Royler Gracie

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Royler Gracie
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Royler Gracie
Born (1965-12-06) December 6, 1965 (age 48)
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Residence San Diego, California
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)
Division Featherweight
Lightweight
Team Gracie Humaitá
Victory MMA
Rank 7th degree red and black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu[1]
Mixed martial arts record
Total 11
Wins 5
By submission 4
By decision 1
Losses 5
By knockout 2
By submission 1
By decision 2
Draws 1
Other information
Notable students Saulo Ribeiro, Leonardo Xavier, Leticia Ribeiro
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Royler Gracie
Medal record
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Grappling
World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Gold 1999 Featherweight (black)[2]
Gold 1998 Featherweight (black)[3]
Gold 1997 Featherweight (black)[4]
Bronze 1997 Absolute (black)[4]
Gold 1996 Featherweight (black)[5]
ADCC World Championship
Gold 2001 -65kg [6]
Gold 2000 -65kg [7]
Gold 1999 -65kg [8]
Pan American Championships
Gold 1999 Featherweight (black)[9]
Gold 1997 Featherwieght (black)[10]

Royler Gracie (born December 6, 1965) is a retired Brazilian mixed martial artist and Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner. He ran the Gracie Humaitá school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for many years under his father Helio's direction, but currently resides in San Diego.

Biography[edit]

As son to the late Grandmaster Helio Gracie, Royler is a member of the Gracie family. He holds a 7th degree red/black belt in the style pioneered by his family, Brazilian jiu-jitsu.[11]

Prior to his retirement, Royler competed in the black-belt ranks for 20+ years. Royler is also a four-time World Jiu-Jitsu Champion in the Pena/Featherweight Black Belt Category and has placed in the Absolute Division.

Royler has a professional mixed martial arts record of five wins, five losses and one draw. His retirement fight came on September 14, 2011 at the age of 45 when he lost to Masakatsu Ueda via split decision.[12]

Royler Gracie had a highly anticipated rematch against Eddie Bravo on March 29, 2014 at Metamoris III in a submission-only competition format. Despite a tight calf slicer submission attempt and multiple groin stretch attempts by Eddie the match concluded as a draw after the 20 minutes ran out due to the no points rule.[13][14]

Media appearances[edit]

In a season 3 episode of the Wildboyz, Steve-O and Chris Pontius visit Brazil and attend the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu school in Rio De Janeiro. Royler takes on Chris Pontius and chokes him out, while female student Leticia Ribeiro defeats Steve-O via armbar submission.[15]

Books[edit]

Gracie has co-written three instructional books on Brazilian jiu-jitsu:

  • “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Theory and Practice”[16] with his nephew Renzo Gracie;
  • “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Submission Grappling Techniques”[17] with author Kid Peligro; and,
  • “Gracie Submission Essentials: Grandmaster and Master Secrets of Finishing a Fight”[18] with his late father Helio Gracie and Kid Peligro.

Personal life[edit]

Royler is married to Vera Lucia Ribeiro. They have 4 daughters.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 10–0–1 Masakatsu Ueda Decision (split) Amazon Forest Combat 1 September 14, 2011 3 5:00 Manaus, Brazil
Loss 5–4–1 Hideo Tokoro Decision (unanimous) K-1 Premium 2006 Dynamite!! December 31, 2006 2 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Loss 5–3–1 Norifumi Yamamoto KO (punch) Hero's 3 September 7, 2005 2 0:38 Tokyo, Japan Hero's 2005 Lightweight Grand Prix quarter-final.
Win 5–2–1 Koji Yoshida Decision (majority) Hero's 2 July 6, 2005 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4–2–1 Kazuyuki Miyata Submission (triangle choke) Rumble on the Rock November 20, 2004 2 2:46 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Loss 3–2–1 Genki Sudo KO (punches) K-1 MMA ROMANEX May 22, 2004 1 3:40 Saitama, Japan
Draw 3–1–1 Takehiro Murahama Draw Deep - 1st Impact January 8, 2001 2 10:00 Nagoya, Japan
Loss 3–1 Kazushi Sakuraba Technical submission (kimura) Pride 8 November 21, 1999 2 13:16 Tokyo, Japan Royler demanded special rules: No stand ups, no judges[19]
Win 3–0 Yuhi Sano Submission (armbar) Pride 2 March 15, 1998 1 33:14 Yokohama, Japan
Win 2–0 Noboru Asahi Submission (rear-naked choke) Vale Tudo Japan 1996 July 7, 1996 1 5:07 Urayasu, Japan Royler demanded special rules: No strikes on ground
Win 1–0 Ivan Lee Submission (rear-naked choke) Universal Vale Tudo Fighting 2 June 24, 1996 1 1:33 Brazil

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Royler Gracie Awarded Red and Black Belt Jim Hannan's facebook page has posted the above picture,...". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  2. ^ "CAMPEONATO MUNDIAL 1999". Official IFBJJ results. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ "CAMPEONATO MUNDIAL 1998". Official IFBJJ results. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "CAMPEONATO MUNDIAL 1997". Official IFBJJ results. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ "CAMPEONATO MUNDIAL 1996". Official CBJJ results. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ "ADCC Results". Official 2001 ADCC results. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  7. ^ "ADCC Results". Official 2000 ADCC results. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  8. ^ "ADCC Results". Official 1999 ADCC results. Retrieved May 14, 2012. 
  9. ^ "CAMPEONATO PANAMERICANO 1999". Official CBJJ results. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  10. ^ "CAMPEONATO PANAMERICANO 1997". Official CBJJ results. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  11. ^ Academia Gracie de Jiu-Jitsu. URL accessed on June 8, 2009.
  12. ^ Pinheiro, Guilherme (2011-09-14). "Ueda Retires Gracie, Ishii Robbed Against Filho at Amazon FC". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  13. ^ "Metamoris 3: Bravo vs. Gracie Results". mmanuts.com. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  14. ^ Holland, Jesse (March 29, 2014). "Draw! Metamoris 3 results recap from last night (March 29) for 'Bravo vs. Gracie 2' in Los Angeles". MMAmania.com. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 
  15. ^ dickhouse productions. "dickhouse". Jackassworld.com. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  16. ^ Gracie, Royler; Gracie, Renzo (2001). Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Theory and Technique. Invisible Cities Press LLC. p. 304. ISBN 978-1-931229-08-1. 
  17. ^ Gracie, Royler; Peligro, Kid (2003). Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Submission Grappling Techniques. Independent Publishers. p. 304. ISBN 978-1-931229-29-6. 
  18. ^ Gracie, Royler; Gracie, Helio (2007). Gracie Submission Essentials: Grandmaster and Master Secrets of Finishing a Fight. Invisible Cities Press LLC. p. 250. ISBN 978-1-931229-45-6. 
  19. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWDL7vpDUNA

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