Ralek Gracie

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Ralek Gracie
Born (1985-10-04) October 4, 1985 (age 30)
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Weight 190.3 lb (86.3 kg; 13.59 st)[1]
Division Middleweight
Fighting out of Los Angeles, California, U.S.[2]
Team Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Rank      1st degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Years active 2007-Present (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
Total 3
Wins 3
By knockout 0
By submission 2
By decision 1
Losses 0
Draws 0
No contests 0
Other information
Website Gracie Academy
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: September 11, 2009

Ralek Gracie (/ˈhɑːlɛk ˈɡræs/; born October 4, 1985) is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and mixed martial artist. He is the son of Rorion Gracie and a member of the Gracie family, and is the nephew of former UFC Champion Royce Gracie and Rickson Gracie.[4] He was awarded his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by his grandfather Helio Gracie.[5] He is also the founder of Metamoris, a promotion that features 20-minute, submission-only grappling matches against the world’s best jiu-jitsu stylists.[6]

Early life[edit]

Ralek grew up watching his father teach private Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes in his family's garage in Southern California.

MMA career[edit]

Ralek made his MMA debut at the age of 21 at K-1 Hero's - Middleweight Tournament Opening Round on July 16, 2007 against Katsuyori Shibata whom he defeated by armbar-submission after 3:05 of the first round. His next fight was at Dream 4 - Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Quarterfinals where he faced Alavutdin Gadzhiyev after Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipović had to pull out of the originally scheduled match with Ralek due to injury. Ralek defeated Gadzhiyev by armbar after 3:02 of round 1.[7] Ralek's official mixed martial arts record is currently undefeated.

On May 29, 2010, Ralek defeated Kazushi Sakuraba by unanimous decision at Dream 14.[8]


On October 24, 2010, Ralek released his first single entitled “Dream World”, which he also wrote and self-produced.[9][10][11]

Personal life[edit]

Ralek teaches along with his brothers at the Gracie Academy headquarters in Torrance, California. He has a son named Rylan.[12]

Ralek has nine brothers and sisters. Renon, Roran, Reylan, Rener, Rose, Riane, Segina, Ricon and Ryron.

Instructor lineage[edit]

Kanō JigorōTomita TsunejirōMitsuyo "Count Koma" MaedaCarlos GracieHelio GracieRorion Gracie → Ralek Gracie

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 3-0 Kazushi Sakuraba Decision (unanimous) Dream 14 May 29, 2010 3 5:00 Yokohama, Japan
Win 2-0 Alavutdin Gadzhiyev Submission (armbar) Dream 4: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Second Round June 15, 2008 1 3:02 Yokohama, Japan
Win 1-0 Katsuyori Shibata Submission (armbar) Hero's 9 July 16, 2007 1 3:05 Yokohama, Japan


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