Ryron, Rener to coach against each other at UFN 30


Mark Munoz expected to face Michael Bisping in the Main Event of UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester, England, and Lyoto Machida was expecting to fight Tim Kennedy at UFC Fight For the Troops 3 on November 6.

However, a serious eye injury forced Bisping from the fight and Munoz will fight Lyoto Machida Saturday1

Both Munoz and Machida train at the Gracie Academy. After much deliberation, Ryron Gracie and Rener Gracie, sons of UFC co-founder Rorion Gracie. decided that they would each corner one fighter. Ryron will be in Mark's corner and Rener in Lyoto's corner.

This is believed to be the first time that brothers have had to coach opposite one another in a UFC fight.


tags: UFN 30   Ryron Gracie   Rener Gracie   Mark Munoz (detail)  Lyoto Machida (detail)  


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Kneeblock site profile image  

10/27/13 11:56 AM by Kneeblock

Very cool Academy model.

Old Thrashbarg site profile image  

10/27/13 10:43 AM by Old Thrashbarg

Rener is to The Dragon, what Seagal is to The Spider.

flyingtoehold site profile image  

10/27/13 10:37 AM by flyingtoehold


Bucephalus site profile image  

10/27/13 8:11 AM by Bucephalus

It's hard to imagine where Machida would be today without Rener in his corner.

ranier wolfcastle site profile image  

10/26/13 5:49 PM by ranier wolfcastle

and gracie jijitsu wins again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   (technically the fight did hit the ground, in a way)   :)

JohnnyChrist site profile image  

10/26/13 5:16 PM by JohnnyChrist

If that's true, then jesus, Ryron and Rener are good people.

12 site profile image  

10/26/13 9:38 AM by 12

I don't see it.i know why mark is there,he trained with many guys and after 1 week with ryron,he was in luv.ed has been around the academy for yrs,but I don't see rener needing a partnership with anyone. you guys say what you want about rener,the fact that he provides health insurance,profit sharing and pays his top instructors over 45,000 a yr makes him unlike most owners,so a partnership wouldn't go well

Mayweedz site profile image  

10/26/13 2:56 AM by Mayweedz

I wonder if Torrance academy and Black house are planning on doing business together. I mean Black house already has some good grapplers in the context of MMA so why else bring both brothers into the publicity. I wonder if now that a lot of the top Black House guys are a few years away from passing their prime if they are planning on doing franchising with gym's as their next business venture. Couldn't hurt plus it would be good for the BJJ/MMA community (has to be better than these UFC gyms that are popping up). Imagine how cool it would be to have a local Black House gym associated with Torrance and having seminars with former UFC champs and the Gracie brothers. Instant coolness and credibility.

Bucephalus site profile image  

10/26/13 2:31 AM by Bucephalus

He wasn't confused. He probably thought they both looked like dorks walking out in their gis. wtf were they thinking? lol

ranier wolfcastle site profile image  

10/25/13 3:29 PM by ranier wolfcastle

still a victory for gracie jiujitsu! (lol?)