Roger Gracie is expected to make his Strikeforce debut during the promotion’s May 15 event against former UFC Heavyweight Champion Kevin “The Monster” Randleman according to Graciemag.com.
Roger has a 2-0 record with a victory over Ron Waterman at Bodog: USA vs. Russia, and a victory over Pancrase veteran Yuki Kondo at Sengoku 2. Gracie ran into issues with Sengoku promoters after making the claim that he was injured, the promotion claimed that he was not injured and refused to put him on any more cards. Gracie signed with the promotion in December of 2009, with the hopes to make a splash in American MMA.
Randleman hasn’t won a fight since May of 2008, and his Strikeforce debut against Mike Whitehead was a particularly painful fight to watch, as it seemed like Randleman ran out of gas within the first few minutes of the fight. Randleman is 2-7 since his now famous upset knockout victory against Mirko Cro Cop in 2004.