Before Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman tie up inside the Octagon on July 6th, two Strikeforce imports will debut on the main card of the UFC 162 pay-per-view.
Roger Gracie (6-1, 5 SUB) is a 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, now making a name for himself in the cage, Gracie will be putting his grappling wizardry to the test when he meets fellow former Strikeforce fighter, Tim Kennedy.
Gracie recently shared some insight on what he sees in Weidman’s ground game, and if he stands a chance in the fight with Silva.
“I think [Weidman] is very, very dangerous,” Gracie told Brett Okamoto of ESPN. “His grappling is at a very high level. He can submit any world-class grappler. I think he’s really that good. He can tap anyone, even me. It’s just a matter of if he can put Anderson in those situations. I would still put my money on Anderson but I think Chris Weidman is dangerous and can surprise him.”
Find the full interview with Roger Gracie at ESPN