Igor Gracie

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Igor Gracie
Born (1980-02-04) February 4, 1980 (age 34)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Residence New York City, New York
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Welterweight
Fighting out of New York City, New York, U.S.
Team Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Rank 4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Mixed martial arts record
Total 9
Wins 5
By submission 4
By decision 1
Losses 4
By knockout 2
By decision 2
Notable relatives Rolles Gracie Jr., brother
Gregor Gracie, brother
Renzo Gracie, cousin
Rolls Gracie, father
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Igor Gracie (born February 4, 1980 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)[1] is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and professional mixed martial artist.

Grappling career[edit]

In 2000, Gracie came second in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation's (IBJJF) Pan American Championships in the lightweight blue-belt division for adult males[2] and third in the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in the medium-weight blue-belt division.[3]

In 2006 he came third in the black belt adult male-division of the Pan American BJJ championships,[4] and in 2008 he came third in the black belt division for adult males in the 2008 No-Gi World Jiu-Jitsu Championship.[5]

In 2008 he became No Gi Pan American Champion in the adult black belt division. [5] In 2010 he took part in the World Nogi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship in adult black belt medium heavy division.

Igor Gracie was the absolute European No-Gi champion in the masters black belt division in 2013 and the medium weight division. Capturing double gold in the competition.

His black belt is from the Gracie Barra academy.[6] He's a member of the famous Gracie family.

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Gracie has fought twice for the Ring of Combat promotion. His first fight was a unanimous decision loss to Tom Gallicchio on March 7, 2008, and his second fight was a win over Troy Maxwell by unanimous decision on November 21, 2008. His last fight was for the Bellator organization, losing a unanimous decision to Vagner Rocha at Bellator 11.[7]

Gracie fought on December 12, 2009, in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. He fought at the Wreck MMA: Fight for the Troops show, where he defeated Chris "The Matador" Vorano by rear naked choke at 1:50 in the first round. Gracie earned another submission victory on February 12, 2011, at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva over John Salgado via arm triangle in the second round.

ONE Fighting Championship[edit]

On December 8, 2011 it was announced that Gracie had signed for Asian promotion ONE Fighting Championship.[7] He was expected to make his debut at ONE Fighting Championship: Battle of Heroes in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 11, 2012.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Rolls Gracie and was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is also the brother of Rolles Gracie Jr. and Gregor Gracie. He currently resides in New York City where he teaches jiu-jitsu at the Renzo Gracie Academy.

He has his own jiu-jitsu academy in New Rochelle, NY. www.igorgracie.com

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 5-4 Richard Patishnock TKO (doctor stoppage) World Series of Fighting 2 March 23, 2013 1 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey Gracie suffered a shoulder injury in the first round.
Loss 5-3 Jung Hwan Cha TKO (punches and elbows) ONE Fighting Championship: Pride of a Nation August 31, 2012 3 1:03 Quezon City, Philippines
Win 5-2 Manuelo Morales Submission (arm-triangle choke) Duelo de Titas March 24, 2012 1 0:44 Cuiaba, Brazil
Win 4-2 Quinton McCottrell Submission (guillotine choke) CFFC 9: Beach Brawl June 10, 2011 1 4:01 New Jersey, United States
Win 3-2 John Salgado Technical Submission (arm-triangle choke) Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva February 12, 2011 2 3:04 East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States Strikeforce debut
Win 2-2 Chris Vorano Submission (rear-naked choke) Wreck MMA: Fight for the Troops December 12, 2009 1 1:50 Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Loss 1-2 Vagner Rocha Decision (unanimous) Bellator 11 June 12, 2009 3 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 1-1 Troy Maxwell Decision (unanimous) Ring of Combat 22 November 11, 2008 3 4:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 0-1 Tom Gallicchio Decision (unanimous) Ring of Combat 18 March 7, 2008 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States


  1. ^ a b Gracie Adventures Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Camp URL accessed on September 14, 2010.
  2. ^ "Resultado Pan 2000 (Orlando)". Ibjjf.org. Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  3. ^ "Faixa Azul Juvenil Masculino". Ibjjf.org. Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  4. ^ "NomeFaixaIdadePesoColocacaoAcademia". Ibjjf.org. Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  5. ^ a b "2008 No-Gi Mundial results". Ibjjf.org. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  6. ^ Gracie Seminars >> Igor Bio. URL accessed on October 15, 2009.
  7. ^ a b c Sherdog.com. "Fight Finder - Igor Gracie's Mixed Martial Arts Statistics". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 

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