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Alberto Crane

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Alberto Lewis Crane (born July 14 , 1976) is an American mixed martial arts fighter. He currently fights as a lightweight. He has fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and is a former King of the Cage and Ring Of Fire lightweight champion.

BiographyEdit

Crane moved to Brazil shortly after high school to train at the Gracie Barra academy in Rio de Janeiro, and then Belo Horizonte full-time. He holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Vinicius Magalhaes (Draculino) and Carlos Gracie Jr. Upon returning to New Mexico, Crane began teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and opened two successful academies, one in Santa Fe and one in Albuquerque.[1] He started MMA in 2002 where he fought till 2005 undefeated. After a 2 year break Alberto took on the UFC in 2007 and lost his UFC debut against Roger Huerta at UFC 74 via TKO in round three. In his second fight with the UFC, against Kurt Pellegrino, Alberto did not take advantage of a high kick early enough in the first round. Alberto was defeated via tko strikes.

He has since moved to Los Angeles to be closer to family. Alberto Crane and Romulo Barral have teamed up to teach at Legacy World Class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts in the Los Angeles Area. They opened a school in Encino, California in January of 2009 and a 2nd Location in Pasadena in January of 2010. The schools are conveniently located for students who work or live in the Los Angeles area.

Personal lifeEdit

Alberto and his wife have three children, son Sevan and daughters Sona and Serineh, who were born on November 25, 2008. [2]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts record Edit

Template:Start box |- | align="center" colspan=7|12 Wins (11 Submissions, 1 Decision), 4 Losses, 0 Draws. |- | align="center" style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #f0f0f0"|Date | align="center" style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #f0f0f0"|Record | align="center" style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #f0f0f0"|Outcome | align="center" style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #f0f0f0"|Opponent | align="center" style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #f0f0f0"|Event | align="center" style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #f0f0f0"|Details | align="center" style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #f0f0f0"|Round, Time | align="center" style="border-style: none none solid solid; background: #f0f0f0"|Location |- |01/24/2010 |12-5 |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" | Loss | United States flag Albert Rios |Called Out MMA II |Decision (Unanimous) |Round 3, 5:00 |United States flag Ontario, California, USA |- |06/11/2009 |12-4 |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss | United States flag Tony Hervey |KOTC: Militia |KO (Punches) |Round 1, 0:12 |United States flag Highland, California, USA |- |02/27/2009 |12-3 |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win | United States flag Eric Regan |RITC 123- Rage in the Cage 123 |Submission (Triangle Choke) |Round 1, 2:20 |United States flag Chandler, Arizona, USA |- |12/06/2008 |11-3 |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win | United States flag Brad Nordquist |KOTC - Goodfellas |Submission (Rear Naked Choke) |Round 1, 1:19 |United States flag Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA |- |10/18/2008 |10-3 |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win | United States flag Richard Villes |EDP - Breaking Point |Submission |Round 1 |United States flag Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA |- |08/02/2008 |9-3 |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win | United States flag Adrian Valdez |RITC 113 - Rage in the Cage 113 |Submission (Guillotine Choke) |Round 1, 1:35 |United States flag Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA |- |06/27/2008 |8-3 |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss | Canada flag Simon Marini |Ultimate Cage Wars 12 |Decision (Unanimous) |Round 3, 5:00 |Canada flag Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada |- |01/23/2008 |8-2 |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss | United States flag Kurt Pellegrino |UFC Fight Night 12 |TKO (Strikes) |Round 2, 1:52 |United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, USA |- |8/25/2007 |8-1 |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss | United States flag Roger Huerta |UFC 74: Respect |TKO (Strikes) |Round 3, 1:50 |United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, USA |- |01/22/2005 |8-0 |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win | United States flag Jeremy Crowe |PNRF: Inferno |Submission (Crucifix) |Round 1, 1:03 |United States flag Sante Fe, New Mexico, USA |- |7/16/2004 |7-0 |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win | United States flag Richie Reyes |PNRF: Explosion |Submission (Omoplata) |Round 1, 0:28 |United States flag Sante Fe, New Mexico, USA |- |5/15/2004 |6-0 |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win | United States flag John Mahlow |KOTC 35: Albuquerque |Submission (Choke) |Round 2, 2:41 |United States flag Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA |- |1/11/2004 |5-0 |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win | Japan flag Takuhito Hida |ZST: Grand Prix - Final Round |Submission (Armbar) |Round 1, 1:26 |Japan flag Tokyo, Japan |- |10/18/2003 |4-0 |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win | United States flag Christian Carvalho |ROF 10: Intensity |Submission (Rear Naked Choke) |Round 1, 5:56 |United States flag Castle Rock, Colorado, USA |- |3/21/2003 |3-0 |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win | United States flag Javier Vazquez |KOTC 21: Invasion |Decision (Split) |Round 3, 5:00 |United States flag Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA |- |12/15/2002 |2-0 |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win | United States flag Joe Vigil |KOTC 20: Crossroads |Submission (Triangle Choke) |Round 1, 3:17 |United States flag Bernalillo, New Mexico, USA |- |6/19/2002 |1-0 |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win | United States flag Nick Shadwick |KOTC 14: New Mexico |Submission (Choke) |Round 1, 1:39 |United States flag Bernalillo, New Mexico, USA |- Template:End box

Legacy Mixed Martial Arts AcademyEdit

Alberto Crane opened a new Academy, Legacy Mixed Martial Arts in Encino, California, in January, 2009. World Jiu-Jitsu Gold Champion Romulo Barral has partnered with Crane in the endeavor. The Academy focuses on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts and Muay Thai Boxing. A second academy in Pasadena, California first opened its doors on December 28, 2009.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu AcademyEdit

Crane was owner of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy through 2007, selling the Academy when he moved to the L.A. Basin.

See also Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy Locations.
  2. Proud Papa Alberto Crane Heading Back to the Cage. MMAWEEKLY.com (2008-12-04). Archived from the original on 2008-12-09. Retrieved on 2008-12-09.

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