Roger Gracie

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Roger Gracie
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Roger Gracie at the Andy Roberts BJJ Academy in Farnborough, UK.
Born Roger Gracie Gomes
(1981-09-26) September 26, 1981 (age 32)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Residence London, England
Nationality Brazilian
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 186 lb (84 kg)
Division Middleweight (185 lb) (2012-present)
Light Heavyweight (205 lb) (2010-2011)
Heavyweight (265 lb) (2006-2008)
Reach 79 in (201 cm)
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out of London, England
Team Black House (MMA)[1]
Rank 3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2006-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 8
Wins 6
By submission 5
By decision 1
Losses 2
By knockout 1
By decision 1
Website Roger Gracie Academy
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Roger Gracie Gomes (born September 26, 1981) is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and mixed martial artist. He is the grandson of Carlos Gracie, the creator of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Roger was awarded his black belt by his cousin Renzo Gracie at the behest of Carlos Gracie, Jr. whilst training in New York in 2003.[citation needed] He is currently a third degree black belt.[2] A member of the Gracie family, he is the son of Reila Gracie (daughter of Carlos Gracie) and Mauricio Motta Gomes.[3] Roger Gracie is the founder and head instructor at The Roger Gracie Academy located in Kensington, London, England, United Kingdom.

Biography[edit]

In 2005 Roger competed in the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship[4] and won all 8 of his matches both at the super heavyweight[5] and absolute weight classes [4] by submission. In the 2009 Mundials he submitted all of his opponents in the super heavyweight and the absolute weight classes with a choke from the mount.[6] Roger has not been submitted in competition since he was a blue belt. Gracie has 10 wins at the IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships as a black belt, with three of those victories in Open Weight competition.[7]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Gracie defeated Ron Waterman in his mixed martial arts debut by armbar submission in the 1st round at the Bodogfight pay-per-view USA vs Russia. On May 18, 2008 Roger Gracie competed at Sengoku 2, where he defeated Yuki Kondo at 2:40 min of round 1 by rear naked choke.

Strikeforce[edit]

Gracie announced at the December 19, 2009 Strikeforce Evolution show that he had signed a contract with Strikeforce to make his American MMA debut.[8] On September 11, 2011 Gracie suffered his first MMA loss when he faced former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed Lawal. Gracie was knocked out in the first round.[9] Roger made his middleweight debut against UFC veteran Keith Jardine at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy on July 14, 2012 winning the fight via unanimous decision. Roger then won his next bout via submission defeating Anthony Smith at Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

On January 15, 2013, the UFC announced that Roger would be one of 20 Strikeforce fighters folding into the organization,[10] making him the 4th member of the Gracie family to fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Roger Gracie lost by unanimous decision to Tim Kennedy on July 6, 2013 at UFC 162.[11] After the Kennedy fight his contract with the organization expired and they chose not to renew it.

As of August 2013, Roger Gracie is a free agent.[12]

One Fighting Championship[edit]

In August 2014, Gracie signed a multi-fight deal with Singapore based promotion One Fighting Championship. Gracie is expected to debut for the organization in late 2014.[13]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 6–2 Tim Kennedy Decision (unanimous) UFC 162 July 6, 2013 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 6–1 Anthony Smith Submission (arm triangle choke) Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine January 12, 2013 2 3:16 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Win 5–1 Keith Jardine Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy July 14, 2012 3 5:00 Portland, Oregon, United States Middleweight debut
Loss 4–1 Muhammed Lawal KO (punch) Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov September 10, 2011 1 4:33 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Win 4–0 Trevor Prangley Submission (rear naked choke) Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg January 29, 2011 1 4:19 San Jose, California, United States
Win 3–0 Kevin Randleman Submission (rear naked choke) Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery May 15, 2010 2 4:10 St. Louis, Missouri, United States Light Heavyweight debut
Win 2–0 Yuki Kondo Submission (rear naked choke) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 2 May 18, 2008 1 2:40 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1–0 Ron Waterman Submission (armbar) BodogFight: USA vs. Russia December 2, 2006 1 3:38 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Grappling record[edit]

