Photo of Royce Gracie
Team Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Age 52
Gender Male
Height 6' 1"
Weight Class Light-heavyweight

Royce Gracie, pronounced Hoyce Gracie, (born December 12, 1966) is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. Gracie became well-known in the mid 1990s with a string of submission victories over larger opponents in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Between 1993 and 1994, he won 11 matches by submission and was the tournament winner of UFC 1, UFC 2, UFC 4, and fought to a draw with Ken Shamrock in the superfight at UFC 5. These results contributed to the movement towards grappling, cross-training and MMA.

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 15-3-3 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 22 years, 3 months, 7 days
Rounds Fought 58.6
Avg. Fights/Year 0.9
Longest Layoff 8 years, 8 months, 17 days
Quickest Turnaround 3 months, 1 day

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 1 12 2
Losses 3 0 0
Finish Rate 86.7%
Finished Rate 100.0%
Win by Decision Rate 13.3%
Loss by Decision Rate 0.0%
Win by KO Rate 6.7%
Loss by KO Rate 100.0%
Win by SUB Rate 80.0%
Loss by SUB Rate 0.0%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

2 Wins

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:57
Fastest KO 02:22
Fastest SUB 00:57
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.1
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 05:33
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 9.6
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 47:53
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 02/19/2016 W
(14-3-3)
Ken Shamrock
(28-16-2)
LHW
(199.8 vs. 201.2)
TKO/RSC
Bellator MMA 149
1 2:22
NSF 06/02/2007 W
(13-3-3)
Kazushi Sakuraba
(20-10-1)
MW
(188.0* vs. 187.0*)
Decision (Split Decision)
K-1 Hero's Dynamite USA
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 05/27/2006 L
(13-2-3)
Matt Hughes
(37-4-0)
MW
(175.0 vs. 175.5)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie
1 4:39
NSF 12/31/2005 D
(13-2-2)
Hideo Tokoro
(11-7-0)
Draw
K-1: Premium 2005 Dynamite
2 10:00
NSF 12/31/2004 W
(12-2-2)
Chad Rowan
(0-0-0)
Submission (Wrist Lock)
K-1: Premium 2004 Dynamite
1 2:13
NSF 12/31/2003 D
(12-2-1)
Hidehiko Yoshida
(3-1-0)
Draw
Pride: Shock Wave 2003
2 10:00
NSF 05/01/2000 L
(12-1-1)
Kazushi Sakuraba
(7-1-1)
TKO/RSC (Corner Threw in the Towel)
Pride: Grand Prix 2000 Final Round
6 15:00
NSF 01/30/2000 W
(11-1-1)
Nobuhiko Takada
(3-3-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Pride: Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round
1 15:00
NSF 04/04/1995 D
(11-1-0)
Ken Shamrock
(17-3-0)
Draw
UFC 5: Return of the Beast
1 36:06
NSF 12/16/1994 W
(8-1-0)
Ron Van Clief
(0-0-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors
1 3:49
NSF 12/16/1994 W
(8-1-0)
Keith Hackney
(1-0-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors
1 5:34
NSF 12/16/1994 W
(8-1-0)
Daniel Severn
(0-0-0)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors
1 15:49
NSF 09/09/1994 W
(7-0-0)
Kimo Leopoldo
(0-0-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
UFC 3: The American Dream
1 4:40
NSF 09/09/1994 L
(7-0-0)
Harold Howard
(0-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Corner Stoppage)
UFC 3: The American Dream
1 0:00
NSF 03/11/1994 W
(3-0-0)
Minoki Ichihara
(0-0-0)
Submission (Gi Choke)
UFC 2: No Way Out
1 5:08
NSF 03/11/1994 W
(3-0-0)
Jason DeLucia
(1-0-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
UFC 2: No Way Out
1 1:07
NSF 03/11/1994 W
(3-0-0)
Remco Pardoel
(0-0-0)
Submission (Gi Choke)
UFC 2: No Way Out
1 1:31
NSF 03/11/1994 W
(3-0-0)
Pat Smith
(0-1-0)
Submission (Punches)
UFC 2: No Way Out
1 1:17
NSF 11/12/1993 W
(0-0-0)
Art Jimmerson
(0-0-0)
Submission (Bad Position)
UFC 1: The Beginning
1 2:11
NSF 11/12/1993 W
(0-0-0)
Ken Shamrock
(3-0-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC 1: The Beginning
1 0:57
NSF 11/12/1993 W
(0-0-0)
Gerard Gordeau
(0-0-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
UFC 1: The Beginning
1 1:42
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class