Neiman Gracie

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Neiman Gracie
BornNeiman Gracie Stambowsky[1]
(1988-12-12) December 12, 1988 (age 30)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ResidenceNew York City, New York, United States
NationalityBrazilian
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
DivisionWelterweight
Reach73 in (185 cm)
Fighting out ofNew York City, New York, United States
TeamRenzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Rank2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
Mixed martial arts record
Total10
Wins9
By submission8
By decision1
Losses1
By decision1
Notable relativesGracie family
Márcio Stambowsky (Father)
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Neiman Gracie
Medal record
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Super-Heavyweight (purple)[2]
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Medium-Heavyweight (blue)[3]
World Nogi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Heavyweight (black)[4]
Pan-American Championship
Gold medal – first place 2008 Super-Heavyweight (purple)[5]
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Medium-Heavyweight (purple)[6]
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Medium-Heavyweight (purple)[7]
Pan Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Heavyweight (brown)[8]
Gold medal – first place 2008 Heavyweight (purple)[9]
American National Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Gold medal – first place 2007 Super-Heavyweight (purple)[10]
New York International Open IBJJF Championship
Silver medal – second place 2012 Super-Heavyweight (black)[11]
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Medium-Heavyweight (brown)[12]
Silver medal – second place 2010 Medium-Heavyweight (brown)[13]
Gold medal – first place 2009 Medium-Heavyweight (purple)[14]
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Openweight (purple)[14]
Grapplers Quest
U.S. National Grappling Championship
Gold medal – first place 2011 Heavyweight (Brown)[15]

Neiman Gracie Stambowsky[1] (born December 12, 1988) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner who competes in the Welterweight division of Bellator MMA. A professional MMA competitor since 2013, he has also previously fought for the World Series of Fighting. He is a 4th generation member of the Gracie Family of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.[16]

Background[edit]

Family[edit]

Stambowsky is the son of Carla Gracie (daughter of Robson Gracie), and Márcio Stambowsky, making him nephew to Renzo Gracie and a 4th generation member of the Gracie Family of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.[16][17] He is billed professionally as "Neiman Gracie", using his mother's surname under brazilian customs. His sister Deborah Gracie Stambowsky is the second female in the Gracie family to achieve the rank of black belt, behind their first-cousin Kyra Gracie.[18]

Jiu-jitsu[edit]

He has medalled at the World Nogi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Pan Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship, and the New York International Open IBJJF Championship.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

World Series of Fighting[edit]

In 2013, Gracie set his sights on competing in mixed martial arts. He signed with the World Series of Fighting promotion and made his debut in September 2013 at World Series of Fighting 5: Arlovski vs. Kyle, facing Darren Costa.[19] He won the fight via submission in the first round.[20]

Gracie returned to the WSOF decagon on July 5, 2014 at World Series of Fighting 11: Gaethje vs. Newell, facing Dustin Holyko.[21] He again won the fight via submission, this time in the second round.[22]

Bellator MMA[edit]

On October 29, 2014, it was announced that the undefeated Gracie had signed with Bellator MMA.[23]

Gracie made his Bellator debut against Bobby Flynn on February 27, 2015 at Bellator 134.[24] He won the fight via submission in the first round.[25]

For his second fight with the promotion, Gracie faced Roger Carroll at Bellator 151 on March 4, 2016.[26] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[27]

In his third fight for Bellator, Gracie faced Rudy Bears at Bellator 163 on November 4, 2016.[28] He won the fight via submission in the first round.[29]

Gracie faced Dave Marfone at Bellator NYC on June 24, 2017.[30] He won the fight via submission in the second round.[31]

Gracie was expected to face Javier Torres at Bellator 185 on October 20, 2017.[32] Gracie's opponent was changed to Zak Bucia after an injury to Torres. As a result of the Brennan Ward vs David Rickels match being removed from the card, also due to injury, the bout was elevated to co-main event.[33] Gracie won the fight by submission due to a neck crank in the second round.[34]

In his sixth fight for the promotion, Gracie faced Javier Torres at Bellator 198 on April 28, 2018.[35] He won the fight via arm-triangle choke submission in the second round.[36]

Gracie next entered the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix. He faced Ed Ruth in the quarterfinals at Bellator 213 on December 15, 2018. He won the fight via rear-naked choke submission in the fourth round.[37]

Gracie faced Rory MacDonald in the semi-finals at Bellator 222 on June 14, 2019.[38] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.

Championships and awards[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
10 matches 9 wins 1 loss
By knockout 0 0
By submission 8 0
By decision 1 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 9–1 Rory MacDonald Decision (unanimous) Bellator 222 June 14, 2019 5 5:00 New York City, New York, United States Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix Semifinal. For the Bellator Welterweight World Championship.
Win 9–0 Ed Ruth Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 213 December 15, 2018 4 2:17 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal.
Win 8–0 Javier Torres Submission (arm-triangle choke) Bellator 198 April 28, 2018 2 3:18 Rosemont, Illinois, United States
Win 7–0 Zak Bucia Submission (neck crank) Bellator 185 October 20, 2017 2 2:27 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 6–0 Dave Marfone Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator NYC June 24, 2017 2 2:27 New York City, New York, United States
Win 5–0 Rudy Bears Submission (armbar) Bellator 163 November 4, 2016 1 4:39 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States Catchweight (175 lb) bout.
Win 4–0 Roger Carroll Decision (unanimous) Bellator 151 March 4, 2016 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Win 3–0 Bobby Flynn Submission (neck crank) Bellator 134 February 27, 2015 1 2:36 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States Welterweight debut.
Win 2–0 Dustin Holyko Submission (rear-naked choke) WSOF 11 July 5, 2014 2 2:21 Daytona Beach, Florida, United States Catchweight (175 lb) bout.
Win 1–0 Darren Costa Submission (armbar) WSOF 5 September 14, 2013 1 3:57 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Middleweight bout.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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