Renzo Gracie fighting to "restore family pride"

source: fiveknuckles.com
 

Renzo Gracie will become the latest fighter to represent the storied Gracie name in the UFC when he meets former UFC welterweight champ Matt Hughes at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi.

Gracie (13-6-1 1NC) is a highly-regarded practitioner of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, continuing the tradition of a family that has produced some of the sport's greatest champions, and wielded tremendous influence over MMA as a whole.

Although Gracie has trained many UFC fighters and fought widely in other promotions including Japan's defunct Pride organization, his fight with Hughes will mark his UFC debut. Currently Gracie is riding a three-fight win streak, with his most recent victory coming by way of DQ against Frank Shamrock at EliteXC: Destiny in 2007.

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ARTISTofMMA site profile image  

4/12/10 6:34 PM by ARTISTofMMA

Gracie sounds like the Abbotts by now (tank)

ARTISTofMMA site profile image  

4/12/10 6:34 PM by ARTISTofMMA

Gracie sounds like the Abbotts by now (tank)

jmmz site profile image  

4/6/10 10:31 AM by jmmz

Renzo is going to beat Hughes down and then go after BJ.

jmmz site profile image  

4/6/10 10:31 AM by jmmz

Renzo is going to beat Hughes down and then go after BJ.

EKPOGI site profile image  

4/6/10 8:45 AM by EKPOGI

dont forget Renzo made Hughes's former trainer Militech tap.Matt Hughes might suffer the same fate last time he tried avenging Militech's loss.which also happened in the middle east.

EKPOGI site profile image  

4/6/10 8:45 AM by EKPOGI

dont forget Renzo made Hughes's former trainer Militech tap.Matt Hughes might suffer the same fate last time he tried avenging Militech's loss.which also happened in the middle east.

warmonky site profile image  

4/6/10 8:42 AM by warmonky

Renzo is one of the few mma fighters to have beaten a world champion boxer.

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4/6/10 8:42 AM by warmonky

Renzo is one of the few mma fighters to have beaten a world champion boxer.

Kenflo24 site profile image  

4/6/10 8:33 AM by Kenflo24

HUghes is going to give a 2nd Gracie the beating of his life. I can't wait to see this.

Kenflo24 site profile image  

4/6/10 8:33 AM by Kenflo24

HUghes is going to give a 2nd Gracie the beating of his life. I can't wait to see this.



 

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