Strikeforce middleweights Tim Kennedy and Roger Gracie have both been set for their official UFC debuts and, as chance would have it, they’ll be fighting each other. Kennedy had called for a clash with Gracie during their time in the since-scrapped MMA organization and is no doubt happy to finally get a crack at the submission specialist. However, making things more difficult, he’ll apparently have to beat Gracie with the backdrop of Brazil.
The 6-1 Gracie has lived up to his last name with a decorated run in BJJ and similar success in the cage. Five of his wins have featured some form of submission including those over Kevin Randleman and Trevor Prangley.
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