Ralek Gracie

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Ralek Gracie
Born (1985-10-04) October 4, 1985 (age 33)
Torrance, California, United States
NationalityAmerican & Brazilian
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Weight190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)[1]
DivisionMiddleweight (2007−2010)
Light heavyweight (2017−present)
Fighting out ofLos Angeles, California, United States[2]
TeamGracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Rank1st degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Years active2007−2010, 2017−present (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
By submission2
By decision1
By decision1
Notable relativesGracie family
WebsiteGracie Academy
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: September 11, 2009

Ralek Gracie[needs Portuguese IPA] (born October 4, 1985) is an American 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.

Ralek's next fight was at the 2008 Dream 4 Middleweight Grand Prix 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]

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.


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

In May 2010 Ralek released the track "G in a Gi" along with a self produced music video.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Ralek has a son named Rylan.[13]

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 Gracie → Ralek Gracie

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
4 matches 3 wins 1 loss
By submission 2 0
By decision 1 1
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


  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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  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. ^ sherdog.com
  8. ^ Sakuraba-Gracie rivalry continues at Dream 14
  9. ^ Gracie News >> Download Ralek
  10. ^ The Ralek Gracie Store Archived 2010-10-28 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Ralek Gracie Music “Dream World“
  12. ^ Breaking Grips- Ralek Gracie Profile
  13. ^ http://www.gracieacademy.com/generations_ralek.asp

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