Strikeforce never seems to disappoint when it comes to booking fights with world-class grapplers. Tonight's event is no different - the lineup includes the following grappling stand-outs:
- Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza. Legend. Multi-Mundial Champion and ADCC Champion. Should be a tough match versus Tim Kennedy.
- Andre Galvao. Mundial Champion. Pan-American Champion. Violent grappler. We like that.
- Jorge "Macaco" Patino. Macaco is a legit grappler (black belt) and a very old school, legendary Brazilian vale tudo fighter. He fought the great Pele twice back in the day! If you don't know these fights, then see below. It's a shame he's pitted against the younger and probably more skilled Galvao.
- Vinicuis "Draculino" Magalhaes. Another BJJ'er (Carlos Gracie, Jr. black belt). I don't know much about him as an MMA fighter, except that I shouldn't confuse him with Vinny "Pazao" Magalhaes (the TUF 8 finalist ). Same name, different nickname.
- Jorge Gurgal. Even though he seemingly tans and waxes his eyebrows, Jorge is a legit black-belt and now a veteran MMA fighter. Hope he pulls off the upset over KJ Noons.
- Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante. Feijao is a legit black belt and he trains with Black House camp, so you know he's getting great grappling training (Big Nog, Anderson Silva, et al.). Still, he mostly smashes faces.