Roger Gracie Vs Trevor Prangley
Many may say that Kevin Randleman was the true test for Roger Gracie in his debut for Strikeforce, but Randleman was already on a two fight loss and is on the downside of his career. Trevor Prangley is a completely different animal than Randleman. Prangley has all the skills and experience needed for a decent MMA fighter, but if Roger gets it to the floor, then Prangley will be in Gracie’s world, a place where he certainly doesn’t want to be. The key to Prangley winning this fight is keeping the fight standing, as one can assume that Rogers stand up isn’t as good as his ground game. However, if Prangley cannot stop Gracie’s takedown, then Prangley will definitely be in trouble. I think Roger wins via Unanimous Decision
Herschel Walker Vs Scott Carson
I sense a Bobby Lashley – Chad Griggs situation here…
Ronaldo Souza Vs Robbie Lawler
This is a classic striker vs grappler fight. Lawler is coming off a fantastic knockout of Matt Lindland and now he has the chance to get the title from Jacare Souza. No offence to Lawler, but I feel as if Souza is on another level to him. His striking isn’t fantastic, but his defence is good enough to stay away from the knockout punches that Lawler is known for throwing. Much like the Roger Gracie- Trevor Prangley bout, the key to this fight is the takedowns, and I certainly feel that Jacare will be able to takedown Lawler and submit him in the championship rounds.
Nick Diaz Vs Evangelista Santos
This fight has the potential to be an absolute war, with both fighters known for throwing caution to the wind and trying to finish their fights. Santos is a beast of a fighter, who throws wild strikes and never really backs down, but Diaz is clearly fighting in his prime at the moment. He’s looked fantastic in all his bouts, has great boxing and fantastic Jiu Jitsu. I believe that Dia is too much of a well rounded fighter, to be defeated unless he leaves his chin out there, but something tells me that he’ll take his time and strike when he feels smartest.