July 14, 1976 |
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Fighting out of||Glendale, California|
|Team||Legacy Mixed Martial Arts / Gracie Barra|
|Rank||4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Alberto Lewis Crane (born July 14, 1976) is an American mixed martial artist. He currently fights as a lightweight. He has fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and is a former King of the Cage and Ring Of Fire lightweight champion.
Crane moved to Brazil shortly after high school to train at the Gracie Barra academy in Rio de Janeiro, and then Belo Horizonte full-time. He holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Vinicius Magalhaes (Draculino) and Carlos Gracie Jr. Upon returning to New Mexico, Crane began teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and opened two academies, one in Santa Fe and one in Albuquerque. He started MMA in 2002 where he fought till 2005 undefeated. After a 2 year break Alberto took on the UFC in 2007 and lost his UFC debut against Roger Huerta at UFC 74 via TKO in round three. In his second fight with the UFC, against Kurt Pellegrino, Alberto did not take advantage of a high kick early enough in the first round. Alberto was defeated via TKO in the second round.
He has since moved to Los Angeles to be closer to family. Alberto Crane has opened Gracie Barra Encino, Pasadena, Burbank, Woodland Hills and Hollywood Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts in the Los Angeles Area. Alberto teaches at his school in Burbank.
Alberto and his wife have three children, son Sevan and daughters Sona and Serineh, who were born on November 25, 2008. 
Championships and accomplishments
- Mixed Martial Arts
- King Of The Cage Lightweight Champion
- Ring Of Fire Lightweight Champion
- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
- 3 time Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Champion
- World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Medalist (Mundial 2002, Leve)
- Submission Wrestling
- Grapplers Quest Champion
- Pan American Champion
- 2 time Best of the West Champion
- Abu Dhabi veteran
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|20 matches||15 wins||5 losses|
|Win||15–5||Aranik Montero||Submission (heel hook)||Fighting Marcou Arena 2||July 17, 2011||1||N/A||Palavas-les-Flots, Herault, France|
|Win||14–5||Gabe Rivas||Submission (armbar)||King of the Cage: Turning Point||March 27, 2011||1||2:23||Tarzana, California, United States|
|Win||13–5||Ludwing Salazar||Submission (ankle lock)||XVT 5: Franca vs. Kheder||December 19, 2010||1||2:27||Cartago, Costa Rica|
|Loss||12–5||Albert Rios||Decision (unanimous)||Called Out MMA II||January 24, 2010||3||5:00||Ontario, California, United States|
|Loss||12–4||Tony Hervey||KO (punches)||KOTC: Militia||June 11, 2009||1||0:12||Highland, California, United States|
|Win||12–3||Eric Regan||Submission (triangle choke)||RITC 123- Rage in the Cage 123||February 27, 2009||1||2:20||Chandler, Arizona, United States|
|Win||11–3||Brad Nordquist||Submission (rear naked choke)||KOTC: Goodfellas||December 6, 2008||1||1:19||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||10–3||Richard Villa||Submission (rear naked choke)||EDP: Breaking Point||October 18, 2008||1||N/A||Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||9–3||Adrian Valdez||Submission (guillotine choke)||Rage in the Cage 113||August 2, 2008||1||1:35||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Loss||8–3||Simon Marini||Decision (unanimous)||Ultimate Cage Wars 12||June 27, 2008||3||5:00||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|Loss||8–2||Kurt Pellegrino||TKO (strikes)||UFC Fight Night 12||January 23, 2008||2||1:52||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||8–1||Roger Huerta||TKO (punches)||UFC 74||August 25, 2007||3||1:50||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||8–0||Jeremy Crowe||Submission (crucifix)||PNRF: Inferno||January 22, 2005||1||1:03||Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||7–0||Richie Reyes||Submission (omoplata)||PNRF: Explosion||July 16, 2004||1||0:28||Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||6–0||John Mahlow||Submission (choke)||KOTC 35: Albuquerque||May 15, 2004||2||2:41||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||5–0||Takuhito Hida||Submission (armbar)||ZST: Grand Prix – Final Round||January 11, 2004||1||1:26||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||4–0||Christian Carvalho||Submission (rear naked choke)||ROF 10: Intensity||October 18, 2003||1||5:56||Castle Rock, Colorado, United States|
|Win||3–0||Javier Vazquez||Decision (split)||KOTC 21: Invasion||March 21, 2003||3||5:00||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States||Won KOTC Lightweight Championship. Later vacated title.|
|Win||2–0||Joe Vigil||Submission (triangle choke)||KOTC 20 - Crossroads||December 15, 2002||1||3:17||Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States|
|Win||1–0||Nick Shadwick||Submission (choke)||KOTC 14 - 5150||June 19, 2002||1||1:39||Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States|
Gracie Barra Encino/Burbank/Woodland Hills
Alberto Crane founded Gracie Barra in Encino, California, in January, 2009, Gracie Barra Pasadena in 2010 and Gracie Barra Burbank in 2011. The Academy focuses on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts and Muay Thai Boxing. He now teaches at Gracie Barra Burbank.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Crane was owner of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy through 2007, selling the Academy when he moved to the L.A. Basin.
- "Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy Locations".
- "Proud Papa Alberto Crane Heading Back to the Cage". MMAWEEKLY.com. 2008-12-04. Archived from the original on 9 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-09.