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Strikeforce live results: Randleman vs. Gracie

Posted on: May 15, 2010 10:27 pm
Edited on: June 30, 2010 11:57 am

Up next is Roger Gracie vs. Kevin Randleman at light heavyweight.

Round 1: Gracie has a very substantial height advantage. Gracie works the jab, wisely, to hold Randleman at bay. Left hand by Gracie. Randleman with an inside leg kick the sends Gracie's leg flying into the air. Gracie with some light jabs. Randleman ducks in and eats a right hook.

Randleman gets inside for the tie-up and Gracie throws a knee to the body. Randleman forces Gracie to the cage wall and starts some dirty boxing. Gracie applies a guillotine choke well enough that Randleman decides he'd better scramble out of it, and they're back to standup. More jabs by Gracie. Randleman with a trio of punches, mostly blocked. The round ends, and I have it 10-9 Gracie, but it's close.

Round 2: Gracie with a series of jabs to maintain distance. Randleman gets inside and lands a pair of very hard body punches. Gracie answers with a flurry that makes Randleman retreat. Gracie ties him up with a plomb and lands a hard knee that puts Randleman on the canvas.

Gracie goes to the mat and moves to full mount as Randleman fights to clear the cobwebs. Gracie ends up taking Randleman's back. Gracie applies the figure four body lock and begins working for a rear naked choke. Randleman's in a really bad spot right now, because even if Gracie can't finish the choke, because that body lock is very tight.

Gracie finally completes the choke, and Randleman is forced to tap out.

Winner: Roger Gracie defeats Kevin Randleman via submission to a rear naked choke at 4:10 of Round 2.

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