Rolles Gracie v Mustapha Al-Turk at UFC 109

by Damon Martin | source: mmaweekly.com
 

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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RobbieH site profile image  

10/21/09 10:33 PM by RobbieH

 Hell yeah, been waiting for the new gen Gracie's to get back in the UFC... Time to kick some ass.. Rolles is definitely a badass from what I've seen...

Redneck site profile image  

10/21/09 3:39 PM by Redneck

Great question. I never hear the Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo referred to as Honaldo either.

Boldar site profile image  

10/21/09 3:32 PM by Boldar

Good to see another Gracie, especially with Rolles talent, get a shot.

Justinmacd site profile image  

10/21/09 3:29 PM by Justinmacd

This is Al-Turk's coming out party.He was close to beating Kongo and Cro Cop but he gassed.

Tomato Can site profile image  

10/21/09 3:20 PM by Tomato Can

Dude you just blew my mind.

ranier wolfcastle site profile image  

10/21/09 3:18 PM by ranier wolfcastle

 why isnt rio pronounced "hio"??

mcpeepants232003 site profile image  

10/21/09 2:32 PM by mcpeepants232003

not much. He's already lost to Kongo quite viciously and Crocop because of the eye poke. He was 2007 european adcc champ so it's not as if he doesn't have any skills.

amandapottle site profile image  

10/21/09 2:13 PM by amandapottle

Can someone tell me about Al-Turk?

Tomato Can site profile image  

10/21/09 1:22 PM by Tomato Can

Roger is supposedly signed with Strikeforce, although that's been the case for about 5 months now and no fight has materialized.

NoPlacebo site profile image  

10/21/09 1:08 PM by NoPlacebo

Who says they didn't go after Roger? Roger is already signed I believe.