Kron Gracie

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Kron Gracie
Born (1988-07-11) July 11, 1988 (age 30)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality Brazilian / American
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Division Featherweight
Style Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Team Kron Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
Teacher(s) Rickson Gracie
Rank Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Black belt in Judo
Years active 2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 4
Wins 4
By submission 4
Losses 0
Website www.krongraciejiujitsu.com
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Kron Gracie (born July 11, 1988) is a Brazilian American mixed martial artist, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and a member of the Gracie family. He is the youngest son of Rickson Gracie and grandson of Helio Gracie.[1][2] He is currently under contract with Rizin Fighting Federation.[3]

Biography[edit]

Kron Gracie was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu master Rickson Gracie. He began his training under his father as a child. In 2008, at the age of 19, he received his black belt from his father.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Kron is the youngest of four children to Rickson Gracie and grandson of the late Helio Gracie. He has two older sisters Kauan and Kaulin. In 2000, Kron’s older brother Rockson died of a drug overdose at a hotel in Manhattan, New York City.[5][6][7]

When not competing, he teaches jiu-jitsu at his school in Culver City, California[8] and helps run his father's association.[9]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Prior to Kron Gracie's career debut in MMA, he was featured in 2010 Mixed Martial Arts-game EA Sports MMA as a playable character, along with fellow Gracie-family member Roger Gracie.[10]

On February 24, 2014, Kron announced his intention to pursue an MMA career.[11] He made his mixed martial arts debut on December 23, 2014,[12] facing fellow MMA debutant Hyung Soo-Kim at Real Fighting Championship: Real 1.[13] Gracie won the fight via armbar, sixty-five seconds into the first round.[14]

Rizin FF[edit]

Kron fought on December 31, 2015 at Rizin Fighting Federation World Tournament.[15] He faced Asen Yamamoto and won the fight by submission via triangle choke in the first round.[16]

Kron fought Hideo Tokoro on September 25, 2016.[17] He won via rear-naked choke in the first round.[18]

Kron faced MMA veteran Tatsuya Kawajiri at the Rizin Fighting Federation Grand Prix: Final Round event on December 31, 2016. He won via rear-naked choke in the second round. This improved his professional MMA record to 4-0.[19]

Instructor lineage[edit]

Mitsuyo "Count Koma" MaedaCarlos GracieHelio GracieRickson Gracie → Kron Gracie

Grappling credentials[edit]

  • 2013 ADCC Submission Wrestling Championships - 1st Place - Under 77 kg Division
  • 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling Championships - 3rd Place - Under 77 kg Division
  • 2011 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship - 2nd Place - Adult Light Weight Division - Black Belt
  • 2009 European Champion
  • 2008 Rickson Gracie Cup - 1st Place – Adult Middleweight Division – Brown Belt, 1st Place – Adult Open Division – Brown Belt
  • 2008 Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship – 1st Place – Adult Middleweight Division – Brown Belt, 1st Place – Adult Open Division – Brown Belt
  • 2007 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship – 1st Place – Adult Middleweight Division – Brown Belt
  • 2007 Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship – 1st Place – Adult Middleweight Division – Brown Belt
  • 2007 Copa Pacifica de Jiu Jitsu - 1st Place
  • 2006 BJJ World Championships – RJ, Brazil – 1st Place – Adult Lightweight Division – Purple Belt
  • 2006 World Cup of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - 1st Place – Adult Lightweight Division – Purple Belt
  • 2006 Naga Championships – 1st Place – Adult Lightweight Division – Purple Belt
  • 2006 6th Annual Gracie United Tournament - 1st Place.
  • 2006 NAGA Chicago Championship - 1st Place.
  • 2006 3rd South Bay Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship - 1st Place.
  • 2005 CBJJ Pan American Championships - 1st Place - Light - Purple Belt

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 4–0 Tatsuya Kawajiri Submission (rear-naked choke) Rizin World Grand-Prix 2016: Final Round December 31, 2016 2 2:04 Saitama, Japan
Win 3–0 Hideo Tokoro Submission (rear-naked choke) Rizin World Grand-Prix 2016: First Round September 25, 2016 1 9:45 Saitama, Japan
Win 2–0 Asen Yamamoto Submission (triangle choke) Rizin Fighting Federation 2 December 31, 2015 1 4:58 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1–0 Hyung Soo-Kim Submission (armbar) Real Fighting Championship: Real 1 December 23, 2014 1 1:05 Tokyo, Japan

Grappling record[edit]

