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Strikeforce Light-heavyweight Roger Gracie Latest To Join UFC Roster


As recently confirmed by sources close to the fighter, Strikeforce light-heavyweight, Roger Gracie has inked a deal with the UFC.

Over the past few weeks Roger has been making headlines due to his dwindling BJJ competition schedule and shifted focus to MMA training full-time. Now we have our answers as to why.

Roger was undefeated up until the point where he met “King Mo” Lawal under the Strikeforce banner and was knocked out this past September. The “King Mo” loss was the last time we saw the man, regarded as the best BJJ practitioner in the world, in an MMA contest.

Read More: UFC acquisitions, Roger Gracie (News), Strikeforce Imports

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12 Comments to Strikeforce Light-heavyweight Roger Gracie Latest To Join UFC Roster

  1. Shaundi says:

    wow, they’re even taking the people who are semi-good…wtf is this organization going to do…

    • Shawn says:

      If history repeats itself, which it does, Zuffa is getting rid of Strikeforce. Signing current fighters, removing divisions, less promotion, etc… Same thing they did with Pride and WEC. It was just a matter of time before they were folded.

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      Well I read that he has beaten Werdum in a BJJ tournament so he must be good.

      • GET RID OF FITCH says:

        Vinny Magalaous beat Werdum in BJJ and Werdum outweighs him by 45 lbs + I think viny would beat Roger but thats just my opinion. i think Palharis would snap rogers like in two in BJJ or MMA and submit him

        • Carlos says:

          Dude if u saw dat match werdum had the armbar but thar guy was f’n crazy and idk why his arm didn’t break?

        • krafty11 says:

          Roger Gracie is a 10 time world champion and has never been submitted( as a black belt) I think he got submitted back in 1999 or 2000, when he was just a blue belt. The dude is a bad-a-s. I think he can handle Magalhaes. Rousimar might be a bit tricky, just b/c of his stocky frame and power, but i would go with Gracie. He has the better track record. but like you said, its just an opinion. In an mma match, who knows what could happen..

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          Rousimar Pallahares is a beast! He is like the UFC version of Hector Lombard. The guy is just pure power.

  2. Xaninho says:

    King Mo was on steroids.

  3. lex walker says:

    They only got ht b/c he’s a gracie cuz his stand up is not that good at all but he has sum fire jiu jitsu

  4. Zack says:

    Monopoly was Dana whites favorite game growing up

  5. MC. says:

    They need to bring in Gegard Mousasi asap.

  6. Steven Seagal says:

    Haha, +1 zack.

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