Buzzing on Yahoo Sports:

Maggie Hendricks

Newbie Gracie submits veteran Randleman at Strikeforce


View photo


Roger Gracie made quite an entrance into Strikeforce at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis tonight, submitting Kevin Randleman in the second round at Heavy Artillery.

In the first round, Randleman stayed out of danger by staying on his feet. When Gracie tried to take it to the ground, Randleman spun out and brought it back to their feet. Near the end of the round, Gracie finally threw a punch, and Randleman answered with three.

Randleman, whose right knee had a brace on it, tried for a takedown in the second round but Gracie answered with a series of knees. One of those knees knocked Randleman to the ground. and then tried for an arm triangle that was unsuccessful. Gracie spun around to try a rear naked choke that was succesful, forcing Randleman to tap out at 4:10 in the second round.

Randleman, once the UFC heavy weight champ and a star in the Pride Fighting Championships, now has suffered three losses in a row. A member of MMA's first family, Roger was fighting in just his third bout.

Win cash prizes, pick a fantasy roster for just one day, join in minutes!

Learn how to play

Contest Entries Entry Fee Prizes Starts (EDT)
EPL $20K Nobody Loses 2154/10000 $1 $20000 Tomorrow 10:00 AM Enter
NHL $1.3K Tournament [$125 to 1st] 887/1478 $1 $1300 Today 7:00 PM Enter
NHL $1.5K Tournament [$150 to 1st] 169/341 $5 $1500 Today 7:00 PM Enter
View Comments (0)