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Gracie kicks off Strikeforce: San Jose with submission win

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Roger Gracie, a member of MMA's first family, kicked off Strikeforce's card in San Jose with a submission win over Trevor Prangley.

After pinning Prangley to the cage, Gracie took Prangley to the ground. He worked into full mount. Prangley tried to stand up, but Gracie took advantage of Prangley's movement and took his back. Gracie applied a perfect figure-four body triangle, then maneuvered his arms into position for a rear-naked choke. As Prangley's face turned red, he had no choice but to tap out at 4:19 of the first.

The young Gracie is still undefeated in MMA, with a record of 4-0. He is the cousin of MMA legend Royce Gracie, and like the other members of his family, he has a strong background in grappling.

Prangley dropped to 23-7-1. His last fight was a win over UFC veteran Keith Jardine.

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