Ralek Gracie

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Ralek Gracie
Born (1985-10-04) October 4, 1985 (age 31)
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Weight 190.3 lb (86.3 kg; 13.59 st)[1]
Division Middleweight
Stance Orthodox
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 4
Wins 3
By submission 2
By decision 1
Losses 1
By decision 1
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. As the son of Rorion Gracie, he is a member of the Gracie family, and the nephew of Legends of MMA Hall of Famer Rickson Gracie and UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie.[4] He was awarded his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu by his grandfather Hélio Gracie.[5] He is also the founder of Metamoris, a submission-only grappling promotion.[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.

DREAM[edit]

Ralek's 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]

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

Bellator MMA[edit]

After nearly seven years away from MMA competition, Ralek returned to face Hisaki Kato at Bellator 170 on January 21, 2017. He lost the fight by unanimous decision.

Music[edit]

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, Regina, 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
Loss 3-1 Hisaki Kato Decision (unanimous) Bellator 170 January 21, 2017 3 5:00 Inglewood, California, United States|
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dream | 選手データ | ハレック・グレイシー [RALEK GRACIE]". Dreamofficial.com. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
  2. ^ Ralek Gracie | MMAPredictions
  3. ^ "Academy Instructors". Gracie Academy. Retrieved September 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Jacare through to GP semis". Graciemag.com. 2007-08-03. Archived from the original on February 27, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
  5. ^ "Ralek Gracie". Gracie Academy. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  6. ^ "We're psyched to watch Metamoris 4". Vice. June 23, 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  7. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/ralek-gracie-23235
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ Gracie News >> Download Ralek
  10. ^ The Ralek Gracie Store
  11. ^ Ralek Gracie Music “Dream World“
  12. ^ http://www.gracieacademy.com/generations_ralek.asp

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