Alberto Crane

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Alberto Crane
Born (1976-07-14) July 14, 1976 (age 38)
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Lightweight
Fighting out of Glendale, California
Team Gracie Barra Burbank/Crane Training Center
Rank 4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Mixed martial arts record
Total 20
Wins 15
By knockout 0
By submission 14
By decision 1
Losses 5
By knockout 3
By decision 2
Draws 0
Other information
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.[1] 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.

Personal life[edit]

Alberto and his wife have three children, son Sevan and daughters Sona and Serineh, who were born on November 25, 2008. [2]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Mixed Martial Arts
    • King Of The Cage Lightweight Champion
    • Ring Of Fire Lightweight Champion
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
    • 2001 Brazilian National Championship--3rd place (brown belt lightweight)[3]
    • 2002 Brazilian Team Title Championship--1st place (part of brown/black belt lightweight team)[4]
    • 2002 IBJJF World Championship--3rd place (black belt lightweight)[5]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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 (Achilles 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 (punches) 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 36: 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 (rear-naked choke) KOTC 14 - 5150 June 19, 2002 1 1:39 Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States

Gracie Barra Encino/Burbank/Woodland Hills[edit]

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[edit]

Crane was owner of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy through 2007, selling the Academy when he moved to the L.A. Basin.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy Locations". 
  2. ^ "Proud Papa Alberto Crane Heading Back to the Cage". 2008-12-04. Archived from the original on 9 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  3. ^ "2001 IBJJF Brazilian national results". retrieved December 30, 2014
  4. ^ "2002 IBJJF Brazilian team results". retrieved December 30, 2014
  5. ^ "2002 IBJJF world results". retrieved December 30, 2014

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