Prangley steps in for 'Babalu'
Strikeforce on Tuesday announced that
Prangley effectively utilized his strength to wear Ruiz down and set up an armbar submission in the first round of their initial meeting during Strikeforce "Tank vs. Buentello" at Fresno, Calif.'s Save Mart Center on Oct. 7, 2006.
The 36-year-old Prangley is a former South African National Wrestling Champion and Olympic team alternate. After leaving his homeland to pursue more sophisticated training in his chosen athletic discipline, he went on to earn two-time All-American honors and place as Junior College Nationals runner-up at North Idaho College (NIC).
Prangley's start will be his first since his runner-up finish in
Ruiz is coming off a unanimous decision win over
Ruiz made his first dent in the world of Strikeforce by defeating light heavyweight champion
Strikeforce lightweight champion
Top 10 lightweight