Daniel Gracie named as first participant in Bellator LHW tournament

source: mmajunkie.com

With Bellator's light heavyweight tournament now official, the company is ready to start releasing the season-four playoff participants.

First up? PRIDE and International Fight League veteran Daniel Gracie (5-2-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC).

Bellator brass today announced the member of fighting's first family as the first fighter official for the upcoming inaugural eight-man tournament.

"The Gracie family has truly influenced MMA as we know it today, and I'm proud to say that heritage continues when Daniel steps into the Bellator cage to try to become our light heavyweight champion," Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney stated in today's release. "A Gracie back in the tournament format is reminiscent of the days when the Gracies dominated MMA, and that's something I'm excited to see."

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Loco Lobo site profile image  

12/23/10 1:58 PM by Loco Lobo

Cool to see Daniel make one more run at MMA career. His ground game is sick and he is working on his striking wit Kru Mark Dellagrotte. Daniel is a very tough guy. Oh by the way, Goes is a very dangerous man although probably not as rough as you Lurker. LMAO.

KevinMcAllister site profile image  

12/23/10 5:50 AM by KevinMcAllister

yeah brah cuz u just cant hang when u lose to allan goes.allan goes is just a nobody with no skills i mean cmon right?..........

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12/22/10 3:24 PM by mmachicago

It's official there is now a Gracie in every major organization.

Extreme Lurker site profile image  

12/22/10 3:15 PM by Extreme Lurker

This guy couldn't even hang with Allan Goes in 2006....Not much of a signing.I'm interested to see a Gracie become big in this sport again. Daniel is not that guy.