Renzo Gracie Academy

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Renzo Gracie Academy is one of the camps participating in the International Fight League. Coached by MMA legend Renzo Gracie, Renzo Gracie Academy takes the place of the New York Pitbulls who were the 2007 IFL champions.

Renzo Gracie Academy was established in 2008 when the IFL switched to a more camp based system then a team based system.

Record/Roster[edit]

All records are IFL fights only

*= fought as an intraleague superfight that does not go towards team record

a= fought as an alternate bought that does not go towards team record

1= fought when Heleno was an MW

GP= fought during the individual Grand Prix, does not go towards team record

IFL team record as of 4/04/08: 1-2

CURRENT FIGHTERS AS OF 2008 SEASON

IFL Featherweight Champion[edit]

def Ian Loveland by submission (arm triangle choke) in the first round (2/23/07)

def Cam Ward by submission (side choke) in the first round (04/13/07)

def Erik Owings by submission (arm bar) in the first round (06/16/07)

def John Gunderson by submission (guillotine) in the second round (11/03/07)GP

def LC Davis by submission (armbar) in the first round to win the featherweight championship (12/29/07)GP

def Shad Lierley by KO in the first round (04/04/08)

def Zach George by submission (arm triangle choke) in the first round (4/13/07)a

def Savant Young by decision (unanimous) (08/02/07)

def Bart Palaszewski by submission (arm bar) in the second round (9/20/07)

lost to Ryan Schultz by decision (unanimous) (05/16/08)

def Bart Palaszewski by decision (unanimous) (04/04/08)

lost to Dennis Hallman by DQ (illegal upkick) (4/29/06)1

def Ben Uker by TKO in the first round (9/23/06)a1

def Mark Miller by decision (unanimous) (2/23/07)

def Mike Dolce by decision (unanimous) (4/13/07)

def Gideon Ray by submission (armbar) in the first round (06/16/07)

lost to Antonio McKee by decision (split) (08/02/07)

def Jake Ellenberger by submission (armbar) in the second round (09/20/07)

def Gideon Ray by submission (armbar) in the second round (11/03/07)GP

lost to Jay Hieron by TKO (strikes) in the first round (12/29/07)GP

lost to Brad Blackburn by KO in the third round (04/04/08)

def Ryan McGivern by submission in the second round (9/23/06)

def Chris Albandia by submission (guillotine choke) in the first round (2/23/07)

def Gerald Harris by decision (split) (4/13/07)

lost to Brent Beauparlant by TKO (injury) in the third round (06/16/07)

Leopoldo was supposed to fight Dave Phillips in the IFL Semi Finals but was still injured from his fight with Beauparlant, thus alternate Dan Miller took the fight instead

lost to Ryan McGivern by TKO in the second round (09/20/07)

IFL Middleweight Champion[edit]

def Dave Phillips by submission (Guillotine choke) in the first round (08/02/07)

def Ryan McGivern by submission (kneebar) in the first round to win the Middleweight title (05/16/08)

  • Jamal Patterson (4-2) (LHW)

def Matt Horwich by submission (rear naked choke) (4/29/06)

def Alex Schoenauer by submission (guillotine Choke) (6/03/06)

lost to Reese Andy by TKO (ref stoppage) (12/29/06)*

Jamal was supposed to face Tim Kennedy on 2/23/07 but was injured. Thus alternate Dante Rivera took the fight instead.

def Matt Horwich by submission (guillotine choke) in the first round (4/13/07)

Jamal was supposed to face Wojtek Kasowski on 6/16/07 but was injured. Thus alternate Andre Gusmão took the fight instead.

Jamal was supposed to face Vladmir Matyushenko in the IFL semi finals but was still injured, thus alternate Tim Boetsch took the fight instead

def Chris Baten by submission (choke) in the first round *

lost to Vladimir Matyushenko by TKO (strikes) in the second round

  • Andre Gusmão (4-0) (LHW) (ALTERNATE)

def Mike Ciesnolevicz by TKO in the second round (9/23/06)

def Brent Beauparlant by decision (unanimous) (12/29/06)*

def Wojtek Kasowski by submission (rear naked choke) in the first round (06/16/07)

def Mike Ciesnolevicz by KO in the first round (09/20/07)

  • Bryan Vetell (2-3) (HW)

lost to Ben Rothwell by KO in the first round (9/23/06)

def Mo Fowzi by submission (key lock) in the first round (2/23/07)

lost to Devin Cole by KO (strikes) in the first round (4/13/07)

Vetell was supposed to fight Rafael Feijao but was under KO suspension for his previous lost. Thus alternate Marcio Cruz took the fight instead.

def Wayne Cole by decision (unanimous) (08/02/07)

Vetell was supposed to fight Ben Rothwell in the IFL Finals but was injured during his last fight. Thus alternate Ricco Rodriguez took the fight instead.

lost to Roy Nelson by TKO (strikes) in the third round (11/03/07)GP

2008 Season Schedule/ Results[edit]

Date Opponent Results
April 4, 2008 Midwest Combat L 1-2

External links[edit]