Yesterday, it was announced that Roger Gracie will be reemerging in MMA to fight in the upcoming May 15, 2010 Strikeforce event. Looks like he'll likely be set up to fight "gatekeeper"Kevin Randleman. Not a huge match-up, but a good place to start for Roger, who is undefeated in MMA (although he's only fought twice, and the last fight was almost 2 years ago). I, for one, am psyched.
Roger's legend as one of the best grappling competitors of all time is secure. If you haven't seen any of his landmark matches, here are a few:
ROGER def. XANDE, ADCC 2005 (their 3rd time meeting in ADCC):
ROGER def.. JACARÉ, ADCC 2005:
ROGER def.. WERDUM, ADCC 2005 (part 3/3):
And, we can't forget the controversial classic 2004 Mundial final versus Jacaré (part 1 and part 2).
Freak'in Roger! I'd forgotten how great he is.