roger Gracie is currently in the works for the still-forming January 29th Strikeforce card.
Bearing the mantle of MMA’s most famous family, Roger Gracie is by and large considered to be one of the best pure grapplers currently competing in MMA. The only complaint levied at the 3-0 light heavyweight is his lack of consistency in appearing in the cage. The 29-year old Gracie has only appeared in the cage three times since making his MMA debut in 2006, though he has performed well each time, earning all three of his wins by way of submission. The Rio de Janeiro, Brazil native trains out of Gracie Barra UK. He most recently appeared in action Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery this past May, choking out Kevin Randlemann in the second round.
Cape Town, South Africa native Trevor Prangley is one of the more well-traveled competitors in MMA, owning a professional record of 23-6-1. A UFC veteran, Prangley has gone 1-1-1 in his last three bouts, fighting to a draw with Karl Amoussou, losing by submission to Tim Kennedy and defeating Keith Jardine by split decision. His most recent outing was against Jardine in the main event of Shark Fights 13. Training out of the American Kickboxing Academy, Prangley has earned four of his wins by TKO, nine by submission and ten by decision.
The as-yet-unnamed January Strikeforce card will feature Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza defending his belt against Robbie Lawler, and also the return of Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker, who will be taking on Scott Carson. The event is expected to take place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.