Strikeforce Diaz vs. Cyborg Results: Roger Gracie Beats Trevor Prangley

Roger Gracie may be the best submission grappler in the world, and now he has his biggest win to date in mixed martial arts, having submitted Trevor Prangley Saturday at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg.

Gracie sunk in a beautiful rear-naked choke that forced Prangley to tap out four minutes, 19 seconds into the first round.

"Everything happened as planned," Gracie said after the fight.

The first two minutes were a long feeling out process that had the crowd booing, but Gracie eventually tripped Prangley and got on top of him on the ground. After another minute on the ground Gracie got into full mount, and then when Prangley tried to get up, Gracie took his back. From there he secured a body triangle, got the choke and got the victory.

The victory improves Gracie to 4-0 in his MMA career, with all four wins coming by submission. Although Gracie still has a ways to go to become a complete fighter rather than just a grappler, he definitely has the talent to get there, and to make some noise in Strikeforce's light heavyweight division.




Prangley, who falls to 23-7-1, was a solid opponent, but once the fight got to the ground, he had absolutely no answer for Gracie's jiu jitsu. Few fighters in the world do.

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