Record Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Notes
65-7-1 Draw Marcus Almeida Decision Metamoris 2012
65–7 Win Romulo Barral Forfeit (Injury) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Absolute Division) 2010 Final
64–7 Win Ricardo "Demente" Abreu Points (13–2) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Super Heavyweight Division) 2010 Final
63–7 Win Walter Vital Submission (Choke from Mount) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship(Super Heavyweight Division) 2010
62–7 Win Bruno Bastos Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship(Super Heavyweight Division) 2010
61–7 Win Luiz Fernando Submission (Choke) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship(Super Heavyweight Division) 2010
60–7 Win Tarsis Humphreys Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship(Absolute Division) 2010
59–7 Win Rodrigo Cavaca Submission (Armbar) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship(Absolute Division) 2010
58–7 Win Diego Herzog Submission (Choke) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship(Absolute Division) 2010
57–7 Win Frost Murphy Submission (Choke) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship(Absolute Division) 2010
56–7 Win Romulo Barral Submission (Cross Choke from mount) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Absolute Division) 2009 Final
55–7 Win Ricardo "Demente" Abreu Submission (Cross Choke from mount) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Super Heavyweight Division) 2009 Final
54–7 Win Claudio Calasans Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Absolute Division) 2009
53–7 Win Rafael Lovato Jr. Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Absolute Division) 2009
52–7 Win Bernardo Faria Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Super Heavy) 2009
51–7 Win Bruno Bastos Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Super Heavy) 2009 [1]
50–7 Loss Alexandre Ribeiro Points (4–2) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Absolute Division) 2008 Final
50–6 Win Leonardo Leite Submission (Cross Choke from mount) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Super Super Heavyweight Division) 2008 Final
49–6 Win Eduardo Telles Advantage World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2008
48–6 Win Luigi Mondelli Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2008
47–6 Win Rodrigo Cavaca Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2008
46–6 Win Jon Olav Einemo Points (5–0) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Superfight) 2007 Superfight
45–6 Win Romulo Barral Submission (Cross Choke from mount) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Absolute Division) 2007 Final
44–6 Win Robert Drysdale Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Absolute Division) 2007 Semi Final
43–6 Win Robert Drysdale Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Super Heavyweight Division) 2007 Final
42–6 Win Fernando “Margarida” Pontes Points World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2007
41–6 Win Tim Carpenter Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2007
40–6 Win Rodrigo Cavaca Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2007
39–6 Win Adriano Camolesi Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2007
38–6 Win Rodrigo Medeiros Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2007
37–6 Loss Alexandre Ribeiro Points World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Absolute Division) 2006 Final
37–5 Win Robert Drysdale Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Super Heavyweight Division) 2006 Final
36–5 Win Marcelo Garcia Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2006
35–5 Win Rodrigo Cavaca Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2006
34–5 Win Pedro Schmall Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2006
33–5 Win Rodrigo Medeiros Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2006
32–5 Win Zumbi Machado World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2006
31–5 Win Alexandre Ribeiro Submission (Triangle) Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2006 Absolute Final
30–5 Loss Alexandre Ribeiro Advantage Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2006 Weight Final
30–4 Win Tiago Gaia Submission Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2006
29–4 Win Raphael Lovato Jr. Submission Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2006
28–4 Win Joao Silva Submission Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2006
27–4 Loss Ronaldo Souza Points (2–0) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Absolute Division) 2005 Final
27–3 Win Alexandre Ribeiro Points (12–2) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Super Heavyweight Division) 2005 Final
26–3 Win Fernando “Margarida” Pontes Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2005
25–3 Win Saulo Ribeiro Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2005 Semi-Final
24–3 Win Ronaldo Souza Points European Open Championship (Absolute Division) 2005 Final
23–3 Win Roberto Abreu Submission European Open Championship 2005
22–3 Win Rodrigo Solueo Submission European Open Championship 2005
21–3 Win Ronaldo Souza Submission (Rear Naked Choke) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Absolute Division) 2005 Final
20–3 Win Alexandre Ribeiro Submission (Rear Naked Choke) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Absolute Division) 2005 Semi Final
19–3 Win Fabricio Werdum Submission (Rear Naked Choke) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Absolute Division) 2005 Quarter Final
18–3 Win Shinya Aoki Submission (Foot Lock) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (Absolute Division) 2005 Elimination Round
17–3 Win Alexandre Ferreira Submission (Quit on Stool) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (88–98 kg Division) 2005 Final
16–3 Win Alexandre Ribeiro Submission (Rear Naked Choke) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (88–98 kg Division) 2005 Semi Final
15–3 Win Eduardo Telles Submission (Armbar) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (88–98 kg Division) 2005 Quarter Final
14–3 Win Justin Garcia Submission (Rear Forearm Choke) ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (88–98 kg Division) 2005 Elimination Round
13–3 Loss Ronaldo Souza Points World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Absolute Division) 2004 Final
13–2 Win Rodrigo Medeiros Submission (Rear Naked Choke) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Super Heavyweight Division) 2004 [2] Final
12–2 Win Fernando "Tererê" Augusto Submission (Choke from Mount) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2004
11–2 Win Marcelo Garcia Points World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Absolute Division) 2004
10–2 Win Recardo Franco Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Super Heavy) 2004
9–2 Win Roberto Agnese Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Absolute Division) 2004
8–2 Win Leonardo Ramos Submission World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Absolute Division) 2004
7–2 Loss Marcio Cruz Points (3–0) World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Absolute Division) 2003 Final
7–1 Win Alexandre Ribeiro ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (88–98 kg Division) 2003 Third Place Match
6–1 Loss Jon Olav Einemo ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (88–98 kg Division) 2003 Semi Final
6–0 Win Rigan Machado ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (88–98 kg Division) 2003 Quarter Final
5–0 Win Mario Sperry ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (88–98 kg Division) 2003 Elimination Round
4–0 Win Marcio Corleta Points  ?
3–0 Win Demian Maia Points Brazilian Teams Championship 2002 Roger: Brown Belt, Demian: Black Belt
2–0 Win Ronaldo Souza World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Absolute Division) 2002 Brown Belt Final Match
1–0 Win Rodrigo Asmus World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Heavyweight Division) 2002 Brown Belt Final Match

