For the first time since Royce Gracie stepped into the UFC Octagon in May 2006, another Gracie will make their way to the top MMA promotion as Rolles Gracie has signed a multi-fight deal with the organization and will make his debut at UFC 109 in February against British heavyweight, Mustapha Al-Turk.
The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday by sources close to the fight.
Rolles Gracie makes his way to the UFC by way of a 3-0 professional career with his last two wins coming in the Art of War promotion in China.
A black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Gracie trains at both Renzo Gracie's Academy in New York City as well as Greg Jackson's school in New Mexico. Several fighters from Jackson's Academy have been working with Gracie's school of late including former light heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans.
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