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Royce Gracie

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  • Name: Royce Gracie
  • MMA Record: 15-2-3 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname:
  • Current Streak: 2 Wins
  • Age: 51 | Date of Birth: 1966.12.12
  • Last Fight: February 19, 2016 in BFC
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 190.8 lbs
  • Affiliation: Gracie Humaita
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $874,000 USD
  • Born: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Torrance, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Official Site

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Royce Gracie MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
2:22 Round 1 of 3

Us Ken Shamrock
14-2-3 28-16-2

Us Bellator 149: Shamrock vs. Gracie 3
Main Event | Open Weight

2016.02.19
Odds: -105 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 190.8 lbs (86.5 kgs) | Referee: Jacob Montalvo
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Kazushi Sakuraba
13-2-3 21-9-1

Us Dynamite!! USA
Main Card | Middleweight

2007.06.02
Disclosed Pay: $300,000 Base | Weigh-In: 188.0 lbs (85.3 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:39 Round 1 of 3

Us Matt Hughes
13-1-3 39-4-0

Us UFC 60: Hughes vs Gracie
Main Event | Catchweight | 175 lbs

2006.05.27
Odds: +240 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $400,000 Base | Weigh-In: 175.0 lbs (79.4 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Draw

Jp Hideo Tokoro

Jp K-1

2005.12.31
Win | Submission

Jp Akebono Taro

Jp K-1

2004.12.31
Draw | Decision
2 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Jp Hidehiko Yoshida
12-1-1 3-1-0

Jp Pride Shockwave 2003
Main Card | Light Heavyweight

2003.12.31
Weigh-In: 176.4 lbs (80.0 kgs) | Referee: Matt Hume
Loss | KO/TKO | Retired
15:00 Round 6, 90:00 Total

Jp Kazushi Sakuraba
12-0-1 8-1-1

Jp Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

2000.05.01
Referee: Yuji Shimada
#24 Greatest Fight of All Time
Win | Decision | Unanimous
1 Round

Jp Nobuhiko Takada
11-0-1 2-3-0

Jp Pride Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round
Main Event | Tournament Round of 16

2000.01.30
Draw | Decision
1 Round

Us Ken Shamrock
11-0-0 17-3-0

Us UFC 5: Return of the Beast
Co-Main Event

1995.04.07
Weigh-In: 180.0 lbs (81.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Choke
15:49 Round 1 of 1

Us Dan Severn
8-0-0 0-0-0

Us UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors
Main Event | Tournament Finals

1994.12.16
Disclosed Pay: $64,000 Bonus | Weigh-In: 180.0 lbs (81.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#39 Greatest Submission of All Time
#43 Greatest Comeback of All Time
Win | Submission | Armlock
5:32 Round 1 of 1

Us Keith Hackney
8-0-0 1-0-0

Us UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal

1994.12.16
Weigh-In: 180.0 lbs (81.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Choke
3:59 Round 1 of 1

Us Ron van Clief
8-0-0 0-0-0

Us UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

1994.12.16
Weigh-In: 180.0 lbs (81.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Cancelled Bout Harold Howard UFC 3 1994.09.09
Reason: Towel Thrown Pre-Fight
Win | Submission | Armlock
4:40 Round 1 of 1

Us Kimo Leopoldo
7-0-0 0-0-0

Us UFC 3: The American Dream
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

1994.09.09
Weigh-In: 176.0 lbs (79.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#50 Greatest Fight of All Time
#42 Greatest Submission of All Time
Win | Submission | Strikes
1:17 Round 1 of 1

Us Patrick Smith
3-0-0 0-1-0

Us UFC 2: No Way Out
Main Event | Tournament Finals

1994.03.11
Disclosed Pay: $60,000 Bonus | Weigh-In: 176.0 lbs (79.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Choke
1:31 Round 1 of 1

Nl Remco Pardoel
3-0-0 0-0-0

Us UFC 2: No Way Out
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal

1994.03.11
Weigh-In: 176.0 lbs (79.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Armlock
1:07 Round 1 of 1

Us Jason DeLucia
3-0-0 1-0-0

Us UFC 2: No Way Out
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

1994.03.11
Weigh-In: 176.0 lbs (79.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Choke
5:08 Round 1 of 1

Jp Minoki Ichihara
3-0-0 0-0-0

Us UFC 2: No Way Out
Preliminary Card | Tournament Round of 16

1994.03.11
Weigh-In: 176.0 lbs (79.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Choke
1:44 Round 1 of 1

Nl Gerard Gordeau
0-0-0 0-0-0

Us UFC 1: The Beginning
Main Event | Tournament Finals

1993.11.12
Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Bonus | Weigh-In: 180.0 lbs (81.6 kgs) | Referee: Helio Vigio
#51 Greatest Submission of All Time
Win | Submission | Choke
0:57 Round 1 of 1

Us Ken Shamrock
0-0-0 3-0-0

Us UFC 1: The Beginning
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal

1993.11.12
Weigh-In: 180.0 lbs (81.6 kgs) | Referee: Helio Vigio
#17 Greatest Submission of All Time
Win | Submission
2:18 Round 1 of 1

Us Art Jimmerson
0-0-0 0-0-0

Us UFC 1: The Beginning
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

1993.11.12
Weigh-In: 180.0 lbs (81.6 kgs) | Referee: Joao Alberto Barreto

Royce Gracie Wiki Update Wiki

Remembered today as the greatest early pioneer of mixed martial arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu master Royce Gracie arrived on the NHB fight scene as a small, underweight curiosity from Rio de Janiero, Brazil. At the behest of Rorion Gracie and other family members, Royce entered the inaugural UFC, or “Ultimate Fighting Championship,” a fledgling, borderline barbaric no-holds-barred fighting tournament held in Denver, Colorado in 1993. What ensued was the stuff of legend.


The slim and undersized Gracie dominated the tournament, going undefeated over the course of three fights against larger, more muscular opponents to become the first-ever UFC champion. More importantly, Gracie opened the eyes of millions of North Americans to the opaque, exotic potency of ground fighting, choking out his confused and often helpless adversaries with subtle techniques the audience and fight announcers failed to grasp.


Gracie would go on to repeat the feat one year later, winning the UFC 2 tournament with four straight submission victories, bringing his overall winning streak to seven in a row with all seven contests ending by submission. Gracie was forced to withdraw prior to a scheduled bout with journeyman Harold Howard at UFC 3, but would again be declared the UFC champion at UFC 4 the same year when he defeated wrestling standout Dan Severn by triangle choke. As a result of his unparalleled Ultimate Fighting Championship success, Gracie – and the so-called “Gracie” Jiu-Jitsu which bore his family’s name – had forever changed the world of martial arts.


Standing just over 6’ tall and weighing in around 170 lbs., Gracie shocked early MMA fans with the calm, collected manner he maintained during some of the most grueling fights in the sport’s history. In a era before time limits, gloves, or rules for the safety and protection of the fighters, Gracie's accomplishment stands as much as a feat of bravery as a feat of skill. Although future opponents such as Matt Hughes eventually showed that a new breed of athletic, well rounded fighter had passed him by, he remains one of the foremost figures in mixed martial arts history. Gracie was recognized for his accomplishments on November 21, 2003 at UFC 45, when he became the first fighter ever inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.


A 6th Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, Gracie remains one of the fighters cited most often by today’s MMA athletes as their inspiration for entering mixed martial arts. His ninety minute battle with the great Kazushi Sakuraba in Pride is still remembered as one of the great fights in MMA history. He and his extended family are responsible for the widespread fame and success of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and submission grappling throughout the world. Royce Gracie continues to travel the world and teach.

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