Is Royce Gracie fighting Art Jimmerson at the UFC in Rio?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A few weeks back, a UG forum member noticed that Royce Gracie had been added to the roster of UFC fighters on the company’s website, This of course lead to much speculation that the fighter indeed had signed to compete at the summer event in Brazil. Quickly, UFC President Dana White was quick to deny, but speculation continued. Just this week, Royce reported that he was in final negotiation and expected to finalize a deal in the next two weeks.

Today, it seems like Art Jimmerson has also been added to the company’s website, again leading to speculation that he would compete in the UFC, and a bout with Royce Gracie could be the only real possibility, paying tribute to their bout at the first ever UFC.

Art Jimmerson fighting Royce in Rio?

From: KevinMcAllister
Member Since: 10/20/10
Posts: 680
So I was just perusing the UFC roster, because oftentimes random names pop up on it. Royce Gracie, for one, is listed under Middleweight at the moment.

But in another throwback to UFC 1, look whos listed under Light Heavyweight…one Mr. Art Jimmerson!

Does this mean we could see these two guys tangle one…last…time? It appears so.

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art jimmerson, royce gracie