Ralek Gracie (/ /; born October 4, 1985) is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and mixed martial artist. He is the son of Rorion Gracie and a member of the Gracie family, and is the nephew of former UFC Champion Royce Gracie and Rickson Gracie. He was awarded his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by his grandfather Helio Gracie.
Ralek grew up watching his father teach private Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes in his family's garage in Southern California.
Ralek made his MMA debut at the age of 21 at K-1 Hero's - Middleweight Tournament Opening Round on July 16, 2007 against Katsuyori Shibata whom he defeated by armbar-submission after 3:05 of the first round. His next fight was at Dream 4 - Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Quarterfinals where he faced Alavutdin Gadzhiyev after Mirko Cro Cop had to pull out of the originally scheduled match with Ralek due to injury. Ralek defeated Gadzhiyev by armbar after 3:02 of round 1.
On May 29, 2010, Ralek defeated Kazushi Sakuraba by unanimous decision at Dream 14.
On October 24, 2010, Ralek released his first single entitled “Dream World”, which he also wrote and self-produced.
Ralek teaches along with his brothers at the Gracie Academy headquarters in Torrance, California. He has a son named Rylan.
Ralek has nine brothers and sisters. Renon, Roran, Reylan, Rener, Rose, Riane, Segina, Ricon and Ryron.
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