39 Matches, 28 Wins (24 Submissions), 11 Losses (3 Submissions)
Result Rec. Opponent Method Event Division Type Date Location
Win 28-11 Brazil Otávio Souza Submission (guillotine choke) ADCC World Championship -77kg Nogi October 20, 2013 China Beijing
Win 27-11 United States Jonathan Torres Submission (armbar)
Win 26-11 United States Garry Tonon Submission (rear naked choke) October 19, 2013
Win 25-11 Taiwan Andy Wang Technical Submission (rear naked choke)
Win 24-11 Japan Shinya Aoki Submission (guillotine choke) Metamoris 2 Superfight Nogi June 9, 2013 United States Los Angeles, CA
Win 23-11 Brazil Otávio Souza Submission (armbar) Metamoris 1 Superfight Gi October 14, 2012 United States Los Angeles, CA
Win 22-11 Brazil Gabriel Rollo Points (4-4 ADV) IBJJF World Championship -82kg Gi June 3, 2012 United States Long Beach, CA
Win 21-11 Brazil Elan Santiago Submission (choke) June 2, 2012
Win 20-11 Brazil Victor Estima Points World Jiu-Jitsu Expo Superfight Gi May 12, 2012 United States Long Beach, CA
Loss 19-11 United States Zak Maxwell Points (0-4) ACBJJ World Trials -77kg Gi September 26, 2012 United States San Diego, CA
Win 19-10 Iran Beneil Dariush Referee Decision
Loss 18-10 Brazil Victor Estima Points (2-6) IBJJF Pan Championship -82kg Gi April 1, 2012 United States Long Beach, CA
Win 18-9 Canada Jake Mackenzie Submission (choke)
Win 17-9 Brazil Carlos Ribeiro Submission (choke) March 31, 2012
Loss 16-9 Brazil Marcus Almeida Submission (kneebar) Absolute
Win 16-8 Brazil Victor Estima Disqualification
Win 15-8 Brazil Ricardo Evangelista Submission (footlock)
Win 14-8 United States David Gill Submission (choke)
Win 13-8 Brazil Claudio Calasans Submission (guillotine choke) ADCC World Championship -77kg Nogi September 25, 2011 United Kingdom Nottingham
Loss 12-8 Brazil Marcelo Garcia Points (0-2)
Win 12-7 Brazil Murilo Santana Submission (guillotine choke) September 24, 2011
Win 11-7 United States Jason Manly Submission (guillotine choke)
Loss 10-7 Brazil Gilbert Burns Points (2-9) IBJJF World Championship -82kg Gi June 5, 2011 United States Long Beach, CA
Win 10-6 Brazil Leandro Lo Submission (choke)
Win 9-6 Brazil Rafael Barbosa Submission (choke)
Win 8-6 Brazil Sergio Rodrigo Submission (guillotine choke) June 4, 2011
Loss 7-6 Brazil Sergio Moraes Points (4-4 ADV) IBJJF World Championship -82kg Gi June 5, 2010 United States Long Beach, CA
Loss 7-5 Brazil Abmar Barbosa Points (0-11) IBJJF Pan Championship -82kg Gi April 11, 2010 United States Long Beach, CA
Win 7-4 Brazil Rodrigo Costa Submission (armbar) April 10, 2010
Loss 6-4 Brazil Sergio Moraes Points (0-7) IBJJF World Championship -82kg Gi May 30, 2009 United States Long Beach, CA
Loss 6-3 Brazil Marcelo Garcia Submission (guillotine choke) ADCC World Championship -77kg Nogi September 26, 2009 Spain Barcelona
Win 6-2 Brazil Enrico Cocco Submission (rear naked choke)
Loss 5-2 Brazil Lucas Leite Points (0-7) IBJJF Pan Championship -82kg Gi April 5, 2009 United States Long Beach, CA
Win 5-1 Brazil Carlos Ferreira Submission (footlock)
Win 4-1 Brazil Abmar Barbosa Submission (kneebar)
Win 3-1 United States Nakapan Phungephorn Submission (armbar) April 4, 2009
Win 2-1 Brazil Pedro Bessa Submission (guillotine choke) IBJJF European Open -82kg Gi January 31, 2009 Portugal Lisbon
Win 1-1 Brazil Yan Cabral Submission (choke)
Loss 0-1 Brazil Sergio Moraes Submission (bow & arrow choke) IBJJF World Championship -82kg Gi May 31, 2008 United States Long Beach, CA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KRON GRACIE". Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy. Retrieved April 3, 2010.
  2. ^ Hresko, Michael (November 10, 2013). "Kron Gracie on Jiu-Jitsu, Skateboarding, Older Brothers, and Famous Fathers". FIGHTLAND blog. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  3. ^ "RIZIN Japan - What We Can Expect". MMA Micks. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  4. ^ [dead link]"Kron Gracie". moskova. Retrieved April 3, 2010.
  5. ^ Top 10 Gracie Family Dramas & Misbehaviours in History November 5, 2015
  6. ^ Rockson Gracie Biography bjjheroes.com
  7. ^ EMOTIONAL TRIBUTE VIDEO TO ROCKSON GRACIE, LATE SON OF RICKSON GRACIE BJJ Scandinavia, May 10, 2016
  8. ^ "About KGJJ". Kron Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Retrieved June 20, 2014.
  9. ^ "USA REPS". Rickson Gracie International Jiu-Jitsu Association. Retrieved April 3, 2010.
  10. ^ "EA Sports characters list reveals full roster". videogamesblogger.com. Retrieved July 7, 2015.
  11. ^ "Kron announces transition to MMA after ADCC gold". graciemag.com. October 24, 2013.
  12. ^ "Kron Gracie set to make his MMA debut against Hyung Soo Kim". mmafighting.com. November 24, 2014.
  13. ^ "Kron Gracie's MMA Debut Is This December in Japan". fightland.vice.com. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  14. ^ "Kron Gracie scores quick submission in MMA debut". mmafighting.com. December 23, 2014.
  15. ^ "Rizin FF - Rizin Fighting Federation 2". Sherdog. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  16. ^ "Kron Gracie holds on to submit Asen Yamamoto despite slam". mmafighting.com. 2015-12-31.
  17. ^ "Kron Gracie to Face Hideo Tokoro in Featherweight Bout at September Rizin Event". sherdog.com. 2016-06-14.
  18. ^ "Kron Gracie Wins By Rear Naked Choke Against Hideo Tokoro At Rizin". jiujitsutimes.com. 2016-09-25.
  19. ^ "Rizin FF adds Kron Gracie vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri and 'Krazy Horse' Bennett vs. Minoru Kimura for Dec. 31". mmajunkie.com. 2016-10-31.

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