Kron Gracie

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Kron Gracie
Born (1988-07-11) July 11, 1988 (age 28)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Other names Ice Cream Kron
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Division Featherweight
Fighting out of Los Angeles, California, United States
Team Kron Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
Teacher(s) Rickson Gracie
Rank 1st degree black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Judo
Years active 2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 3
Wins 3
By submission 3
Losses 0
Website www.krongraciejiujitsu.com
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Kron Gracie (born July 11, 1988) is a 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 an overdose in New York City.[5]

When not competing he teaches jiu-jitsu at his school in Culver City, California[6] and helps run his father's association.[7]

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.[8]

On February 24, 2014, Kron announced his intention to pursue an MMA career.[9] He made his mixed martial arts debut on December 23, 2014,[10] facing fellow MMA debutant Hyung Soo-Kim at Real Fighting Championship: Real 1.[11] Gracie won the fight via armbar, sixty-five seconds into the first round.[12]

Rizin FF[edit]

Kron fought on December 31, 2015 at Rizin Fighting Federation World Tournament.[13] He faced Asen Yamamoto and won the fight by submission via triangle choke in the first round.[14]

Kron fought Hideo Tokoro on September 25, 2016.[15] He won via rear-naked choke in the first round.[16]

Kron is set to face mma veteran Tatsuya Kawajiri at the Rizin December event.[17]

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 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

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. ^ [dead link]"Anunciada em Nova York a causa da morte do lutador de jiu-jitsu Rockson Gracie. O laudo da necropsia revelou que o brasileiro de 19 anos morreu de overdose de drogas e medicamentos." (in Portuguese). ÉPOCA. Retrieved April 3, 2010. 
  6. ^ "About KGJJ". Kron Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ "USA REPS". Rickson Gracie International Jiu-Jitsu Association. Retrieved April 3, 2010. 
  8. ^ "EA Sports characters list reveals full roster". videogamesblogger.com. Retrieved July 7, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Kron announces transition to MMA after ADCC gold". graciemag.com. October 24, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Kron Gracie set to make his MMA debut against Hyung Soo Kim". mmafighting.com. November 24, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Kron Gracie's MMA Debut Is This December in Japan". fightland.vice.com. Retrieved December 23, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Kron Gracie scores quick submission in MMA debut". mmafighting.com. December 23, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Rizin FF - Rizin Fighting Federation 2". Sherdog. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  14. ^ "Kron Gracie holds on to submit Asen Yamamoto despite slam". mmafighting.com. 2015-12-31. 
  15. ^ "Kron Gracie to Face Hideo Tokoro in Featherweight Bout at September Rizin Event". sherdog.com. 2016-06-14. 
  16. ^ "Kron Gracie Wins By Rear Naked Choke Against Hideo Tokoro At Rizin". jiujitsutimes.com. 2016-09-25. 
  17. ^ "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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