Championships and Accomplishments[edit]

  • ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship:
ADCC 2007
Superfight Champion
ADCC 2005
88–98 kg: 1st Place
Absolute: 1st Place
ADCC 2003
88–98 kg: 3rd Place
  • IBJJF World Championships:
2010
Black Belt Superheavy: 1st Place
Black Belt Open Weight: 1st Place
2009
Black Belt Superheavy: 1st Place
Black Belt Open Weight: 1st Place
2008
Black Belt Ultraheavy: 1st Place
Black Belt Open Weight: 2nd Place
2007
Black Belt Superheavy: 1st Place
Black Belt Open Weight: 1st Place
2006
Black Belt Superheavy: 1st Place
Black Belt Open Weight: 2nd Place
2005
Black Belt Superheavy: 1st Place
Black Belt Open Weight: 2nd Place
2004
Black Belt Superheavy: 1st Place
Black Belt Open Weight: 2nd Place
2003
Black Belt Open Weight: 2nd Place
2002
Brown Belt −91 kg: 1st Place
Brown Belt Open Weight: 1st Place
2001
Purple Belt −85 kg: 1st Place
2000
Blue Belt −85 kg: 1st Place
  • IBJJF Pan American Championships:
2006
Black Belt −97 kg: 2nd Place
Black Belt Open Weight: 1st Place
2002
Brown Belt −91 kg: 1st Place
Brown Belt Open Weight: 1st Place
2001
Purple Belt −85 kg: 1st Place
2000
Blue Belt −85 kg: 1st Place
1999
Blue Belt −79 kg: 2nd Place
  • IBJJF Brazilian Championships:
2001
Brown Belt −81 kg: 1st Place
1999
Blue Belt −79 kg: 1st Place
  • IBJJF European Championships:
2005
Black Belt −97 kg: 1st Place
Black Belt Open Weight: 1st Place

Personal life[edit]

Gracie and his wife have a son named Tristan.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ TP Grant (March 15, 2012). "Strikeforce News: Roger Gracie Officially Drops To Middleweight, Joins Black House". bloodyelbow.com. 
  2. ^ "Exclusive interview with Jiu Jitsu and MMA star Roger Gracie". www.asiasportsnetwork.net/. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Carl Fisher (23 March 2003). "BJJ legend Mauricao Gomes talks to Carl Fisher". SFUK. 
  4. ^ a b "ADCC 2005". ADCC. 2005. Retrieved 2011-10-06. 
  5. ^ "ADCC Results". ADCC. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  6. ^ "Roger Gracie, the unsatisfied three-time champ". Gracie Mag. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  7. ^ "Roger Gracie career on MARanking|MARanking Martial Arts Ranking". Maranking.com. 2014-01-18. Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  8. ^ Roger Gracie ready for Strikeforce debut by Eduardo Ferreira, Tatame Magazine, May 03, 2010
  9. ^ "Strikeforce results: Muhammed Lawal vs Roger Gracie fight review and analysis". Vox Media. September 11, 2011. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  10. ^ "UFC Reveals List of Strikeforce Fighters Making Jump to Octagon". sherdog.com. January 16, 2013. 
  11. ^ Staff (2013-03-04). "Roger Gracie To Fight Tim Kennedy At UFC 162". fightofthenight.com. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  12. ^ Steven Marrocco (August 7, 2013). "After UFC release, Roger Gracie moving stateside, could stay at middleweight". mmajunkie.com. 
  13. ^ "Roger Gracie signs with One FC, plans to compete in both MMA and BJJ". mmafighting.com. August 7, 2014. 
  14. ^ "The Unlikely Heir". Sherdog.com. 2011-01-28. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 

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