Roger Gracie Vs. Anthony Smith Rumored For January Strikeforce Event

Roger Gracie’s climb up the middleweight ladder will look to continue in January, as MMA Opinion is reporting Gracie will face Anthony Smith. Two will would be part of the Strikeforce: Champions card.

Gracie (5-1) decided to drop down to middleweight after a knockout loss to Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in 2011. He scored a decision over Keith Jardine earlier this year.

Smith is 17-8 in his career, including a 2-1 mark while competing for Strikeforce.

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