Pro Record: 13-7-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: Team Renzo Gracie
Age: 48
Sex: Male
Height: 5 Feet. 11 Inch(es).
Weight: 180 lbs.
Out of: Manhattan, NJ
Born: Rio de Janeiro

Renzo Gracie's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
04/10/2010 Loss Matt Hughes UFC 112: Invincible TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 3 4:40
NSF 02/10/2007 Win Frank Shamrock Elite Xtreme Combat 1: Destiny Disqualification 2 2:00
NSF 12/29/2006 Win Carlos Newton International Fight League: World Team Championship Finals Decision Split Decision Video
NSF 09/23/2006 Win Patrick Miletich International Fight League: World Team Championship Submission Guillotine Choke 1 3:37 Video
NSF 07/29/2005 Loss BJ Penn K-1: World Grand Prix 2005 Decision Unanimous Decision 3 Video
NSF 10/05/2003 Loss Carlos Newton Pride: Bushido 1 Decision Split Decision 2
NSF 06/23/2002 Loss Shungo Oyama Pride 21: Demolition Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 11/03/2001 Win Michiyoshi Ohara Pride 17: Championship Chaos Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 03/25/2001 Loss Dan Henderson Pride 13: Collision Course KO Punch 1 1:40
NSF 08/27/2000 Loss Kazushi Sakuraba Pride 10: Return of the Warriors TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Kimura 2 9:42 Video
NSF 02/26/2000 Loss Kiyoshi Tamura Rings: King of Kings 1999 Final Decision Unanimous Decision 2
NSF 12/22/1999 Win Wataru Sakata Rings: King of Kings 1999 Block B Submission Arm Bar 1 1:25 Video
NSF 12/22/1999 Win Maurice Smith Rings: King of Kings 1999 Block B Submission Arm Lock 1 0:50 Video
NSF 11/21/1999 Win Alexander Otsuka Pride 8 Decision Unanimous Decision 2
NSF 03/15/1998 Win Sanae Kikuta Pride 2 Submission Guillotine Choke 6
NSF 10/11/1997 Draw Akira Shoji Pride 1 3
NSF 09/27/1997 TBD Eugenio Tadeu Pentagon Combat 1 14:45
NSF 11/22/1996 Win Oleg Taktarov Martial Arts Reality Superfights KO Kick 1 1:02 Video
NSF 10/17/1995 Win Ben Spijkers World Combat Championship Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 2:46
NSF 10/17/1995 Win Phil Benedict World Combat Championship Submission Punches 1 2:05
NSF 10/17/1995 Win James Warring World Combat Championship Submission Forearm Choke 1 2:45 Video
NSF 01/01/1992 Win Luiz Augusto-Alvareda Desafio: Gracie Vale Tudo TKO/RSC Rear Naked Choke 1 7:03
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest

Fighter Bio


Renzo Gracie (pronounced "Henzo") (born March 11, 1967 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a lifelong practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and a member of the legendary Gracie family from Brazil. He holds notable wins over former UFC champions Frank Shamrock, Pat Miletich, Oleg Taktarov, Carlos Newton and Maurice Smith.

He is brother to Ralph Gracie, and Ryan Gracie. Renzo has competed both in sport BJJ and mixed martial arts events such as the PRIDE Fighting Championships, the International Fight League, RINGS – King of Kings, Martial Arts Reality Superfighting(MARS) and the World Combat Championship. In February of 2007, Gracie won a match against Frank Shamrock for upstart MMA promotion EliteXC on its debut night Saturday February 10, 2007, on Showtime. Shamrock was disqualified by referee Herb Dean due to knee strikes to the back of Gracie's head while both fighters were on the ground. He had already been given one warning earlier in the match for illegal strikes to the back of Gracie's head. After the match, Gracie had to be helped out of the ring and back to his dressing room by his team due to receiving a concussion from the strikes. He will fight Carlos Newton in a third fight in June. Renzo is currently coaching his team, the New York Pitbulls, for the International Fight League.

Renzo is the main instructor at the Renzo Gracie Academy which is located in Midtown Manhattan. Many well known BJJ and MMA fighters have been trained by Renzo, including BJJ black belts Rodrigo Gracie, Matt Serra, Ricardo Almeida and Sean Alvarez.

Renzo also has written an instructional book on Jujitsu, called "Mastering Jujitsu", with his training partner John Danaher.