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Ralek Gracie (English pronunciation: /ˈhɑːlɛk ˈɡræsiː/; born October 4, 1985) is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and a mixed martial artist. He is the son of Rorion Gracie and a member of the legendary Gracie family, who founded the UFC in 1992, and is the nephew of UFC Champion Royce Gracie.[1] He has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under his father Rorion, and his grandfather Helio Gracie.[2] Ralek last fought for Japanese mixed martial arts-promotion DREAM.

Early life Edit

Ralek grew up watching his father teach private Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes in his family's garage in Southern California. He and his brothers learned the basic movements as soon as they could walk.[3].

MMA careerEdit

Ralek made his MMA debut at the age of 21 at K-1 Hero's - Middleweight Tournament Opening Round on July 16, 2007 against Katsuyori Shibata whom he defeated by armbar-submission after 3:05 of the first round. His most recent fight was at Dream 4 - Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Quarterfinals where he faced Alavutdin Gadzhiyev after Mirko Cro Cop had to pull out of the originally scheduled grappling match with Ralek due to injury. Ralek defeated Gadzhiyev by armbar after 3:02 of round 1.[4]

Personal life Edit

Ralek teaches along with his brothers at the Gracie Academy headquarters in Torrance, California. He has a son named Rylan.[3]

Ralek has nine brothers and sisters. Renon, Roran, Reylan, Rener, Rose, Riane, Regina, Ricon and Ryron Gracie.

MMA record Edit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 2-0 Russia flag Alavutdin Gadzhiyev Submission (Armbar) DREAM.4 - Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Quarterfinals June 15, 2008 1 3:02 Yokohama, Japan
Win 1-0 Japan flag Katsuyori Shibata Submission (Armbar) K-1 Hero's - Middleweight Tournament Opening Round July 16, 2007 1 3:05 Yokohama, Japan

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